Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation announced that its Chinese joint venture, Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd. (BST), has been awarded a contract with China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (CHINA RAILWAY) to provide maintenance service for 656 high-speed train cars (71 trains), which BST manufactured for China’s evolving high-speed rail network. The total contract is valued at approximately 2.45 Billion CNY ($357 million US, 321 million euro). Bombardier Transportation owns 50 per cent of BST shares, which is consolidated by Bombardier Transportation’s partner CRRC Sifang Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.
BST won this contract, which includes CRH1A-A, CRH1A, CRH1B, CRH1E and CRH380D, in total 71 trains, for different levels of maintenance. All the maintenance will be completed by the end of 2020. In February last year, BST was awarded a maintenance contract for 560 cars and has successfully delivered the service. The award of this new maintenance contract further illustrates both customer’s trust in BST and BST’s full capacity to deliver integrated solutions to our customers’ specific needs in the high-speed train sector.