The design sketch of the CRRC Zhuzhou Institute’s ART train will be exported to Malaysia. (The CRRC Zhuzhou Institute provided the illustration.)
The CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co., Ltd. won an order for its self-developed autonomous rail rapid transit (ART) trains after the international bidding process on July 18.
These ART trains will serve the two urban rail transit lines in the City of Kuching, the capital of the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. This is the first export of CRRC’s ART trains to represent China’s high-end manufacturing.
The ART was originated by the CRRC Zhuzhou Institute, which integrates rail transit and public transportation based on an innovative rail transit mode. It adopts autonomous guidance and track following technology and features low investment cost, short construction period, strong adaptability, low carbon emission, flexible operation and dispatching, and intelligence. As a result, it presents a trend of rail transit development.
Debuting in June 2017, the ART has been used in several cities around China, including Sichuan’s Yibing, Hunan’s Zhuzhou, Jiangsu’s Suzhou, Shannxi’s Xi’an, and Heilongjiang’s Harbin. Beyond that, more than 40 domestic and foreign cities at home and abroad intend to introduce ART.
The two urban rail lines in Kuching have a total length of 52 km, with 28 stations. Thirty-eight ART trains will be operated along the lines.
The color of the Sarawak state flag is highlighted in the exterior design of the train, and the bridge-shaped train represents its role as a bridge and bond between China and Malaysia.
Besides, CRRC uses hydrogen energy to power the ART for the first time, which will perform better in terms of energy saving, low carbon emission, and environmental protection, and tally with the local policy of green energy.
This article is from the Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn.