CHINA: Shanghai Shentong Metro Co has awarded a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and CSR Nanjing Puzhen an 808m yuan turnkey contract to supply a 6·6 km automated peoplemover for Shanghai.

The elevated alignment would run south from the terminus of metro Line 8 at Shendu Gonglu to the residential Pujiangzhen district with six stations. Opening is planned for December 2017.

The joint venture is to supply Bombardier’s Innovia APM 300 technology, including 11 four-car walk-through driverless trainsets, Cityflo 650 communications-based train control and an operations control centre.

Bombardier’s share of the contract is worth 89m yuan. The 50:50 joint venture is controlled by CSR Nanjing Puzhen, and the trains are to be manufactured in China.