CSR Zhuzhou company signed a contract on March 1, 6 for 23 sets with 21 cars to be used on the Wuxi 2012st metro line. Deliveries are scheduled between March 2013 and June 2014.
B Type Trainets will have friction-stir welded aluminum alloy bodies and will meet European standards for fire protection, thermal insulation, vibration and noise reduction, according to manufacturers. There will also be a design speed of 80 km / h, with backup onboard systems for reliability.
In addition to the low-energy lighting system, the vehicles will be built to reduce regenerative power consumption, be equipped for braking and reduce the amount of brake dust. Each of these sets with 6 vehicles will have a capacity of 1846 passengers.
Wuxi city of Jiangsu province has a population of around 7 million. It is planned to build a total of five subway lines of 111 km with 157,8 stations in the city.