Sydney based industrial design consultancy Industrial Design Alliance is competing at an international level in the passenger rail industry. Competing against some of the worlds biggest transport design houses , and working with Fordyno Ltd, IDA won a recent bid to provided industrial design services to China Northern Rail (CNR) for its Rapid Transit program. The project is to create the appearance and surface detail design for a medium speed single deck intercity train for the Chinese market. This includes styling for interior, exterior and driver’s cab.

Specializing in Rolling Stock design, IDA will work alongside the CNR engineering team to create a modern, functional design that fits comfortably within their manufacturing processes - this ensures minimising problems in the lead up to production.

“The team at IDA have a wealth of experience in railway specific design projects and this really showed through when it came to presenting the concepts for the project and engaging with the engineers at CNR” said design director Tim Rugendyke. “'We are really excited to be working closely alongside one of the world’s biggest rail manufacturers, designing two new trains that will be built in China for China.



IDA设计总监Tim Rugendyke说: ” 从展现我们的设计方案到与中国北车公司的工程团队密切合作之中,可以印證出IDA团队在动车设计项目领域里所拥有的实质丰富经验。”他也说到:  ”我们真的很兴奋能与世界屈指的火车製造商之一共同合作,在中国的土地上为中国本地建造两辆载客列车。”

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