Testing Begins on Mumbai Metro Line-2A’s Train at Charkop Depot

BEML on Wednesday started dynamic testing on the first prototype train-set for Mumbai Metro’s 18.6 Line-2A (Yellow Line) within Charkop Depot. The start of testing was formally flagged off today by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)’s Commissioner.

This prototype train had arrived at the depot exactly a month ago without being tested as critical propulsion parts from Hitachi had not been installed prior to getting dispatched from Bengaluru.

During the tests, the train was operated manually at a speed of 5 kmph on the 830m long depot-line and stopped just short of the main-line on Link Road where civil construction work is still underway.

Location of Charkop Depot and route of Line-2A’s northern section: Dahanukarwadi to Dahisar East – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line Info & Route Map
Photo Copyright: MMRDA
Photo Copyright: MLV Rupak

Video of the train climbing up the depot-line:

As shared earlier – MMRDA is publicly chasing a May 2021 deadline, but internally likely has a different target date later in the year. The start of actual trial runs with all systems (signaling, OHE etc.) live is weeks, if not months away as the train can’t exit the depot-line. There’s just far too much civil (especially at Dahanukarwadi next to the depot), system and finishing works pending throughout. More on that here.

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10 Responses to "Testing Begins on Mumbai Metro Line-2A’s Train at Charkop Depot"

  1. Kailash says:


  2. Dd says:

    Train Reach on viaduct with ramp under-construction. Wah wah

  3. Pratham says:

    When will Bengaluru’s Western Extension start testing ?

  4. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    The BEML trainset looks amazing! It’s such a shame that Bengaluru metro’s opting for CRRC trainsets when we have such advanced manufacturers in our own city!

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      I know, but they won Fairly in Bidding process. So, the govt. Can’t do anything.

      • The Indian Railway Guy says:

        True. Unfortunately we’re also a member of the WTO so we need to give fair business opportunities to everyone and not only favour local vendors. But still if some jugaad can be done to reinstate BEML I will be extremely happy. Not to mention that BEMLs plant is like 2 mins away from BYPL metro station. It’s ideal.

  5. Hari Puttar says:

    the trainsets look amazing

  6. Prem tiwari says:

    Iam Very excited to ride . Even every Mumbaikar also waiting for it
    as per deadlinee it is not possible to start .lots of work of DN Nagar station not startet yet. But I am waiting for i

  7. M Shridhar says:

    Congratulations. We are keen riding the new metro when the work will complete fast.

  8. Rajan iyer says:

    Eagerly awaiting for the metro ride. We all pray that it should definitely commence from Msy 21. Becoz i am fed up with traffic hassles on w e highway. Fervently praying for no covid disruptions.


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