Asia Pacific Rail 2024 concludes in Thailand-Xinhua

Asia Pacific Rail 2024 concludes in Thailand

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-05-31 11:15:30

BANGKOK, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The Asia Pacific Rail 2024 was held in the Thai capital with the aim of sharing latest technologies and development trends in railway transportation across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing challenges and opportunities in achieving sustainable development goals, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting eco-friendly railway solutions.

The two-day exhibition concluded on Thursday and was attended by over 200 railway and transit companies from nearly 20 countries worldwide.

Sixteen Chinese enterprises, including CRRC, Huawei, and China Railway, showcased their innovations at the exhibition.

Thai train fans visited the CRRC booth to eagerly explore the Chinese new energy locomotive models on display.

Napat Kuhapunya, a local train fan, told Xinhua: "Having experienced a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive in China earlier this year, I was deeply impressed by its low noise, safety, and environmental friendliness."

"I hope Thailand can introduce such new energy trains to promote green transportation," Napat added.

Huang Gui, locomotive general designer of CRRC Qishuyan Co., Ltd., said that in addition to electric multiple units and multi-track trains, CRRC also displayed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid, diesel-electric hybrid, and centralized electric locomotives at this exhibition.

"Currently, China's new energy locomotives are operating on many domestic routes and have gained international recognition," he said. "In June, we will export our first unit of hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotives to Chile."

The exhibition covered a range of areas from railway infrastructure, track technology, electrification equipment, safety monitoring, traffic management systems, to railway vehicles and trains.

Multiple specialized forums were held during the event, where experts from around the world engaged in in-depth discussions and exchanges on the topics of Digital Rail, Signaling Communications, Operations, Maintenance Asset Management, Mainline, and Metro.