The city serves as the country’s international business and financial centre, accessible via two airports and high-speed train systems that provide connections to the capital of Beijing and the other hubs of this vast empire.
Shanghai itself is equipped with a highly developed transport infrastructure that serves the mobility needs of a rapidly growing population whilst having to overcome the growing environmental challenges posed by traffic. A forward-looking local and regional policy has created one of the world’s largest public transport systems. The city’s extensive and high quality metro system represents the mobility backbone of the mega-metropolis on the delta of the Yangtze River.
Bombardier products are widely used in more than 30 Chinese cities.
14 metro lines connect the people of Shanghai and the flow of international tourists, with well over 300 stations and a nearly 600-kilometre-long network.
Since the realisation of the first two lines, Bombardier Transportation has played a multi-faceted role in the progressive establishment of this system – with modern, energy-efficient, comfortable MOVIA vehicles, advanced MITRAC propulsion system, and long-term commitment to servicing and maintenance. And now, in a first for the network, Metro Line 8 Phase 3 Project will feature the innovative automated INNOVIA APM train system that permits an interval between trains of as little as 60 seconds, while driverless operation significantly reduces life cycle costs.
Beyond Shanghai, Bombardier has been a key driver in the introduction of sustainable mobility solutions in numerous Chinese cities – particularly in the field of metro systems. Throughout, Bombardier serves as a reliable partner for developing passenger-centred, environmentally friendly and climate-neutral public mass transit in the major cities.
1999 was the year when Bombardier Transportation started its activities in China. Since then, the company has been actively and substantially involved in the development and expansion of urban mass transportation and the railway system. Today, this includes six joint ventures and seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE).
- Bombardier Transportation has been active in China since 1999 and has played an active and crucial role in the economic boom through the development of a high-performance and environmentally sound transport infrastructure.
- The delivery of more than 3,000 high-speed trains and 2,000 metro vehicles – all from national manufacturing sites – serves as an impressive record, as does the development of highly advanced fleet maintenance systems.
- Joint research and development know-how in the area of rail transport by highly skilled Bombardier staff and Chinese engineers is now firmly and successfully established. This expertise was the basis for the development by Bombardier’s joint venture in Qingdao of the train system used for the highland train of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.