Chippenham-based Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won its largest ever multi-system order for Chinese metro.

The German-owned company will be delivering braking and entrance systems to equip Beijing’s new metro line 17, as well as HVAC systems for the city’s line 19. With braking system deliveries having started in the third quarter of 2020 and continuing to the end of 2023, Knorr-Bremse will provide technologies worth a mid double-digit million-euro sum for 78 trainsets.

Manufactured by Chinese train producer CRRC, the rail vehicles will be operated by Beijing MTR.