CRRC Qingdao Sifang supplied the fleet of hydrogen fuel cell trams that operate in Qingdao.

CHINA: CRRC Qingdao Sifang is to supply eight hydrogen fuel cell trams for a route being developed in Foshan, the supplier announced on March 9.

Each tram will have capacity for 285 passengers and a maximum speed of 70 km/h. They will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells developed with Canadian company Ballard Power Systems under a C$6m agreement.

The trams will be deployed on the 17·4 km Gaoming Line in Foshan, which will have 20 stops.

In March 2015 seven hydrogen fuel cell trams assembled by CRRC Qingdao Sifang under licence from Škoda Transportation entered passenger service on an 8·8 km line in Qingdao.