Bombardier Transportation to supply driverless Monorails in Thailand

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A digital rendering of the new driverless monorails that Bombardier will supply to two rapid transit systems in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bombardier Transportation
BERLIN — New driverless monorails are headed to two rapid transit systems in Bangkok, Thailand, Bombardier Transportation recently announced in a company news release.

The rail equipment manufacturer has received two contracts to supply its Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300 system for two rapid transit systems in Bangkok. The driverless monorails will be built for Northern Bangkok Monorail Co., and Eastern Bangkok Monorail Co., and will operate in the city’s northern and eastern regions.

Bombardier will design and supply the mechanical and electrical elements for the two monorail lines, including a combined total of 72, four-car monorails equipped with the supplier’s automatic train control technology that permits driverless operations.

The contract with Northern Bangkok Monorail will supply 42 monorail trainsets for the new 21.4-mile Khae Rai-MinBuri Pink Line. Similarly, the Eastern Bangkok Monorail project will provide 30 trainsets for the 18.8-mile Lat Phrao-Samrong yellow line.

For both contracts, Bombardier will provide project management, systems engineering and integration, and testing and commissioning.

According to Bombardier, the monorails will serve more than 400,000 people each day. Bangkok has a population of more than 8.2 million people.

See the news release online.

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