the metro train developed and manufactured by crrc officially departed from trindade, the central metro station of porto in portugal. the first commercial passenger operation of the crrc-made train in the eu becomes an important symbol for the china-europe cooperation in the rail transit area.
the train passed over 100 verification tests and strict inspection as well as the third-party independent safety evaluation, and obtained eu’s isa certification for the first time. adhering to the design concepts of green, intelligence, comfort and safety, the train has the characteristics of light weight, low energy consumption, intelligence and low operating costs, and is a new generation metro train that meets the european standards. after operation starts, the train will not only meet the residents’ need for more comfortable and safer travel, but also significantly improve the operating efficiency of the porto metro network.
portugal’s prime minister spoke highly of the project, noting that the success of the project would be a good starting point and a model for the subsequent carbon reduction efforts, while benefiting all the city residents and tourists.