Bombardier's Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen
Bombardier Transportation Systems (PBTS), has been awarded a
contract from Shenzhen Airport to provide an Innovia automated
people mover (APM) 300 system.
Since opening in 2013, Shenzhen airport’s Terminal 3 has seen
rapid passenger growth, surpassing 45 million passengers by the
end of 2017, and is estimated to handle up to 82 million
passengers by 2025.
The PBTS joint venture will deliver an
Integrated System Package, including 18 cars, for a 2.6 km APM
line connecting an airside satellite to Shenzhen Airport’s
existing Terminal 3.
The total contract is valued at approximately
453 million CNY (US$70 million) with the APM system scheduled to
enter service in 2020.
Jianwei Zhang, President,
Bombardier China, said, “The Innovia APM 300 system is one of our
leading airport and urban transportation solutions. There are
already more than one hundred airports in China and we are
confident that, with our cutting-edge technology, strong
reliability, availability and punctuality, combined with our sharp
focus on passenger safety and comfort, our APM system is the ideal
passenger mobility solution for China’s fast-growing airports.”
Bombardier has already supplied APM
systems to Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Metro
Line 8 and Guangzhou Zhujiangxincheng and is also currently
delivering an Innovia APM 300 system for Hong Kong Airport.