The joint venture between CRRC and Bombardier called CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS) delivered its first of 49 autonomous trains for Shanghai Metro Line 14. This line covers 31 stations over a distance of 38.51 km from Fengbang in the Jiading District in the west to Pudong District’s Jinqiao in the east.

The train is based on the Automated People Mover (APM 300) system developed by PBTS and uses the MITRAC propulsion and control system of Bombardier. Globally, MITRAC Control TCMS is installed in over 25,000 cars for on-board control and inter connectivity while more than 60,000 MITRAC Power converters are operating worldwide. The eight car train set using A-Type cars is built by another Bombardier joint venture called the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BNP). The signalling for the system is provided by a joint venture between Thales and Shanghai Electric known as Thales SEC Transport (TST).

Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China, said, “We are very proud to support Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 by equipping metro cars with our MITRAC propulsion equipment and to continuously power the rapid development of the city’s urban mass transit systems. With the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of our MITRAC propulsion technology, we are confident that we can help our customers deliver a more comfortable and reliable travel experience for their passengers.”