GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

DALIAN, Nov 30 (FAM) – New types of metro rail rakes manufactured by CRRC Corp Ltd, China’s largest rail transportation equipment maker, are in operation in Izmir, Turkey.

With a design speed of 80 km per hour and a maximum capacity of 1,286 passengers, the rakes mark a 19-km metro line in the port city in western Turkey. “This is the first time that China’s metro rail products have entered the European market,” said Wu Tao, vice chief-engineer of CRRC Dalian R&D Co Ltd, and project manager in charge of the trains’ electric traction and control system.