Design Support for low-floor LRVs for Mashhad LRT System

Client: CNR, China Northern Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation

China Northern Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation (Changchun, China) was awarded the contract by MURCO Mashhad Urban Railway Company (Mashhad, Iran) to design, manufacture and supply 70% low floor LRVs for Line 1 of Mashhad Light Rail System.

Design support and review throughout the design phase was to be performed by Light Rail Transit Consultants (LRTC), a subsidiary company of Rail&Bus Consultants GmbH.

Rail&Bus Consultants provided technical design support with regard to state-of-the-art car body design, reviewing compliance with MURCO specifications and also with state-of-the-art urban rail technology, represented by respective European norms, German guidelines and worldwide applications. The review was mainly focused on car body design and interface optimization.As major project deliverable a design-check manual was elaborated to identify the areas of weak quality with respect to the world market and to give directions how to use European experience and innovation for the improvement of CNR urban rail car design and manufacture.

Changchun, China, 2008-2009

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