Media Kit » Try RailPrime™ Today! »
Progressive Railroading
Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

View Current Digital Issue »


Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends


Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Knorr-Bremse wins braking system orders in China


Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems recently obtained braking system orders totaling $327.5 million from China's Shanghai Metro for 1,490 locomotives and 40 high-speed trains. Deliveries will commence in October and conclude in mid-2011.

The 16-car trains and locomotives will be used on suburban and mainline segments. The orders will total about 600 cars.

Knorr-Bremse now offers a full portfolio of rail vehicle products in China, including braking systems, doors, and air-conditioning and electrical components. Dalian Locomotive Works recently ordered brake control systems for 360 locomotives, complete braking systems for 50 locomotives and 500 systems for six-axle locomotives. Knorr-Bremse also received an order from Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Works for brake control and bogie equipment for 580 locomotives.