Lucknow Metro’s 1st Alstom Train Arrives in Lucknow

The first 4-coach train-set for the Lucknow Metro project arrived at Lucknow’s Transport Nagar Metro Depot on this Saturday night after a 8 day journey from Alstom India’s Indian facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The train’s coaches were dispatched on November 11 and traveled roughly 2000 kms through the cities of Nagpur, Hyderabad, Jhansi & Kanpur. On Sunday morning, all coaches were offloaded on the depot’s delivery line after a small puja held by the LMRCL’s MD.

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

Images shot en-route:


Photo Copyright: Chinmay Biswas


Photo Copyright: Chinmay Biswas


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Photo Copyright: Gaon Connection

Images shot at the Transport Nagar Depot:


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LMRCL’s MD – Photo Copyright: LMRCL


Photo Copyright: LMRCL


Photo Copyright: LMRCL


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LMRCL’s O&M team – Photo Copyright: LMRCL

After a visual inspection & preliminary checks, the coaches will be moved to the depot’s stabling shed using a battery powered locomotive loaned from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. In the coming days, the train will be moved to the depot’s test track where non-regression & dynamic testing will be conducted.

The rolling stock’s final design was unveiled in May 2016 and the first train was showcased at an event earlier this month by Alstom which was attended by the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation’s management team and Uttar Pradesh’s Commercial Tax Minister. If you haven’t seen what the trains look like, then check out: Alstom Unveils & Hands Over 1st Train-Set to Lucknow Metro

Trial runs on a completed portion of the 8.48 km priority corridor between Transport Nagar and Charbagh (see map) are scheduled to start on December 1. Eventually, the train will run on the entire 22.9 km north-south line between Munshi Pulia and Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport by mid-2019.

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


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11 Responses to "Lucknow Metro’s 1st Alstom Train Arrives in Lucknow"

  1. Aishwarye says:

    Kudos LMRC!

  2. RAKESH SHARMA says:


    • TMRG says:

      Hi, trial runs are underway between Botanical Garden – Kalkaji and the line should become operational sometime between April-June 2017 – you can see images on my twitter feed. The rest of the line will open sometime in the 1st half of 2018.

      As far as tunnel works go, 881/905 rings have been built on the last tunnel between Vasant Vihar-Munirka. Expecting the TBM to arrive at Munirka in 2 weeks from now.

  3. aman says:

    Hello TMRG,
    I heard of DMRC to built pedestrian bridge at Jasola vihar -shaheen bagh station over Agra canal towards Shaheen Bagh. If it’s true when it will be built as there is no sign on ground for it.


  4. Sathishkumar says:

    we are construct the lmrc successful we are alstom family

  5. pazhani vijay says:

    good work ALSTOM family & successfull finished lmrcl first trainset

  6. Akhil says:

    Any update regarding the red line extension to new bus adda in ghaziabad?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi nothing major except that work on Rajbagh station will start this week and track-laying works will commence in December. The line is heading for a 2018 opening. No chance of it opening in 2017.

  7. Akhilesh shukla says:

    Tender between sherya to ranip opened yesterday. Which company bag that tender


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