Noida Metro’s 1st Train Ships from CRRC’s Nanjing Plant

After a final round of testing, CRRC Corporation on November 2 dispatched the first ever metro train for Noida Metro’s new 30 km Aqua Line from their Nanjing plant in China. This 4-coach train is part of a a 76 coach (19 train-sets x 4 coaches) order for which the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, on behalf of Noida Metro Rail Corporation, signed a MoU with CRRC in March 2016 after CRRC emerged as the lowest technically qualified bidder in January.

The train first traveled to Shanghai on top of trailers from where it commenced its 3 week sea journey to Mundra Port in Gujarat. From there, the coaches will be transported to the Greater Noida Depot with an estimated time of arrival of early-mid December.

Each train is designed to have a seating capacity of 186 passengers and can carry 1,034 passengers in crush-load conditions. The trains have darker shaded seats for senior citizens, disabled and women passengers. No further details on its interior features have been released, but they’re expected to be fairly standard to what you’d find in modern coaches.

Here’s the first ever look of Noida’s metro train –

Getting lowered on top of a trailer – Photo Copyright: NMRCL via Vinod Rajput

Photo Copyright: Kumar MP

Photo Copyright: NMRCL via Patrika

The train’s preliminary design was unveiled in December 2016. See more design renders from both outside and inside here.

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Source: Noida Metro

This development debunks the Navbharat Times’ report of the train being stuck at the Mumbai Port due to financial reasons. If the train arrives by mid-December as planned, then there’s a good chance of NMRCL conducting a trial run on the depot’s test track before the year ends.

For more updates, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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7 Responses to "Noida Metro’s 1st Train Ships from CRRC’s Nanjing Plant"

  1. Adi says:

    Any news on the noida city center extension line.. and how will this line open when there is no connectivity to delhi metro.. will it operate as a seperate line.

    Reply
    • TMRG says:

      From what I’m aware of, DMRC plans to open the City Centre – Sector 71 stretch (approx 1.5 km) of that extension around the same time the Aqua Line opens up, with the rest of it to Electronic City opening up later. Contractors for various works have been told to prioritize that stretch over the rest.

      We’ll have to wait and watch how this plays out.

      Reply
    • aj says:

      It will be Dec 18 at the very least as per latest reports

      Reply
  2. dss says:

    Lookalike these trains are similar to Alstom Trains. Only front side is different of this trains.
    Is all the trains are design and built to fit the Indian transport system ?

    Reply
    • TMRG says:

      Not sure I understand your question. Each operator lists requirements in tender documents and then evaluates proposals by rolling stock manufacturers in a somewhat lengthy and intensive bidding process. Each metro train is built to conform to local requirements and is not purchased off the shelf.

      Reply
  3. Akbar Husain says:

    Any update about arriving of Navi Mumbai metro Rolling stock

    Reply

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