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