May 15, 2013

Alstom traction for Nanjing metro trains

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Nanjing Metro Group has awarded Alstom and its Chinese joint venture Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee) a contract worth around €28m to supply traction systems for the fleet of 174 vehicles it has ordered for metro Line 4.

Alstom will supply its Optonix modular traction package, which has been developed specifically for the Chinese Market. Satee will provide proulsion inverters, auxiliary converters, brake resistors, master controllers, and traction motors, with key components supplied by Alstom.

The initial 33.8km phase of the east-west Line 4 is due to open in October 2015. The line will have 18 stations, 17 of which will be underground.

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