Monday, July 09, 2012

China acquires Bombardier tram technology

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement providing CSR Puzhen, a subsidiary of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp. with a 10-year license to manufacture and sell 100% low-floor trams with Bombardier technology in China.

The licensed tram is a variant of the Bombardier FLEXITY 2 platform of vehicles already operating in the UK and being delivered to Australia. The agreement covers the training CSR Puzhen's employees to manufacture and sell the trams.

The vehicles will be equipped with the innovative FLEXX Urban 3000 bogies and the MITRAC 500 propulsion. Bombardier said the agreement is part of its strategy to grow strong "local roots" in key markets.