ERJ staff report (DS)
Qingdao, China -- The new China Railways CRH1 high-speed train is being equipped with air spring systems from ContiTech. ContiTech Railway Engineering (CRE), the rail technology unit of ContiTech Air Spring Systems, will supply air spring systems for 50 of the new high-speed trains. The first parts will be delivered to China starting in the fall of 2010. All the trains are to have been built by 2014.
The trains are being developed by Bombardier Transportation, the world's largest manufacturer of rail equipment headquartered in Berlin. Its Chinese joint venture Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST) is in charge of delivering the high-speed trains.
China intends to further improve its rail transport system with increasingly efficient high-speed trains. With speeds of up to 380 km/h, the CRH1 has a central role to play in this strategy.
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Press release from ContiTech