Chengdu metro train unveiled
CHINA: CNR Changchun unveiled the first trainset for Chengdu metro Line 4 on August 21.
CNR Changchun is supplying 27 six-car trainsets for metro Line 4, as well as 24 for Line 3, at a cost of 1·36bn yuan. Deliveries of the Line 4 cars are due to run until June 2015, and the vehicles are to enter service on the 16-station route later that year.
The stainless steel bodied trainsets have Optonix traction equipment supplied by Alstom and its local joint venture Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co Ltd. The vehicles have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and capacity for 1 460 passengers. Real-time fault diagnostics can be transmitted to the depot via wi-fi.