October 05, 2015

Urumqi orders CRRC trains for metro Line 1

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URUMQI Urban Rail Group has awarded CRRC Corporation subsidiary Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive a contract to supply 27 six trains for the Chinese city's first metro line.

The 27.6km 21-station line will link Urumqi Diwopu International Airport to the north of the city with Santunbei in the south.

Construction began in March 2014 and the Yuan 18bn ($US 2.83bn) project is due to be completed in 2019.

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