Shanghai embodies the future like no other metropolis in the People’s Republic of China. The glittering, heavenwards-striving architecture of the business district of Pudong stands in striking contrast to the Bund and its stone testimonies of long past colonial times. They give Shanghai an innate flair and a very special charm.
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.
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 MOVIAvehicles, 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.
… to the nearest Metro station: For the majority of inhabitants of Shanghai, the next stop will be no further than 600 meters walking distance.
This year, for the extension of Shanghai Metro Line 8, Bombardier will be delivering the driverless INNOVIA APM 300 people mover system, which enables high-frequency operations, safely controlled throughout by Bombardier’s highly efficient CITYFLO650 signalling system.
With its rubber-tired wheels, the INNOVIA APM 300 runs particularly quietly and comfortably. The lightweight construction of the passenger cars reduces energy consumption, while the special cabin design reduces maintenance costs.