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Bombardier delivers first monorails for Bangkok

Posted on 16 Oct 2020 and read 398 times
Bombardier delivers first monorails for BangkokGlobal rail technology company Bombardier Transportation recently delivered the first Bombardier Innovia monorail 300 vehicles for Thailand. The monorails will run on Bangkok’s new Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) Pink and Yellow Lines, which will provide 64km of new rail-based urban transportation links across the city.

Claudio Tiraferri, managing director for Bombardier Transportation in Thailand, said: “The on-time delivery of our first Innovia monorail 300 vehicles for Thailand marks an exciting milestone in the history of Thailand’s rail transportation and reflects our strong collaboration between our customers, our PBTS joint venture (a JV between Bombardier Transportation and the Chinese company CRRC) and our 600-strong local team.

“Thailand is an important market for Bombardier where, over the last 23 years, we have grown from a signalling supplier to the market leader in rail systems and we look forward to seeing the new rail lines become a reality.”

Bombardier’s scope on the 34.2km Khae Rai-MinBuri (Pink) and 30.4km Lat Phrao-Samrong (Yellow) Lines comprises 72 four-car Innovia monorail 300 trains, wayside systems and the automated Bombardier Cityflo 650 rail control, and system integration.

The monorails will run at speeds of up to 80kph and offer a maximum system capacity of over 28,000 passenger per hour in each direction. The system is being delivered from Bombardier’s Bangkok Engineering Centre with vehicles manufactured by the PBTS joint venture, based on Bombardier’s original design from Canada.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 36,000 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.