Beijing winter olympic train

Year: 2017 - 2019

Tasks: Bid support for exterior and interior, production support for exterior, livery and drivers cab

Fordyno was asked by CRC Changchun to support them with a bid to design and build a high speed train linking Beijing and Zhangjiakou for the 2022 Winter Olympic games.

Fordyno initially supported CRC Changchun with their winning bid with exterior, interior and livery design and was then invited to work closely during the production phase to bring our exterior concepts to life alongside a world class drivers cab design.

Starting with pen to paper we quickly explored exterior options before moving in to 3D whereby we worked closely with CRC’s in house designers and engineers and external suppliers. The long streamlined shape meant that collectively we pushed manufacturing and suppliers to ensure that the design intent that the end client had chosen remained true to form.

The production train is of great importance to CRC Changchun as it builds on the CR400BF Fuxing Hao Standardised EMU of which Fordyno played a pivotal role in the initial development of the platform.

The trains have created a flurry of excitment in the media, and you will find links to the articles below.