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July 16, 2010

China orders another 40 CRH1 high-speed trains

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THE Ministry of Railways (MOR) has awarded a Yuan 5.2 billion ($US 766 million) contract for an additional 40 CRH 1 eight-car 250km/h trains from Bombardier Sifang Transportation, a joint venture between Bombardier and CSR Sifang Rolling Stock. This order increases the number of CRH 1 cars supplied to MOR to 1280.
Delivery of the new trains will start in September and continue to May 2011. Each train will accommodate 604 passengers and will for the first time have a dedicated VIP car with first-class accommodation.

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