Bombardier Wins Contract to Supply 246 MOVIA Metro Cars for Shanghai Line 12 in China

New metro cars to provide sustainable mobility, increase transport capacity and improve journey comfort

Bombardier Transportation announced today that it, along with its joint venture partners in China, has signed a contract with Shanghai Rail Transit Line 12 Development Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. The contract comprises 246 BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars (41 six-car trains), including spare parts and training for the operator’s staff. 

The total contract, valued at approximately 1.99 billion RMB ($291 million US,  203 million Euros)[[1]], was awarded to Changchun Bombardier Railway Vehicles Company Ltd. (CBRC) together with a consortium for the propulsion system consisting of Bombardier Transportation Sweden and Changzhou Railcar Propulsion Engineering R&D Center (CPC). Bombardier’s share of the contract amounts to around  941 million RMB ($138 million US, 96 million Euros)[1].

The new metro cars will be assembled in China at CBRC production facilities in Changchun. Propulsion equipment for the cars will be manufactured at the production site of Bombardier CPC Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BCP) in Changzhou and Bombardier production facilities in Vasteras, Sweden. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 28 months following contract award with completion in 2014.

The contract represents Bombardier’s ongoing commitment to support environmental sustainability in large cities worldwide. Over 3,550 MOVIA metro cars already provide sustainable mobility to major cities like London, Berlin, New Delhi and Shanghai.

Dr. Jianwei Zhang, President and Chief Country Representative of Bombardier in China, said: “Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. is a long-term and important customer to us. We are pleased to see that our high quality MOVIA metro trains are recognized for their reliability and performance. In Shanghai, we have delivered more than 700 metro cars to the Metro network to date.”

The high capacity carbodies developed from a standardized platform ensure a high degree of reliability, safety and life-cycle cost efficiency. The trains are designed for a maximum speed of 80km/h. The MOVIA metro vehicles are also environmentally friendly through the use of the latest BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion technology with low energy consumption, optimised performance and are recyclable to a high degree, thus contributing to a greener city.

The newly contracted vehicles will meet the respective requirements set by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Among others, the vehicles will feature new energy-efficient air conditioning equipment, additional displays for passenger information in and outside the cars and a state-of-the-art video surveillance system.

In general, the BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro train is a prime example of a modern, mass transit vehicle range developed in response to the need for rapid, efficient and cost-effective city transport. Modular in design, this high quality product platform can be tailored for local climate conditions and is fit for local production.

The modular metro concept also offers an expansive range of dimensions that can be customized to specific operator requirements offering lower operational costs and easy maintenance and repair.

Background Information on Bombardier Transportation in China

Contracts for the Shanghai Metro Network Awarded to CBRC / Bombardier

  • 246 MOVIA metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 12
  • 192 MOVIA metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 7
  • 306 MOVIA metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 9
  • 60 MOVIA metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 1
  • 222 metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 2
  • 96 metro cars for Shanghai Metro Line 1

In addition to Shanghai metro network, Bombardier is providing an impressive portfolio of innovative rail solutions to the Chinese market. In 2008, it delivered Mainland China’s first fully automated people mover (APM) to Beijing International Airport. In 2007, its contract to supply high-speed trains – including the world’s fastest sleeper trains – was the largest order for rail equipment ever undertaken by the Ministry of Railways (MOR).

Also in 2007, Bombardier signed its first contract to bring an advanced high-speed signaling system featuring ERTMS signaling technology to China and a contract with China’s Dalian Locomotives and Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. to supply propulsion equipment for 500 high-power capacity freight electric locomotives to MOR.

It also became the first rail equipment supplier to deliver 1,000 metro cars into the Chinese market together with its joint venture CBRC. Most recently in September 2009, Bombardier received an order of 80 ZEFIRO 380km/hr very high speed trains (1,120 cars) for China’s rapidly growing high speed rail network.

Including its three rail joint ventures and five Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE), Bombardier Transportation currently employs more than 3,000 people in China.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, the global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. 

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial 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, 2009, were $19.7 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

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[1]  Total amount stated includes Chinese VAT; Bombardier’s share stated excludes Chinese VAT