Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC) today received first prototype metro train for 33.5-km long Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 Corridor from Alstom Transport India.
"First batch of 4 coaches of the first prototype train for the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 Corridor has arrived in Mumbai in the wee hours today. The 4 trailers, carrying one coach each, have reached the city traversing 1,400 km. distance from Sri City, Andhra Pradesh in 13 days," said the official release issued by MMRC.
"The 4 coaches – weighing 42-tonne each – were brought by special 8-axelled trailers with 64 wheels! All the 8 coaches will be assembled and the train will be formed at the “temporary facility of train delivery and testing track area”, set up at Sariput Nagar. The initial design proving trial runs of prototype train will be conducted in the 3-km. stretch of Mumbai Metro Line-3 tunnel from the temporary facility to Marol Naka Metro Station," added the press release.
"Much awaited train of Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Aqua line) has landed in Mumbai. First 4 coaches reached the unloading facility. Remaining 4 coaches will be here in a couple of days. Both the site and our team are in readiness to assemble the train and start the trials," said Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC.
On 10th December, 2019, Altsom Transport India had commenced the manufacturing of metro trainsets for Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) at its factory in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The first metro train after testing was targeted to delivere by November 2020. But the compnay had postponed their delivery schedule due to Aarey Carshed issue and legal battle between Maharshtra Govt and Central Govt in the Apex Court.
Alstom was awarded a contract worth €452 million from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC). The order includes manufacturing of 31 lightweight, fully-furnished modern metro trains of 8 cars each. Along with rolling stock, Alstom will also execute the power supply contract and equip Line 3 with Urbalis 400, its latest generation of CBTC signalling technology. The scope of the signalling contract includes unattended train operation (UTO), computer-based interlocking and centralised train supervision; an integrated telecom solution comprising of CCTV, passenger information, passenger annoncement and Giga bit network; platform screen doors, as well as the electrical and mechanical supervisory control and data acquisition system (E&M SCADA).
The Mumbai Metro Line-3 trainsets will feature a host of safety elements including CCTV cameras, smoke detectors, emergency intercoms, fire extinguishers with wider detrainment doors to quickly evacuate passengers in case of an emergency. The inclusive design of trainsets will serve to the differently-abled individuals with ease of travel and includes dedicated space for wheelchair in every car. The overall exterior and interiors of the trainset are inspired by the undying energy of Mumbai and its people who are always on the move and hustle all day long.
Alstom will also provide train maintenance and operations staff for the project. It is also the first time that any metro train in India will have 75% motorization, enabling quick acceleration and deceleration thereby bringing about greater efficiency in operations. The trains will also be equipped with regenerative braking system aiding significant reduction in carbon emissions. In addition to the above features, it is the first UTO (Unattended Train Operation) project in Mumbai.
Next batch of four-coach metro train will be arrived soon.