April 24, 2018

CRRC signs Buenos Aires suburban EMU contract

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CRRC Qingdao Sifang confirmed on April 24 that it has signed a $US 277.9m contract with Argentina’s Ministry of Transport to supply 200 EMU cars for the Buenos Aires suburban network.

The 1676mm gauge vehicles will be used on the 25kV ac Roca Line, supplementing the fleet of 42 CRRC trains already in service on this route and enabling the withdrawal of 20 Toshiba EMUs, which date from 1983.

The trains are being ordered as part of the Comprehensive Passenger Rail Transport Plan for the Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires.

Deliveries are due to start in mid-2019.