Trial Runs on Lucknow Metro’s NS Line Flagged Off

3 days after an unofficial trial run was held discreetly at night, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. today officially launched trial runs on a 5 km section of 22.878 km north-south line between Transport Nagar and Alambagh. The draped Alstom train was first unveiled to the city’s residents and then flagged off at 1 pm by Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the presence of LMRCL and its main contractors’ officials.

The train left the Transport Nagar Depot, traveled up the ramp into the Transport Nagar Station where it stopped, and then switched directions to head up north to the Alambagh station through the Krishna Nagar & Singar Nagar stations at a speed of 15 kmph.


Priority Section: Transport Nagar – Charbagh (8.48 km) – view Lucknow Metro info & map

As a reminder, civil construction on the 8.48 km Transport Nagar – Charbagh ‘priority corridor’ began on September 27, 2014 and the LMRCL is chasing a March 26, 2017 deadline to start commercial operations on it. Civil work is still pending at the Mawaiyya railway crossing and its progress by the end of the year will decide what portion of the line opens up in March or if the opening will be delayed all together.



Waiting for the CM to arrive – Photo Copyright: Samajwadi Hum


Waiting for the CM to unveil – Photo Copyright: UttarHamara

Train operators Prachi & Pratibha - Photo Copyright:

Train operators Prachi & Pratibha – Photo Copyright:


CM’s wife handing over the train’s keys to the operators – Photo Copyright: ETV


Flagged off! – Photo Copyright: Ashish Tripathi


Photo Copyright: Samajwadi Party


Photo Copyright: Samajwadi Party


Photo Copyright: Pawan Dixit


Climbing up the depot’s exit ramp – Photo Copyright: Maibhiakhilesh

Photo Copyright: Dheeraj Chaudhary

Photo Copyright: Dheeraj Chaudhary


Captured at Singar Nagar station – Photo Copyright: Himanshu Kumar


Photo Copyright: Himanshu Kumar


Photo Copyright: Tajdar Zaidi

Photo Copyright: Lucknow

Photo Copyright: Lucknow

Photo Copyright: Naeem Ansari

Photo Copyright: Naeem Ansari

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4 Responses to "Trial Runs on Lucknow Metro’s NS Line Flagged Off"

  1. Yatendra Sharma says:

    congrats to all agencies….

  2. Aishwarye says:

    Kudos to LMRC

  3. Aby k says:

    The chase is on btw Lucknow n Kochi who will walk out as winner!!!! Wait n watch


    Que continúen con éxito alcanzando todas las metas propuestas para ese proyecto!!!!


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