CRRC Qingdao Sifang

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CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd.
Native name
中车青岛四方机车车辆股份有限公司
Formerly called
CSR Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd.
Industry Railway - rolling stock
Founded July 22, 2002
Headquarters Qingdao, Shandong, China
Parent CRRC
Website Official Website

CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 中车青岛四方机车车辆股份有限公司; literally: "CRRC Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd.") formerly known as CSR Qingdao 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 by Germany and is now a subsidiary of CRRC.

Products and services[edit]

High Speed trains[edit]

CRH2A EMU
CRH380A EMU

Metro[edit]

Sifang-built 8A trainset for Beijing Subway Line 16

Intercity Commuter[edit]

Light Rail Vehicle[edit]

Coach/Passenger car[edit]

Diesel Multiple Unit[edit]

R&D[edit]

Joint ventures[edit]

CRH1E

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.[9]

By 2009 it had delivered over 1000 units, including the CRH1E (Zefiro 250) high speed sleeper trains, and had secured an order for 80 CRH380D (Zefiro 380) very high speed trains in an order estimated to be worth €2.7 billion ($4 billion, 27.4billion RMB) in total.[9]

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.[10]

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.[10][11]

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

In 2013, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) planned to sue CSR Sifang for patent infringement after their partnership was dissolved. KHI said it deeply regretted entering into the partnership. KHI subsequently dropped the action.[12]

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.

Issues with C151A trains[edit]

On 5 July 2016, a Hong Kong Based non-profit news organization FactWire had broken the news of SMRT C151A suffering from multiple defects [13] relating to Chinese-made materials and posted the entire investigative works in YouTube.[14] and most of its claims are subsequently acknowledged by the rail operator SMRT and the transport authorities in Singapore, Land Transport Authority. The entire issue has since generated a huge amount of controversies in Hong Kong and Singapore with some rumors spreading in the Internet as well. See the main articles for more details.

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