Linxon Begins Third Rail Installation for Kolkata Metro’s Line-3

Linxon India in mid-May began installing the 750 V Third Rail electrification system for Kolkata Metro’s 15.215 km Line-3 which will connect Joka and Esplanade via 12 stations.

Linxon was awarded Line-3’s traction and electrification contract in 2019 by Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) for its 7 km elevated Phase 1 between Joka and Taratala. The scope of that contract (Package 1) also included the power supply for Line-3’s under construction Joka Depot and the 5.4 km New Garia (Kavi Subhash) – Hemanta Mukherjee section of Line-6 (Airport – New Garia).

Elevated portion of Kolkata Metro’s Line-3 – view Kolkata Metro info & route map

The Third Rail being installed is made of steel-aluminum composite to extend its longevity and reduce maintenance. The team plans to complete installation work in Q4 this year.

Back in April, KEC – Siemens JV beat Larsen & Toubro to win the 750 V DC third rail traction system’s Package 3 and 4 of Line-3 (Taratala-Mominpur section) and Line-6 (Hemendra Mukherjee – Airport section).

Track installation works by Rahee Infratech are well underway on Line-3’s elevated section and nearing completion. I’m trying to source some images for a post on that right now.

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12 Responses to "Linxon Begins Third Rail Installation for Kolkata Metro’s Line-3"

  1. Fd says:

    I think till behala bazar Or taratala line will be opened next year

    • Metrofan says:

      Its not possible because the depot is still under construction. Maybe till 2024 or even later than that.

  2. Anonymous says:


    Though as you have stated many times before that getting reliable info on Kolkata is difficult, still when do you expect Joka to Taratala section to open, given that civil construction is mostly done but depot construction is remaining?

  3. Avilash Chowdhury says:

    What about Line 4….labh hoga woh….

  4. Avilash Chowdhury says:

    What about Line 4….Kabh hoga woh….

  5. Prasenjit says:

    Why you are so struggling after all so ICF rakes are installed in these line. Other city like nagpur import train from other or they use train from company like bombardier or BEML . And we are having rakes from ICF those who are specialists in making goodstrain or emu or memo train or passenger train .

  6. Prasenjit says:

    Say no to ICF . We want Alstrom we want bombardier we want BEML . Nagpur kanpur patna having these rake why not Kolkata. Please for godsake we want new rakes from these brands for new roots. Don’t neglect us .

  7. Jayanta Sircar says:

    Nagpur, Kanpur and Patna are BJP or Saffron, so foreign brands and makes of takes. Picture very evident why Kolkata has to make do with ICF.


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