updated on 8th Sep 2020 15:20 posted on 7th Sep 2020 14:19
On 7 September 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that its Chinese joint venture, Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC), has signed a contract with CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicle Co., Ltd. (CRRC Changchun) to manufacture 390 metro cars for Harbin Metro Line 2 Phase 1 and Line 3 Phase 2. The contract is valued at approximately 1.2 billion CNY (153 million EUR). Bombardier Transportation owns 50 % of the shares in CBRC.
New metro trains will enhance urban mobility in Harbin, China’s largest provincial capital and winter holiday destination with 10 million residents. The 390 cars will form 65 six-car trains. 36 of them are planned to operate on Line 2. The 28.7 km, 19-station underground Phase 1 of Line 2 that passes through the city from north to southeast is scheduled to open in 2021. The remaining 29 units will be used on the 32 km, 30-station Line 3 Phase 2, which is scheduled to open in 2022.
The 1,435 mm gauge 1.5 kV DC trains have a 2’2’ + Bo’Bo’ + Bo’Bo’ + Bo’Bo’ + Bo’Bo’ + 2’2’+ axle arrangement. They have a maximum operating speed of 80 km/h, a nominal power of 3,040 kW (16 traction motors, 190 kW each), an acceleration rate of 1.0m/s2 and a braking deceleration rate 1.2m/s2. The train length over couplings is 117,120 mm. Each car is 19,000 mm long, having a bodyshell width of 2,800 mm, a distance between bogie centres of 12,600 mm and a bogie wheelbase of 2,200 mm. The train capacity is 1,470 passengers, 216 of them seating. The tare weight of a six-car unit is 205 tonnes.
Since its establishment over 20 years ago, CBRC has delivered 2,900 metro cars for Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Wuhan, Bangkok and Singapore.