GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

QINGDAO, Mar 14 (FAM) – A joint venture from Bombardier, Sifang (Qingdao), has been awarded a contract with China Railway Corp. (CRC) to supply 144 CRH1A-A new generation high speed train cars for China’s evolving high speed rail network.

The new cars will help expand the high speed network in Western China’s new ‘Diamond Economic Circle’, which includes the cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an, Guiyang and Kunming. The contract for 18 eight-car trainsets is valued at approximately $284 million.