CNR and CSR have now merged to form CRRC Corporation. Both companies were rivals in China that had originally been together, then split. Then, the Chinese Government decided to merge their operations back together to create the world's largest railcar builder. There is some interesting things about both divisions.BigUglyCat wrote:You won't be dining alone at McCrow's. I'll be there, and many others. Actually, I could live with that -- let it happen.Bramdeisroberts wrote:
These new units are shaping up to be sharp looking, I may have to eat some MAJOR crow about CNR if they're built as good as they look.
CSR and Kawasaki have jointly built projects for the Singapore MRT and in other locations before. This typically included a technology transfer from Kawasaki to CSR for the design/building of those products. CNR and Bombardier have also jointly built projects for the Shenzhen Metro and the Guangzhou Metro and that involved a technology transfer of the Movia platform. Alstom and CSR have also jointly built projects together with a technology transfer.
However, there have been issues with CSR. Their project in Singapore (Kawasaki did the engineering, CSR built the trains for the C151A series) led to a recall of 26 our of the 35 trains built. This was due to cracking in the assembly linking the carbody to the undercarriage. Then in the Philippines, CSR had trains built with missing or incompatible parts.
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CNR had issues with their wheelsets supplied to CN where they had to be recalled and replaced. In addition, CNR had to recall their Chinese bullet trains after an accident killed 40 people.
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I hope the combined CRRC proves me wrong. Boston and Chicago are the first 2 contracts for CRRC in the United States and I want both projects to have excellent quality, safety and reliability. But some of the things mentioned in the recalls and defects with the trains are a bit unusual to see.