CHINESE train manufacturer CRRC has carried out vehicle deliveries for two urban transport networks this month, in Shijiazhuang, Heibei province, and Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. 

Shijiazhuang Metro 

CRRC announced that it has delivered the last of a fleet of 27 Type A metro trains which will be used to operate services on Shijiazhuang Metro’s Line 3. 

The locally-built six-car air-conditioned trains each consist of four motor cars and two trailer cars and have a maximum operating speed of 80km/h and capacity for 2520 passengers.  

The new deliveries bring the total number of trains produced by CRRC for the Shijiazhuang Metro to 45 trains for lines 2 and 3 since March 2016. 

The deliveries were completed ahead of the opening of the 15.7km Shijiazhuangzhan - Lexiang section of Line 3 on April 6. The new 12-station extension constitutes the final eastern section of the line’s Phase 1 as well as Phase 2 and will extend the line’s total length to 27.5km, with 22 stations. 

Jiaxing light rail 
The five-section Jiaxing LRVs have a maximum speed of 70km/h. © CRRC

CRRC Changchun also unveiled the first of 20 low-floor, catenary-free LRVs currently under construction for Jiaxing on March 17. The five-section ‘Nanhu’ LRVs are 34.8m long and have a maximum speed of 70km/h. The vehicles are equipped with a supercapacitor-based energy storage system. 

The vehicles will operate the city’s new 15.6km two-line light rail network, which is expected to open in July. The network will be operated by the Keolis Shanghai JV of the Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51%) and Keolis, France (49%), under a five-year contract awarded in November 2020.

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