Shanghai, China – Continental Corp. has secured a follow-on order for future metro projects in Shanghai, the German group announced 29 Jan.
The new agreement, it said, will cover the supply of air springs to the Chinese rolling stock company CRRC Corp. Ltd.
The units will help reduce noise and add comfort in the new train models, said Jianhua Hao, Continental China ‘s head of marketing & sales.
“Our air springs have a low natural frequency, which minimises the transmission of vibrations,” Hao added.
Shanghai plans to expand the rail network to 22 lines covering 970km by 2020 – from 16 lines and 637km today.
Continental has supplied parts and systems for the Shanghai metro since it started operating 25 years ago.