Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation announced that the first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14, equipped with BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system, rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Limited on September 3rd. Provided by Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BNP), under an order placed by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. to NUG in 2018, the proven MITRAC propulsion and control equipment is currently being installed on the remaining 48 metro trains for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 to support the safe and efficient expansion of the megacity’s public transportation network.
Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China, said, ‘We are very proud to support Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 by equipping metro cars with our MITRAC propulsion equipment and to continuously power the rapid development of the city’s urban mass transit systems. With the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of our MITRAC propulsion technology, we are confident that we can help our customers deliver a more comfortable and reliable travel experience for their passengers.’
With a total length of 38,514 km and 31 stations, Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 will connect Fengbang in the Jiading District in the west to Pudong District’s Jinqiao in the east and highlight the strong potential of GOA4 driverless GOA4 metro systems. As a sub-contractor to New United Group, BNP provided engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as the initial delivery of spare parts for the propulsion systems for 49 fully-automated trains (8-car trainset, a total of 392 A-type cars) for Line 14. This includes propulsion and electric braking systems, auxiliary power supply systems, train control systems and other components.
Bombardier is a global leader in delivering rail equipment and components. For over 120 years, the company has been continuously delivering solutions to customers that are built upon long-standing experience and ensure strong fleet performance. Bombardier provides the most comprehensive propulsion, controls and energy management portfolio in the world, including power conversion and high voltage equipment (MITRAC Power), train control and management systems (MITRAC Control), as well as onboard energy management (MITRAC Pulse). MITRAC Control TCMS is installed in over 25,000 cars for on-board control and interconnectivity and more than 60,000 MITRAC Power converters are operating worldwide.
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, seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and more than 8,000 employees. Together, the joint ventures have delivered more than 4,000 railway passenger cars, 580 electric locomotives and over 2,500 metro cars, Monorail, Automated People Mover (APM), and trams to China’s growing rail transit market. Through its joint ventures, Bombardier also provides propulsion and signaling systems to third party metro car builders for use in more than 30 Chinese cities.