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First of 49 Bombardier MITRAC propulsion-equipped metro trains for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 rolled off the assembly line

  • Shanghai Metro is powering its growing network by installing MITRAC propulsion and control equipment in over 2,000 metro cars
  • A total of 25 Chinese cities have chosen Bombardier propulsion equipment for their growing urban mass transit networks


Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation announced that the first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14, equipped with BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system, rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Limited on September 3rd. Provided by Bombardier’s Chinese joint venture, Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Co. Ltd. (BNP), under an order placed by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. to NUG in 2018, the proven MITRAC propulsion and control equipment is currently being installed on the remaining 48 metro trains for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 to support the safe and efficient expansion of the megacity’s public transportation network.

Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China, said, “We are very proud to support Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 by equipping metro cars with our MITRAC propulsion equipment and to continuously power the rapid development of the city’s urban mass transit systems. With the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of our MITRAC propulsion technology, we are confident that we can help our customers deliver a more comfortable and reliable travel experience for their passengers.”

Flora Long

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MITRAC propulsion-equipped metro trains for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14

NUG, BNP and Bombardier Transportation at the roll-out ceremony

With a total length of 38,514 km and 31 stations, Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 will connect Fengbang in the Jiading District in the west to Pudong District’s Jinqiao in the east and highlight the strong potential of GOA4 driverless GOA4 metro systems. As a sub-contractor to New United Group, BNP provided engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as the initial delivery of spare parts for the propulsion systems for 49 fully-automated trains (8-car trainset, a total of 392 A-type cars) for Line 14. This includes propulsion and electric braking systems, auxiliary power supply systems, train control systems and other components.


"We are very proud to support Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 by equipping metro cars with our MITRAC propulsion equipment and to continuously power the rapid development of the city’s urban mass transit systems."
- Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier Transportation China

Bombardier is a global leader in delivering rail equipment and components. For over 120 years, the company has been continuously delivering solutions to customers that are built upon long-standing experience and ensure strong fleet performance. Bombardier provides the most comprehensive propulsion, controls and energy management portfolio in the world, including power conversion and high voltage equipment (MITRAC Power), train control and management systems (MITRAC Control), as well as onboard energy management (MITRAC Pulse). MITRAC Control TCMS is installed in over 25,000 cars for on-board control and interconnectivity and more than 60,000 MITRAC Power converters are operating worldwide.

Bombardier Transportation in China is the full solution provider across the entire value chain. From vehicles and propulsion to services and design, Bombardier Transportation in China has seven joint ventures, seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and more than 8,000 employees. Together, the joint ventures have delivered more than 4,000 railway passenger cars, 580 electric locomotives and over 2,500 metro cars, Monorail, Automated People Mover (APM), and trams to China’s growing rail transit market. Through its joint ventures, Bombardier also provides propulsion and signaling systems to third party metro car builders for use in more than 30 Chinese cities. 

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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