The Chinese LRVs will be equipped with Bombardier Flexx Urban 3000 bogies and Mitrac 500 propulsion equipment. Bombardier will also provide training and support to CSR Puzhen.

 "After many years of intense development of metros, Chinese cities are embracing low-floor trams to complement their urban transit systems," says Mr Jianwei Zhang, president of Bombardier China. "Bombardier is now bringing its state-of-the-art technology to this new and growing market."

Flexity 2 is Bombardier's latest LRV and made its debut in the British resort of Blackpool last year. Bombardier also has a contract to supply a fleet of Flexity 2 LRVs for the new Gold Coast light rail line currently under construction in the Australian state of Queensland.