January 04, 2020: Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint venture Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Limited (BST) has been awarded a contract from China State Railway Group to supply 160 CR400AF cars, a new Chinese standard high-speed train car for China’s evolving high-speed rail network. All cars will be delivered by mid-2020.
The cars will be configured into ten 16 car trainsets with an operating speed of 350 kilometres/hour. The total contract is valued at approximately 2.97 billion CNY ($427 million). Bombardier Transportation owns 50 percent of the shares in BST, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock.
Jianwei Zhang, president, Bombardier Transportation China, said, “We are very proud to have been chosen to supply the new generation of CR400AF cars, a high-speed railway car, through our BST joint venture. China’s high-speed rail industry has become one of the nation’s economic pillar industries and the high-speed network has brought greater mobility and prosperity to the public. Bombardier is proud of its contributions to China’s rail industry and looks forward to delivering more of the high-quality products that are helping China meet its ambitious long-term mobility goals.”
In 2018, BST won two contracts to build a total of 288 CR400AF cars and every car was delivered on-time with quality. Bombardier Transportation in China is the full solution provider across the entire value chain. From vehicles and propulsion to services and design, Bombardier Transportation in China has seven joint ventures, six wholly foreign-owned enterprises. Together, the joint ventures have delivered 4,500 railway passenger cars, 580 electric locomotives, and over 2,500 metro cars, Monorail, APM, and trams to China’s growing rail transit markets.