2nd New Train Arrives at Kochi Metro’s Muttom Depot

After being dispatched from Alstom India’s Sri City facility on June 28, the second 3-coach train-set for Kochi’s 25.61 km metro system arrived at the Muttom Depot on July 8! As per Kochi Metro’s Managing Director, the flaws identified in the first train-set which arrived in January were rectified while manufacturing the 2nd train-set. Over the next few days, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation & Kochi Metro Rail engineers will conduct static and dynamic tests at the depot’s test track and then conduct speed trials reaching 70-80 kmph on the metro line.

This train is part of a 75 coach (25 train-set x 3 coach) contract that Alstom India had won in August 2014 after quoting a price of Rs 633 crore. Here are some images from different parts of its journey:

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Spotted on the Coimbatore-Kochi highway – Photo Copyright: Ajith Aji Ajit

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Photo Copyright: Ajith Aji Ajit

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Parked in Aluva (northern end of the city) – Photo Copyright: Kochi Metro Rail

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At home (left) along with the 1st train-set (right) – Photo Copyright: Kochi Metro Rail

KMRL recently pushed the start of operations to April 2017 and has indicated they will initially service the line with only 9 trains. The rest of the 7 trains are expected to arrive by the end of the year.

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

– TMRG

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2 Responses to "2nd New Train Arrives at Kochi Metro’s Muttom Depot"

  1. Aby says:

    Will the Kochi stretch open fully or partially in april

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    • TMRG says:

      Partially. Out of 25 km, they’re aiming to open a 13 km section between Aluva & Palarivottom. Another 5 km between Palarivottom-Maharaja’s College might be added to it depending on the progress made.

      Reply

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