Bei­jing to gets big­ger sub­way trains

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

CRRC Changchun Rail­way Ve­hi­cles Co, one of three train mak­ers in China Rail­way Rolling Stock Corp, has an­nounced it will sup­ply its new eight-car 8A sub­way trains with more car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity to the Bei­jing Sub­way Line 16 in March next year.

Com­pared with trains cur­rently op­er­at­ing in Bei­jing’s metro sys­tem with a max­i­mum car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of 2,000 to 2,500 pas­sen­gers, the eight-car sub­way train will trans­port up to 3,560 com­muters at any time dur­ing peak pe­ri­ods.

The com­pany said it has also shipped 176 units of its larger sub­way model to Hong Kong and 204 to Saudi Ara­bia since 2009 and 2011.

Wang Zhong­hai, deputy head of the re­search and devel­op­ment depart­ment at CRRC Changchun’s en­gi­neer­ing project re­search cen­ter, said the larger train was quite suitable for most-pop­u­lated cities.

The 50-kilo­me­ter (31-mile) Bei­jing sub­way line 16 has 29 sta­tions.

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