Ningbo-made metro train to be delivered to Istanbul
A metro train manufactured by the Ningbo branch of CRRC Corporation Limited rolls off the production line in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province.[Photo/cnnb.com.cn]
A metro train manufactured by the Ningbo branch of CRRC Corporation Limited rolled off the production line in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, on July 29. It will soon be delivered to Istanbul, Turkey to serve a new airport there.
This is the first train to be produced for export in the city, indicating that Ningbo CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Co Ltd has become the first enterprise in Zhejiang with capability to independently manufacture metro vehicles for overseas markets.
The train can travel at a speed of up to 120 km/h and is composed of four carriages with exteriors featuring Turkish cultural designs such as tulips.
Each carriage is equipped with luggage racks, USB charging ports, and handrails for the disabled.
CRRC has undertaken the production of 44 electric metro trains for Istanbul's new airport, 10 of which will be produced domestically, accoridng to media reports. The first train will be shipped to Istanbul this month.
The other 34 trains are driverless and will be produced by CRRC's subsidiary in Turkey.
CRRC, headquartered in Beijing, is the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment and has the most complete product lines and most advanced technology. It has 46 wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries and over 180,000 employees.