Bombardier Begins Delivering 40 New Coaches to Delhi Metro

Bombardier Transportation on Friday began dispatching new MOVIA metro coaches to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) from its local plant in Savli, Gujarat as part of a 40 coach order for contract RS16 that it won in May 2019.

DMRC had invited bids in October 2018 for the supply of 40 new broad gauge coaches compatible with its existing RS2, RS5, RS7 and RS11 type train-sets supplied by Bombardier in the past, and Bombardier was naturally the only bidder for this contract.

  • DMRC’s Estimate: 462 crore
  • Final Negotiated Contract Value: 31,28,911,546 Indian Rupees + 9,118,959 Euros + 12,083,116 Swedish Kroner (Approx. Rs. 430 crore)
Photo Copyright: Gaurav Jain / Bombardier
Photo Copyright: Gaurav Jain / Bombardier
Photo Copyright: Gaurav Jain / Bombardier

These coaches’ final destination, whether the 49.31 km Yellow Line’s Khyber Pass Depot in North Delhi or Sultanpur Depot in South Delhi, is unknown.

Bombardier has 100 weeks to supply all 40 coaches since the Letter of Acceptance was issued on May 16 2019:

Here’s a look at the Delhi Metro’s rolling stock fleet – best viewed on a desktop device. As of March 2019, DMRC operated a total of 2214 coaches (1352 broad gauge and 862 standard gauge).

Delhi Metro Rolling Stock Fleet

RS1240+40Mitsubishi – MELCO – BEML
RS2340+84Bombardier Transportation
RS3156+40Hyundai Rotem
RS574+40Bombardier Transportation
RS776Bombardier Transportation
RS9162BEML – Hyundai Rotem
RS10486+18Hyundai Rotem – BEML
RS11162Bombardier Transportation
RS1424Cancelled (Airport Exp Line)
RS1640Bombardier Transportation

DMRC has so far received 776 Bombardier coaches, making them one of the largest MOVIA coach operators in the world. After this order is fulfilled, Delhi Metro will operate a total of 816 MOVIA coaches.

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


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5 Responses to "Bombardier Begins Delivering 40 New Coaches to Delhi Metro"

  1. Ashish Khanna says:

    Comprehensive data . Well done

  2. Aishwarye says:

    And there are chances that Bombardier may win the Phase 4 Rolling Stock Contract too.

  3. Mayank says:

    Can you reply regarding the homogenisation drive by DMRC regarding these bomardier and rotem coaches? I mean whats the current status? Red line is purely beml/rotem. And whats the current status of yellow and blue line?

    • TMRG says:

      I’ve been trying to gather that data from DMRC or rolling stock contacts, but haven’t heard back.

      As of July, there’s at least one BEML train at the Yellow Line’s Khyber Pass Depot. Shared this image on Twitter:

      It’s kind of hidden, 6th from the left

      • Mayank Singh says:

        So we can safely assume that red line is pure rotem and yellow line pure bombardier(with one exception) and also blue line being a mixed line with both. I hope when they extend the red line in phase 4 they transfer the leftover rotem coaches from blue line too. At least blue and yellow with heavy traffic will have these bombardier ones.


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