1st Alstom Metro Train Dispatched for Lucknow

The first Alstom Metropolis train-set for Lucknow Metro was yesterday dispatched for Lucknow after a final inspection by Alstom’s engineers in Sri City. The train was unveiled at an event last week by Alstom which was attended by the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation’s management team and Uttar Pradesh’s Commercial Tax Minister. In total, 20 train-sets of 4 coaches will be manufactured & shipped by Alstom as part of the Rs. 1069.81 crore rolling stock contract which they were awarded in September 2015.

The coaches are likely to pass through Hyderabad, Nagpur, Jhansi, Kanpur (view route) and expected to reach Lucknow’s Transport Nagar Depot around November 17 so that trial runs can commence as scheduled in early December on the 8.48 km priority corridor between Transport Nagar and Charbagh. Eventually, the train will run on the entire 22.9 km north-south line between Munshi Pulia and Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport which is slated to be ready by mid-2019.

The train’s coaches are being transported by ABC India Ltd. which in the past has secured contracts for shipping coaches for Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Kochi’s metro systems.

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If you haven’t seen what the trains look like, then check out: Alstom Unveils & Hands Over 1st Train-Set to Lucknow Metro

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

– TMRG

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4 Responses to "1st Alstom Metro Train Dispatched for Lucknow"

  1. Aishwarye says:

    Finally the first lucknow metro train-set is on it’s way to Lucknow… 🙂

    Reply
  2. Aditya Benwal says:

    Hey TMRG, what is the status of PSDs installed at various yellow line stations. When will they start functioning?

    Reply
  3. Afzal ahmad says:

    I m interested

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