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Service Commences For Driverless People Mover In Shanghai

Shanghai, China: Bombardier’s INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) 300 system has started its operations on Shanghai Metro’s Line 8 Phase 3 project on 5 April 2018, following the transportation company’s Chinese joint venture CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS).

Bombardier Transportation’s contract with Shanghai Shentong Metro is expected to deliver a total of 44 vehicles for the APM system.

Zhang Jianwei, president of Bombardier China commented: “We are very excited to see our fully automatic driverless system enter revenue service in this city. I’m confident that we will see more Bombardier APM systems in other Chinese cities in the near future.”

Known as the Pujiang Line, the Shanghai Metro’s Line 8 is a new 6.6km long, dual-lane elevated driverless APM system that connects Pujiangzhen to the Line 8 interchange at the Shendu Highway Station.

In addition to being an environmentally-friendly option, Mr Zhang added: “Our metro cars equipped with the Bombardier Nitrac propulsion on Lines one, two, seven, nine and 12 are already moving Shanghai passengers daily; and we also provide maintenance and overhaul service for these cars to ensure passengers’ safety.”

Features of the INNOVIA APM 300 system vehicles include wide doors and rubber tires to reduce noise and vibration. The system also uses the Bombardier CITYFLO 650 CBTC system, a communications-based train control technology that increases the frequency of operations with a shorter distance between two running vehicles.

Bombardier Transportation has a total of six joint ventures and seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises in China. These entities have delivered more than 3,500 high speed railway passenger cars, 580 electric locomotives and about 2,000 metro cars to various urban mass transit systems in the country.

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