The signing ceremony of CSR general freight locomotive project worth 400 million US dollars took place at Transnet Freight Rail Capital Park in Pretoria, South Africa, Xu Zongxiang, executive director and general manager of CSR Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. CSR Zhuzhou and Brian Molefe, CEO of Transnet, signed the contract, marking the debut of Chinese electric locomotives in Africa as well as China’s largest overseas electric locomotive order.
South Africa’s railway infrastructure construction and management and the freight transport are largely under the charge of the country’s largest state-owned company Transnet, which owns over 2,100 electric locomotives and 1,400 diesel locomotives.
August 17, Ziyang company held a grand ceremony, at the final assembly vehicle delivery line of the Locomotive Business Unit, for the coming off the assembly line of the 500th export locomotive and the locomotive exported to Australia Bradken company.
On 1st August, CSR received the good news that it won subway vehicle order for Ankara, the capital of Turkey, with contract value of RMB2.5 billion.
CRH2 Electric Multiple Unit EMU with a speed of 200 km/h, which is researched and developed by CSR Qingdao Sifang Locomotive & Rolling Stock Co., Ltd., ran on the red travel line—Xi’an-Yan’an Line since July 1, 2012, shortening the time from 5 hours to 2.5 hours.
CSR Ziyang has received advance payment for the third batch of locomotives from Kazakhstan.
The first train for new subway in Kunming base of Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive got off production line successfully in June 26, which marks the emergence of subway vehicle made all by “4S” store of Rail Transit.
CSR wins bid on Suzhou Subway Line 2 project and receives an order.
At 4:00 am on February 28 local time in Turkey, a good news traveled from pleasant Aegean seaside that, in the just finished Light Rail Line 1 main track test in Izmir, the Turkish Light Rail researched and developed by CSR successfully passed the driving test with the highest European standard EN61133 at one stroke and set a record on ramp rescue in China’s transport history in individual driving test.
On February 10, 40-odd netizens and train fans, who were sifted out from the online registration, walked into CSR to pay a visit to the high-speed EMU production base. Such an event is a significant attempt: it was the first time for train fans to get close enough to visit CSR and its products in the high-speed EMU birthplace, which would assist all people in having more knowledge about and objectively looking at China HSR instead of appraising the HSR based on merely their own emotions and suppositions. As for CSR, this event is a favorable opportunity, by which CSR can further open its mind and win more trust from the society. Also, CSR can take advantage of this event to hear voices from extensive netizens and train fans, hear their good advices, and correct some one-sided views on HSR in the society through communication and Q & A.
On February 10, “Fans to CSR” jointly organized by China South Locomotive & Rolling CSR and the railway website Hasea.com was launched. More than 40 domestic railway fans from various places of China arrived at the CSR MU Base in Qingdao to visit the Train Body Development Department and the Model Showroom at the Technology Center, the experimental plant of the National Engineering Laboratory, No. 7 and No. 8 Train Body Plants, Bogie Component Machining and Welding Assembly Plant, MU Assembly Plant, Subway Assembly Plant, and the higher speed test train.
On February 9, “Fans to CSR” jointly organized by China South Locomotive & Rolling CSR and the railway website Hasea.com was launched at Beijing South Railway Station. More than 30 domestic railway fans from various places of China started from here to visit the MU manufacturing base of CSR Sifang and witness the impressive birth of high-speed MU.