1. Chinese firm delivers first mountain subway train

Chinese firm delivers first mountain subway train

China's first subway train, designed especially for mountainous regions with a capacity of over 2,000 passengers, has been delivered, the country's rail-car maker said today.

By: | Beijing | Published: May 27, 2017 4:00 PM
China's first subway train, China's Railway, Rolling Stock Corporation, Qingdao Sifang China, Chongqing, China latest news The deepest section of the Line 5 subway is about 70 meters underground, making it the deepest metro line in China. (Representative Image, Reuters)

China’s first subway train, designed especially for mountainous regions with a capacity of over 2,000 passengers, has been delivered, the country’s rail-car maker said today. China’s Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) Qingdao Sifang won the contract to develop a new type of train with a larger driving force and smaller turning radius. The six-car train will run on Line 5 in Chongqing Municipality in south-west China.

Chongqing is a city of hills. The deepest section of the Line 5 subway is about 70 meters underground, making it the deepest metro line in China. The train, with a carrying capacity of 2,322 passengers, can run at a maximum speed of 100 km per hour. The producer said it has contracted to make 39 such trains for Chongqing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. It has a 50 per cent better slope performance than the conventional trains.

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Located in east China’s port city of Qingdao, (CRRC) Qingdao Sifang designs and manufactures a variety of bullet trains, subway trains and trams. Many of its products have special functions, for example, those adapting to extreme cold and high altitude or environmentally friendly hydrogen-powered engines.

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