Rail

Alstom to supply traction system to Beijing Metro Line 6

Posted on December 2, 2015

Alstom
Alstom

Alstom and its local joint venture (JV), Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. (SATEE), were awarded a contract by Beijing Metro in China to provide traction systems to equip 160 metro cars for the phase 3 of Beijing metro line 6, expected to enter into commercial service by the end of 2018.

Beijing metro line 6 is the city’s second east-west metro line and an important transportation artery aiming to reduce the traffic pressure in Beijing. When completed, line 6 is expected to carry one million passengers every day.

Alstom and SATEE will provide the Optonix traction system specially designed and developed by Alstom for the Chinese market and already ordered by major Chinese cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, Xi’an and Chengdu. The system uses electrical braking and features a lightweight and compact design, leading to high performance train operations capabilities. The system will be tested at SATEE’s facility in Shanghai before commissioning.

The JV will also provide the propulsion inverter, auxiliary converter, brake resistor, master controller, gearbox and coupling. Traction motors will be produced locally by XAYEECO, Alstom’s JV for traction motors in China. Other key components such as high circuit breakers and traction control will also be provided by Alstom.

For the past two decades, Alstom has been deeply involved in the construction of the Beijing metro network. So far, Alstom has provided traction equipment to 692 metro cars for line 6 (phases 1 and 2) and line 15, as well as signaling systems to Beijing Airport Link, line 2, line 6, line 9, Fangshan line and line 1 (revamping).

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NJ TRANSIT to restore rail services by May 12

The new date is nearly two weeks ahead of the agency’s target date.

NHTSA, FRA launch rail crossing safety campaign

In 2018 alone, 270 people were killed at railroad crossings.

San Diego MTS unveils 5000-series Siemens Trolley cars

The new vehicles represent the third generation of modern, low-floor vehicles, which have been in operation since 2005.

Metra adds state funding for 2 new rail stations

The two stations have been planned for years, however, funding was first held up in the state’s budget woes and then cut in 2017.

Report suggests Cleveland should replace entire rail fleet by 2028

While both fleets have had some level of mid-life rehabilitation, each fleet is exceeding the acceptable 30-year useful life for railcars.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation