4 New Metro Trains Delivered to Chennai’s Koyambedu Depot

Chennai’s Koyambedu Depot has shiny new occupants! This week, Alstom delivered 4 new train-sets of 4 cars each to the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. These trains have been manufactured at Alstom’s Sri City manufacturing plant which is located only 75.7 kms away from the Koyambedu depot. Talk about convenience.

Route from Alstom's plant in Sri City,AP to Koyambedu Depot in Chennai

Route from Alstom’s plant in Sri City,AP to Koyambedu Depot in Chennai

Coaches of trains #26 & #27 arrived together on a convoy of trucks on Wednesday (Sept 2)

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Driver Motor Car – Photo Copyright: Chennai Metro

Photo Copyright: Chennai Metro

Driver Motor Car – Photo Copyright: Chennai Metro

Similarly, coaches of trains #28 & #29 arrived together on Friday (Sept 4)

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Driver Motor Car – Photo Copyright: Chennai Metro

Photo Copyright: Chennai Metro

Coach Car – Photo Copyright: Chennai Metro

With the coaches unloaded and preliminary checks performed, the trains will be examined & tested first at the workshop line and then be tested on the test track within the Koyambedu depot (See: Tour of Chennai Metro’s Koyambedu Depot). With these 4 trains delivered safely to their new home, only 13 more are now left to be delivered as part of the 42 train-set contract signed between Alstom and CMRL in August 2010.

For more updates on Chennai’s Metro, check out the Chennai section of the TMRG!

– TMRG

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