Bombardier Rail signs technology agreement in China

Transportation giant will provide its FLEXITY platform tram technology to rail car subsidiary in China.

July 5, 2012   by PLANT STAFF

BERLIN, Germany: Bombardier Transportation’s rail division has signed a technology license agreement with CSR Puzhen, a subsidiary of the largest player in the railway manufacturing sector in China – China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd (CSR), to provide a 10-year license to manufacture and sell low-floor trams in China.

The license is for a variant of the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 platform of vehicles already operating in Blackpool, UK and being delivered to the Gold Coast, Australia. The vehicles will be equipped with the innovative BOMBARDIER FLEXX Urban 3000 bogies and the BOMBARDIER MITRAC 500 propulsion and control system.

“After many years of intense development of metros, Chinese cities are embracing low-floor trams to complement their urban transit systems. Bombardier is now bringing its state-of-the-art technology to this new and growing market,” said Jianwei Zhang, President of Bombardier China.

More than 1,700 FLEXITY trams are already in service, and Bombardier has sold more than 1,000 FLEXITY 100% low-floor trams to date. A total of 3,500 trams and light rail vehicles from Bombardier are on order or operating in nearly 100 cities in more than 20 countries around the globe.

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