Alstom’s first metro in India entered commercial service

Metro of Chennai_June 29, 2015On June 29, Alstom’s first metro in India entered commercial service in the city of Chennai on the first phase of line 2 from Koyambedu to Alandur, which covers 10 km and includes 8 stations. More than 80,000 passengers are expected to travel per day on the new metro line.
The 4-car Metropolis train can carry over 1,200 passengers comfortably as it is equiped with air-conditioning, a passenger information system with LED displays – including dynamic route maps in Tamil and English – CCTVs,  luggage racks and special sections for ladies and people with reduced mobility.
In 2011, Alstom was awarded a contract worth EUR 243 million for the supply of 42 metro trainsets (168 metro cars) for the Chennai Metro in India.


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