Alstom Transport India awarded Wabtec a contract to supply a brake system for the trainsets for Pune metro Line 3. The order will supply the latest braking technology for the line’s new trains, which will improve performance, efficiency, and safety.
The order covers 22 three-car trains consisting of 66 cars which are manufactured at Alstom’s plant in Sricity, India. In March, the rolling stock manufacturer officially launched the construction of the new Metropolis trains.
Wabtec’s Transit business in India is primarily based out of Hosur, Tamil Nadu. It develops and builds major subsystems for the transit industry including brake systems, pantographs, couplers, air-conditioning systems, and passenger-access doors. The company’s large engineering presence in Bangalore provides technical and service support.
The high-performance brake system will equip the trains with critical safety features, high reliability, and reduced maintenance intervals.
“This order reinforces Wabtec’s continuous commitment to deliver high performance and safety critical products for the metro rolling stock segment in India. This braking system also has a substantial ‘Make in India’ content and is primarily designed by our in-country engineering team,” Preetam Ganguly, Sales and Marketing Director, Wabtec Transit, India said.
The trains will run on the 23-km Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar elevated Metro Line 3, which will connect the IT hub of Hinjewadi to central district of Shivajinagar. The project is expected to be completely operational by April 2025.