London first European metro contract for CRRC China

London Underground becomes the first European metro system to take delivery of Chinese manufactured maintenance rolling stock from CRRC. The order which was placed three years ago is for 71 wagons to cover a variety of technical support roles. It is however a small order by comparison with the deal just signed with Etihad Rail in the Middle East, which will triple the size of its brand new freight fleet by adding 842 units to the Gulf operator’s roster.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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