[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Samaypur Badli Station is Ready for Commercial Operations

The upcoming Samaypur Badli Station on the Yellow line’s 4.49 km northward extension in Delhi is soon going to replace the Jehangirpuri station as the northern terminal of the Yellow line when it opens for operations in late October/November. With its opening, it will not only connect the twin villages of Samaypur & Badli, but will also serve residents in Siraspur and parts of Rohini (eg. Sectors 16 & 17).

Google Earth satellite view

Location of Haiderpur station

Location of Samaypur Badli station

Here are some images shot last week which shows the station from outside. As you can see, it’s not located in an affluent neighborhood and so the DMRC hasn’t quite jazzed it up, like it has done at Lajpat Nagar or Nehru Place.

Photo Copyright: Davender Yadav

Photo Copyright: Davender Yadav

Photo Copyright: Davender Yadav

Photo Copyright: Davender Yadav

Photo Copyright: Davender Yadav

Photo Copyright: Davender Yadav

As a reminder, the DMRC has submitted an application to the CMRS to inspect the line (See: DMRC Submits Application to CMRS to Inspect Jahangirpuri – Samaypuri Badli Metro Line) and is expecting an inspection date from the CMRS. Whenever that is announced, I’ll make sure to post about it.

For more updates on the Delhi Metro, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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8 Responses to "[Pics] Delhi Metro’s Samaypur Badli Station is Ready for Commercial Operations"

  1. PEHook says:

    Hi MRG,

    The station seems quite long. How many cars per rake can the Yellow Line accommodate?

    PH

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  2. PEHook says:

    Hi again.

    Maybe 8 cars to a set on the Yellow Line is good enough for now. But in the future?

    By 2050 Delhi is supposed to become the world’s largest city with over 50 million residents.

    Tokyo [about 30 million residents] has 10 and 11 car sets:

    “A fleet of 52 11-car E231-500 series was delivered from January 2002 to April 2005 for use on Yamanote Line services, …”

    My impression is that the Yamanote Line cars are also longer than the ones on Delhi’s Yellow Line and Red Line.

    Can Delhi’ss metro stations be extended in the future?

    All the best, Peter

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi Peter, the stations are not designed to be extended. In the future, the signalling can be improved to reduce the headway and new lines can be built to not only reduce the load on the yellow line, but also connect more destinations. The upcoming Pink & Magenta lines are expected to have a big impact on the Yellow line.

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      • Prem Kashyap says:

        Isn’t it more economical to scale up the station to accommodate more cars than increasing headway or creating more lines. Seems like lack of foresightedness by DMRC.

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        • TMRG says:

          This is a tricky question, but I do agree that scaling up the stations to accommodate more coaches is a better solution for strategic/important routes like Delhi’s upcoming Pink line.

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  3. PEHook says:

    Are there any plans or proposals for express lines?

    Peter

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    • TMRG says:

      There are plans to build a modern suburban network along the lines of Paris’ RER, but nothing has materialized yet.

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