CHINA: Nanjing Metro has awarded a 588m yuan contract for the supply of 15 six-car trainsets for the Nanjing-Gaochun Intercity Rail project.

The 35·6 km airport rail link between Nanjing South station and the city's Lukou International Airport will have five stations on an 18·3 km underground section and three stations on a 16·6 km elevated section.

The trains are to be supplied by a consortium of Nanjing SR Puzhen Rail Transport, Alstom Transport and Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment. The contract was announced on September 3, with delivery scheduled for 2013-14.