APM On Schedule For 2008 Olympics
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has completed, on schedule, the design and installation of the driverless automated people mover (APM) at Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA). After a period of trial running, the BOMBARDIER* CX-100* system will begin passenger service in March 2008, prior to the opening of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Bombardier is also operating and maintaining the system.
Mr. Chen Guoxing, Commander General of the Expansion Project Headquarters, hosted an official ceremony in the Airport’s new terminal. Mr. Jianwei Zhang, President and Chief Country Representative, Bombardier China, and Raymond T. Betler, President, Total Transit Systems, Bombardier Transportation, joined Mr. Wang Jiadong, Chairman of Capital Airport Holding Company, and other airport and public officials to celebrate the occasion.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Chen Guoxing, said, “We are very pleased with Bombardier’s participation in the Airport’s expansion project. Working in harmony with all of the contractors, the Bombardier team delivered a world-class people mover on time and to a very tight schedule. In a few months, Beijing Airport will welcome millions of domestic and international travellers to the 2008 Olympics and the APM will serve as the hub of the Beijing Airport.”
Raymond Betler, said, “Since the early 1970’s, customers have chosen Bombardier trains to support premier world events. For the 29th Olympiad, we are especially honoured to support our customer, BCIA. I am confident that our fully automated people mover will become a source of pride to the Airport and to the people of Beijing.”
Jianwei Zhang also commented, “We are very proud of our contribution to this magnificent new terminal. Our CX-100 technology offers exceptional reliability and we are delighted that Beijing Airport will feature the first application of Bombardier’s driverless APM system in Mainland China.”
The 2-kilometre transit system operates on dual-guideway between two stations, serving the new terminal, T3. Designed to carry 4,100 passengers per hour per direction, the 11 CX-100 vehicles are capable of operating as single-car trains or in consists of up to 4-car trains.
The highly reliable automated people movers from Bombardier Transportation have served commuters in major cities and international airports around the world for over 35 years. These include Frankfurt, Germany; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Madrid, Spain; London, United Kingdom; Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa and San Francisco, USA. Bombardier Transportation is currently implementing APM systems for Las Vegas McCarran and Heathrow International Airports, as well as an urban APM system in Guangzhou, China.
Background facts and figures
Bombardier Rail Contracts in China
Recent contracts awarded to Bombardier and its Chinese partners:
- 40 high-speed, electric trains for the Ministry of Railways (October 2007)
- Signaling system for high-speed rail line between Wuhan and Guangzhou (August 2007)
- Automated People Mover System for the City of Guangzhou (May 2007)
- 192 metro cars with propulsion & controls equipment for Shanghai Metro Line 7 (May 2007)
- 500 electric freight locomotives for the Ministry of Railways (February 2007)
- 306 metro cars with propulsion & controls equipment for Shanghai Metro Line 9 (Nov. 2006)
- Propulsion and controls equipment for 192 cars on Beijing Metro Line 4 (July 2006)
- 40 automated rail cars for Beijing Capital International Airport Link (March 2006)
About Bombardier in China
Including its three joint ventures, Bombardier currently employs 2,500 people in China. In addition to its rail transportation operations, Bombardier is also the number one supplier to the Chinese regional aircraft market with an installed base of more than 30 aircraft in operation with six airlines. It is the top-ranked supplier of business aircraft to China as well. Bombardier’s longstanding business relationship with China began 50 years ago.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com .
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