Bombardier JVs to upgrade Beijing APM

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Two of Bombardier Transportation’s Chinese joint ventures are to provide rolling stock, services and signalling for Beijing Capital International Airport’s automated people mover system.

The contract, awarded to the CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS) and Bombardier NUG Signalling Solutions (BNS) consortium, is valued at approximately US$31m. Bombardier Transportation owns 50% of the shares in both PBTS and BNS, while PBTS is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The contract’s scope will upgrade the airport’s 18 existing Bombardier Innovia APM 100 cars and provide an additional nine Bombardier Innovia APM 300 cars, including the Bombardier Mitrac Train Control and Management System (TCMS) and the Mitrac propulsion equipment provided by the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System (BNP) joint venture.

PBTS and BNS will also upgrade the signalling system and other wayside equipment from Bombardier Cityflo 550 to Cityflo 650.

The type of APM system provided by Bombardier and PBTS has already been selected by some of the world’s busiest airports. Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Chengdu airports in China have selected Innovia APM for their airport mobility systems, while the cities of Guangzhou Zhujiangxincheng and Shanghai Pujiang have chosen it for their urban transportation lines.

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