July 31, 2017

CRRC rolls out first LRV for Foshan Nanhai Line

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THE first low-floor LRV for Foshan’s light rail Nanhai Line was officially unveiled at the CRRC Qingdao Sifang plant in China’s Shandong province on July 28.

The 35.19m-long three-section vehicle is 2.65m wide and accommodates up to 380 people, with an entry floor height of 34.5cm. The 70km/h bidirectional LRVs are equipped with permanent magnet motors.

Running to the north of Foshan, the 13.1km Nanhai Line will serve 13 stations, four of them underground, and the line will interchange with Foshan metro lines 2 and 6. Construction began in 2014 and the line is due to open next year.

In addition to the vehicles for the Nanhai Line, CRRC is supplying eight LRVs equipped with hydrogen fuel cells for the 17.4km Gaoming Line.

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Foshan LRV interior

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