China-made subways to debut in Saudi Arabia

15:24, May 26, 2010      

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Two subway trains made in China have been successfully delivered to Saudi Arabia, representing the first A-type metro export program of China, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) announced yesterday

The two subway trains are the first batch made by Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd (CRC) of China for Saudi Arabia's Makkah light rail project. They were entirely designed and manufactured by CRC.

The Makkah light rail project includes 17 A-type aluminum alloy subway trains with 204 carriages. The first phase of the project, covering 18 kilometer rails, will formally run in November 2011, which will ease traffic jams in the Makkah area during the hajj season.

This is the first time that China has exported significant complete sets of mechanical and electrical equipment.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:祁澍文)

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