CSR Sifang Co Ltd.

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CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.
Native name
Industry Railway - rolling stock
Predecessor CSR Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd (renamed 2008)
Founded July 22, 2002
Headquarters Qingdao, Shandong, China
Parent China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited
Website Official Website

CSR Sifang Co Ltd. (CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.) formerly known as CSR Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd. (renamed 29 December 2008)[1] is a Chinese rolling stock manufacturer based in Qingdao, Shandong province. It was established in 1900 and is now a subsidiary of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited.

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Zefiro 250

Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd[edit]

Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation Ltd was established in 1998 as a joint venture between Bombardier Transportation (Canada) and Sifang Locomotive and rolling stock company limited as a company for the production of high speed trains and high quality coaches.[2]

By 2009 it had delivered over 1000 units, including the Zefiro 250 high speed sleeper trains, and had secured an order for 80 Zefiro 380 very high speed trains in an order estimated to be worth €2.7 billion ($4 billion, 27.4billion RMB) in total.[2]

Kawasaki Heavy Industries with CSR Sifang Co Ltd[edit]

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) co-operated with CSR Sifang Co Ltd. in year 2009 to produce the C151A trains, the fourth generation MRT train for SMRT Trains, in Singapore. A total of 22 trainsets were built with 6 carriages each.

By 2010 half of the trainsets are completed, and testing was done in 2011 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, before full delivery in December 2011. These trains now serves the North South Line & East West Line in Singapore.

Another 78 cars (13 trainsets) of C151A trains which in production to be delivered by 2014.[3]

In 2012, KHI and CSR Sifang will collaborate to manufacture the new 168 cars (28 trainsets) of C151B trains and will deliver from 2015 till 2017.[3][4]

An Additional 174 cars(29 trainsets) of C151B trains were ordered in 2014 and will be deliver from 2017 till 2019 and total will be 57 trains but they been reduced to 45 set as they announced and the first trainset has deliverd in 2015, Another 12 set are expected to be added by 2019 but it will be called C151C as the sixth generation.

In 2014, LTA had ordered the new 364 cars (91 trainsets with 4 cars) of T251 Trains with manufacture by KHI and CSR Sifang for future Thomson-East Coast Line and will have fully automated and driverless trains, and also the first trains in Singapore to have 5 doors on each side and each carriage, These 91 new trains will deliver from 2018 onwards.




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