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China CNR wins Olympic order

By Zhong Nan ( Updated: 2014-07-15 15:43

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China CNR Corp Ltd, one of the country's top train manufacturers, won an order for 10 electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains from Brazil on Tuesday.

The new product from CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co, has four carriages and can travel at up to 100 kilometers per hour. It will be used on the line between the 2016 Olympic Village and the Copacabana center in Rio de Janeiro.

An EMU train can carry up to 1,300 people, which will ease traffic jams.

Trains are equipped with a single air conditioning unit that allows the train to operate in temperatures as high as 56 degrees Celsius.

Brazil is keen to boost its economy through sport and turned to the World Bank to help finance a $12 billion effort to prepare for the just concluded World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

China CNR has won orders of 100 EMU trains and 34 subway trains from Rio de Janeiro alone.




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