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Portugal received 1st of 18 trains bought for EUR 50 M from Chinese company CRRC Tangshan


Portugal received 1st of 18 trains bought for EUR 50 M from Chinese company CRRC Tangshan - portugalbusinessesnews.com
Portugal received 1st of 18 trains bought for EUR 50 M from Chinese company CRRC Tangshan - Portugal Business News


Portugal has received the first of the 18 subway trains bought for nearly EUR 50 million from Chinese company CRRC Tangshan for the Porto metro.


According to Railly News, this is the first time that a Chinese company is exporting an urban rail system vehicle to a European Union country. Zhao Bentang, the Chinese Ambassador to Lisbon, noted that the new type of subway train provided by CRRC Tangshang to the city of Porto sets an example that bilateral cooperation will further advance in the future, as a result of the concrete cooperation between China and Portugal.


The Chinese subway train will be included in the network in May, following a period of stringent tests. Four other subway trains are expected to arrive in March, followed by 5 in July and 8 in September. The additional 18 subway trains have a maximum operating speed of 80 km/h and a seat capacity of 244 passengers, of which 64 can be seated.


The Minister of the Environment and Climate Action, Duarte Cordeiro, who tried the train conductor’s seat, stated that the Government invested nearly EUR 950 million in the Porto Metro in the last few years.




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