One of the world’s fastest sleeper trains, the ZEFIRO 250 combines comfortable long-distance travel, robust reliability and environment-friendly clean speed.
The first variant of the ZEFIRO concept was a series of 20 EMU sleeper trains manufactured by Bombardier's joint venture Sifang Power (Qingdao) Transportation (BSP) being delivered from 2009. Interior design and equipment are setting a new Chinese standard for high-speed rail and especially over-night travel with sleeping compartments at highest comfort levels.
In July 2010 China’s MOR placed an order for another 40 8-car trainsets, this time in a non-sleeper version enhanced with a dedicated VIP car incorporating First Class seating.
A non-sleeper version will soon be available for this speed segment of the European market.