The handover took place on October 1 in the presence of Thailand’s prime minister Mr Prayuth Chan-o-Cha. The 72 four-car trains will operate on the 34.2km Khae Rai - MinBuri Pink Line and the 30.4km Lat Phrao - Samrong Yellow Line.
Bombardier is also supplying wayside systems and its CityFlo 650 CBTC system. The trains will have a maximum speed of 80 km/h and the system will be able to transport 28,000 passengers/hour/direction.
The trains are being manufactured by the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS) joint venture, based on Bombardier’s original Canadian design.
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