First Urban Application of Fully Automated People Mover Technology for China
Bombardier Transportation announced today a contract for a fully automated people mover (APM) system from the Guangzhou Metro Corporation (GMC), Guangzhou Municipality, People’s Republic of China (PRC). The contract is valued at approximately 53 million euros ($ 71 million US). The four-kilometre Zhujiang Xincheng Central District Passenger Automatic Transportation System is scheduled for completion in June 2010.
The APM system, the first ever in China to be deployed in an urban environment, is the same CX-100 technology that Bombardier Transportation is currently installing at Beijing Capital International Airport. The dual-lane, underground system for Guangzhou will serve the Zhujiang Xincheng Central District of Guangzhou City. Four of the system’s nine stations will provide connections to Lines 1, 3 and 5 of the Guangzhou City metro network.
Raymond T. Betler, President, Total Transit Systems, Bombardier Transportation commented: “We are very proud that GMC and the Municipality have selected our high performance CX-100 system to connect the prestigious central business district with the flourishing Tianhe business and trade area.” He added: “Both residents and tourists will benefit from quick connections to first-class business, cultural and leisure facilities.”
Bombardier Transportation's facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be responsible for the design and supply of 14 Bombardier CX-100 vehicles and the Bombardier CITYFLO 650 automatic train control system; as well as 18 guideway switches, to be fabricated in China. Bombardier Transportation will work in partnership with GMC who will supply the power systems, communications and platform screen doors. GMC will carry out design and construction of the tunnels and stations according to Bombardier specifications.
Jianwei Zhang, President and Chief Country Representative, Bombardier China, said: “Today’s announcement reaffirms Bombardier’s prominent position in China’s rail transportation market. We are especially pleased to secure return business from a respected customer like Guangzhou Metro Corporation. This landmark project underscores the excellent relationships that Bombardier has forged with Chinese customers.”
The highly reliable automated people movers from Bombardier Transportation have served commuters in major cities and international airports around the world for over 35 years. These include Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA. Bombardier Transportation is currently implementing APM systems for Beijing Capital, Las Vegas McCarran and Heathrow International Airports.
Including its joint ventures, Bombardier currently employs 2,500 people in China. In addition to its rail transportation operations, Bombardier is the number one supplier to the Chinese regional aircraft market with an installed base of more than 30 aircraft in operation with six airlines. It is also the top-ranked supplier of business aircraft to China. Bombardier’s longstanding business relationship with China began 50 years ago.
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