CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Orange Phoenix EMU (1)

CHINA: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen has unveiled its latest design of Type D electric multiple-unit intended to operate suburban and interurban services on routes with journey times of up to 1 h.

Branded as ‘Orange Phoenix’, the unit features styling inspired by paintings of the mythical bird. An orange stripe rises from the front of the train, and the headlights are inspired by a phoenix’s eyes. The interiors further highlight the cultural heritage of Chuzhou in the southeast of Anhui province.

CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Orange Phoenix EMU (2)

The first trains are due to be deployed on the 54·4 km Chuzhou – Nanjing Intercity Railway, which is expected to open next year.

The four-car EMUs are each formed of two motor and two trailer cars and have been designed for rapid acceleration and braking and short dwell times. They have been approved for operation at a maximum speed of 140 km/h.

CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Orange Phoenix EMU (3)