MMRC launches trial run of Alstom make first Metro train on Mumbai Metro Line 3

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2022-08-30 12:01:00 Viewer: 1,899 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Mumbai

MMRC launches trial run of Alstom make first Metro train on Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Image Credit: Alstom)

Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) successfully conducted a trial run of the first trainset delivered by Alstom for Mumbai’s Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro line 3 (Aqua Line). It is the city’s first metro project that can run driverless and the trains to have 75% motorization making operations efficient. This is also the city’s first fully underground metro project.

Today, the 1st metro trainset was flagged off for trial runs by Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister, Maharastra & Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy CM, Maharastra along with Smt. Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC. The metro trainset ran a 3-km stretch from Sariput Nagar, Aarey to Marol Naka for the inaugural trial run.

Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said that we are committed to completing the 1st phase by Dec 2023. We are happy with the way the project has picked up the pace.

Dy. CM Devendra Fadnavis said, "We are satisfied with the progress of the project and glad its in able hands. The Government of Maharashtra assures Mumbaikars that all the required support shall be extended to team Metro 3 for ensuring successful completion of the project".

Alstom is indigenously designing, manufacturing, and commissioning 31 lightweight, fully furnished modern passenger train sets of 8 cars each (248 metro cars) for the 33.5-km long underground stretch of Mumbai Metro Line 3. This is the biggest rolling stock contract in India’s urban mobility sector for the company, valued at approximately €315 million. Making it an easy travel for Mumbaikars, these metro trains are estimated to reduce 35% of overall traffic and help in reducing air & noise pollution.

These trains are built at one of Alstom’s largest urban Rolling Stock manufacturing units in Sricity, Andhra Pradesh. This world-class facility has an annual manufacturing capacity of 480 cars, with a strong portfolio of delivering to major Indian and international metro projects.

With a proven track record, low lifecycle costs and keen focus on passenger experience, Alstom’s Metropolis trainsets set the standard in energy-efficient, and safe operations. Themed on ‘Dynamic Fluidism’ that takes inspiration from the city, these trains prioritize high interior density layout to maximize space efficiency, enabling each trainset to carry 3,000 passengers per trip. It offers a unique design, and a wide range of configurations and ensures the highest performance due to the perfect combination of proven and reliable components and innovations. These metro trains are a testament to the company’s superior eco-design principle, with 96% of the mass of materials and components used being recyclable, and 99% recoverable.

Mumbai Metro Line 3 will connect the Cuffe Parade business district in the extreme south of the city to SEEPZ in the north-central with 26 underground and one street-level station. Alstom is also equipping this line with the latest generation of CBTC signaling technology (Urbalis 400). This is Alstom’s proprietary technology that results in increasing average capacity by 30% in manned services and unattended train operations (UTO) and helps reduce energy consumption by 30%.


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