Automated Metros Observatory
Jan 17 2017

First driverless car arrives for Shanghai Line 8

by uitp in News
Innovia APM 300 train for Shanghai Metro Line 8 (Bombardier Transportation)

Innovia APM 300 train for Shanghai Metro Line 8 (Bombardier Transportation)

On 12 January Bombardier Transportation delivered the first Innovia APM 300 train to the city of Shanghai, China. The vehicle is part of an order placed inĀ June 2015 by Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co. Ltd. for a turnkey driverless system including 44 trains.

The system will enter service later in 2017 on Shanghai Metroā€™s Line 8 Phase 3 Project, a new 6.6 km, dual-lane elevated, driverless metro system that will connect the residential district of Pujiangzhen to the Line 8 interchange at Shendu Highway Station.

The vehicles are paired with theĀ Bombardier Cityflo 650 CBTC system.

Vehicles for other lines in China

Bombardier has already supplied its Innovia APM 100 technology to China with one system in Beijing and another in Guangzhou.

To date, Bombardier and its joint ventures have delivered, or are in the process of delivering, 1,608 metro cars to Shanghai Metro. They are also responsible for the maintenance service of most of these metro cars.

Source:

Bombardier Transportation press release