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Explosion-proof light rail train rolls off assembly line

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 17, 2019
An explosion-proof light rail train that will be exported to Israel rolled off the assembly line in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun on Tuesday.
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles
Asia   The train will be used for the red line of the light rail system
The train, manufactured by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd., will be used for the red line of the light rail system in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The 23-km line is schedule to be put into operation in 2021.

As required by the Israeli side, the train was designed with explosion-proof features of the highest security standards, according to the Chinese train maker.

The train's underframe structure is made of non-ferromagnetic material, which can prevent magnetic bombs from being attached to it. The windows are equipped with explosion-proof glass that can withstand the impact of stones and burning bottles.

Inside the train, the door of the driver's room is designed in accordance with Israel's anti-intrusion safety standards.

In terms of fire resistance, the underframe structure will remain intact within 15 minutes of combustion, giving passengers enough time to evacuate.

In 2015, CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles signed an agreement with Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd. in Tel Aviv to provide trains for the city's light rail system.


 

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