Alstom wins a new metro train contract in Mumbai

metro carsMumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) awarded Alstom a EUR 220 million contract to design, manufacture, supply, test and commission 234 metro cars for Line 4 and the extension corridor. The contract also includes personnel training.

The new products have been added to Alstom’s portfolio as part of the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation on January 29, 2021. The combined portfolio of products, signalling, engineering and services allows a significantly increased offering for customers across India and the Asia Pacific Region.

“These are exciting times, and this first order, following our merger with Bombardier Transportation demonstrates our continued commitment towards partnering in the country’s Make–in–India mission. We are glad to have been awarded this prestigious project by MMRDA and look forward to commencing work on this,” said Ling Fang, Region President, Alstom Asia Pacific.

The Line 4 from Wadala to Kasarvadavali is a 35.3-kilometre-long elevated corridor served by 32 stations. Mumbai Metro Line 4 and 4A is expected to reduce the current travel time by 50% to 75%, depending on road conditions. The line will have dedicated depots in Owale land in up to an extent of 20 Ha, and in Godrej Land in up to 15.50 Ha. The maintenance depot has been proposed near Gaimukh station and will serve the entire corridor from Wadala to Gaimukh.

The metro cars will operate on the Line 4 which will provide interconnectivity among the existing Eastern Express Roadway, Monorail, the ongoing Metro Line 2B between D N Nagar and Mandale, and the proposed Metro Line 5 from Thane to Bhiwandi to Kalyan (24.9 km and 15 stations), the Metro Line 6 linking Swami Samarth Nagar and Vikhroli.

For Mumbai metro, Alstom has started in 2019 the manufacturing of the Metropolis trainsets for Aqua Line (Line 3) at its plant in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh. In India, Alstom has also delivered the metro trains for Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi.

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