Bangkok, Thailand – Global rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has celebrated the delivery of the first state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER INNOVIA monorail 300 vehicles for Thailand. The monorails will run on Bangkok’s new Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) Pink and Yellow Lines, which will provide 64-kilometres of new rail-based urban transportation links across the city.
The milestone was marked at a special event on October 1, 2020, attended by Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-Cha, as well as other senior government officials. H.E. Dr. Sarah Taylor, Ambassador of Canada to Thailand was also in attendance, along with representatives from Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Northern Bangkok Monorail Co. Ltd. (NBM) and Eastern Bangkok Monorail Co. Ltd. (EBM).
“The on-time delivery of our first INNOVIA monorail 300 vehicles for Thailand marks an exciting milestone in the history of Thailand’s rail transportation and reflects our strong collaboration between our customers, our PBTS joint venture and our highly-skilled, 600-strong local team,” said Claudio Tiraferri, Managing Director for Bombardier Transportation in Thailand. “Thailand is an important market for Bombardier where, over the last 23 years, we have grown from signalling supplier to the market leader in rail systems and we look forward to seeing the new rail lines become a reality.”
Bombardier’s scope on the 34.2 km Khae Rai-MinBuri (Pink) and 30.4 km Lat Phrao-Samrong (Yellow) Lines comprises 72 four-car INNOVIA monorail 300 trains, wayside systems and the automated BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 rail control and system integration. The monorails will be able to run at speeds of up to 80 km/h and with a maximum system capacity of over 28,000 passengers per-hour, per-direction. The system is being delivered from Bombardier’s Bangkok Engineering Centre with vehicles manufactured by the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited (PBTS) joint venture, based on Bombardier’s original design from Canada.
As the leading rail technology company in Thailand, Bombardier employs more than 600 employees to deliver multiple projects in country and across Asia Pacific. Its Bangkok hub hosts a global centre of excellence in digital mass transit solutions and rail systems integration working for projects worldwide. In addition to its iconic monorails, Bombardier is delivering its BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system for Thailand’s first driverless mass transit system, the Gold Line. It is also the signalling supplier for the Bangkok Skytrain and MRT Purple Line and a section of the State Railway of Thailand’s Northern Line upgrade.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 36,000 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.