China Railways CRH5 EMU

Project: China Rail CRH5 EMU
Components: Toilet cabins, under fairings, kitchen doors
Operator: Chinese Ministry of Railways
Train Builder: Alstom, Changchun Railway Vehicles
Handover: 2007-2015

The China Railways CRH5 is an electric multiple unit high speed train based on Alstom’s Pendolino trains. It is a non-tilting train for which the technology has been transferred to Changchun Railway Vehicles.

BFG International delivered toilet cabins, under fairings, and kitchen door panels for these trains. The toilet cabins were produced using a Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) process, while the under fairings deployed a resin infusion bagging process. BFG International worked with a number of suppliers to develop a special resin for this project which would pass the stringent fire and smoke safety regulations. All parts comply with NFF 161-01 and T3138:2010 regulations. The under fairings comply with TB/T3237:2010 and DIN5510 regulations.