Alstom Transport last month started signaling trial runs on a 700m test-track within PAC Depot of the 29.40 km Agra Metro Phase 1 project.
This significant milestone will allow Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) to start trial runs on the 14.15 km Line-1 (Sikandra – Taj East Gate)’s Priority Section in the coming months.
Alstom has so far delivered at least 3 MOVIA train-sets to Agra Metro out of 28. The team used the very first train (TS-14) that had arrived in March 2023 from Savli in Gujarat, to start testing its signaling system which is based on communications-based train control (CBTC).
This train-set is part of a larger 201 coach rolling stock and signaling contract, combined with Kanpur Metro, awarded to Bombardier Transportation in June 2020 with a value at approximately INR 2051 crore.
A total of 84 coaches (28 trains with 3 cars each) will be housed at Line-1’s under construction PAC Depot and at Line-2’s Kalindi Kunj Depot in the future. Each 3 coach train will be able to accommodate approximately 960 passengers.
Back in March, Sam India Builtwell launched the final of 196 U-girders for Agra’s 6 km Priority Corridor connecting Jama Masjid Station – Taj East Gate Station. It’s only a matter of time before the train heads out of the depot and onto the main-line for a manual run.
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