ZF Receives Major Chinese Order for EcoMet Metro Gearboxes

Entry into the Chinese Metro Market: ZF Receives Major Order for EcoMet Metro Gearboxes

  • 720 metro gearboxes for the world’s largest rail vehicle manufacturer
  • EcoMet drives new metro line between Chinese metropolis Hangzhou and airport
  • Gearbox model range creates economical standard for rail vehicles

Reliability, driving comfort, fast availability. This was the main criteria the City of Hangzhou required for the new transmissions that were to be part of the new “Airlink” metro line project to the city airport. After careful consideration, ZF was awarded the contract with the newly developed EcoMet model range. Thanks to ZF technology, several hundred million passengers per year will reach their destination reliably and comfortably as of mid-2022 at the latest.

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The metropolis Hangzhou is home of 10 million people, it is a hub of the Chinese economy, international trade and e-commerce. The local public transport authority registers approximately 600 million passengers per year. With such demand and rail usage, it is no surprise that the Chinese rail vehicle manufacturer CRRC Puzhen chose the proven and high-performance technology from ZF for a brand-new metro line in Hangzhou. Puzhen commissioned a total of 720 models of the EcoMet gearbox range.

ZF and the Hangzhou Airlink: Take the Train to Catch Your Flight

CRRC Puzhen only uses the EcoMet variant for its vehicles on the new Hangzhou Airlink – in a total of 45 trains. As a direct connection, the Airlink will link the west train station of the province’s capital with Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. It will only take about 50 minutes to commute between the airport and the train station, covering 59 kilometers and 17 stops.

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International served over 35 million passengers in 2017. In view of the predictably high frequency of the new metro line, there are higher requirements in terms of driving comfort and reliability.

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