After the equipment procurement of China National Railway Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “China Railway Group”) in 2020 is not as good as CRRC Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “CRRC”) expected, equipment procurement of China Railway Group in 2021 may continue to be in a downturn , The total investment in rolling stock for the year is between 70 billion and 75 billion, basically the same as in 2020.
Recently, China National Railway Group held a special meeting to preliminarily determine the railway equipment investment plan for 2021. China Railway Group plans to purchase about 200 EMUs, 370 locomotives and 50,000 wagons; the investment is about 30 billion yuan, 8.3 billion yuan and 23 billion yuan respectively.
In the field of EMUs, it is planned to purchase about 210 EMUs, including about 110, 60, 30, and 10 groups of each for the Fuxing and the intercity EMUs at a speed of 350 kilometers per hour, 250 kilometers per hour, 160 kilometers per hour, and 200 kilometers per hour.
As of the end of 2020, the national railway has 3732 sets of EMUs, about 9.80 sets per 100 kilometers, which is slightly lower than the configuration standard of about 9.97 sets per 100 kilometers in 2019. It is estimated that by the end of 2021, the number of EMUs on the whole high speed railway will reach 3910 sets, and the configuration standard will be restored to 9.88 sets/100 kilometers.