Train production for Delhi Metro Phase IV begins

Metropolis trains for Delhi Alstom has started the production of Metropolis trains for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Phase IV, as part of the contract signed in November 2022 for 52 six-car trainsets. The production was commenced at a commemorative ceremony led by leaders from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Alstom India.

The project is designed to cater to three different lines of DMRC, with two lines being extensions of the existing Line 7 and Line 8, and the new Gold Line 10 connecting Aerocity to Tughlakabad, covering a total distance of 64.67 km.

“The Delhi metro stands as the lifeline of our city, and the addition of new routes will greatly enhance connectivity in the national capital. We are glad to know that Alstom is commencing the production of Metro trains for the Delhi Metro’s fourth phase of expansion. We are sure that the new age trains will ensure a smooth and comfortable ride for the passengers,” Vikas Kumar, the Managing Director, DMRC said.

The total value of the project is EUR 312 million, which also includes the maintenance of 13 trainsets of the new line for a period of 15 years.

This 360-degree scope is a game changer for India’s metro segment as it will be the first maintenance project for Delhi Metro outsourced to an OEM.

The Line 8 extension will extend the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to RK Ashram, while the Line 7 extension will connect the Pink Line between Maujpur and Mukundpur and will improve DMRC connectivity another step above.

Alstom has also been awarded the contract for supplying and commissioning the train-control and signalling solution for Delhi MRTS Phase-IV Mukundpur – Maujpur (Line7 ext.), and Aerocity – Tughlakabad Corridor (Line 10). These lines will be equipped with Alstom’s scalable Communications-Based Train Control solutions (CBTC), which will operate in conjunction with its Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system.

The Metropolis trains for Delhi offer a unique design, a wide range of configurations and ensure the highest performance due to the perfect combination of proven and reliable components and innovations. These new trains are the most advanced state-of-the-art green vehicles, designed for a safe speed of 95 km/h and operational speed of 85 km/h, with GOA 4 driverless features, which makes them an environmentally friendly and comfortable metro solution for passengers of New Delhi.

Under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, these Metropolis trains have been completely designed in India and will be built at the manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. This is Alstom’s largest urban rolling stock manufacturing site in India, with a strong portfolio of delivering for major domestic and international projects.

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