Meerut Metro’s 1st Alstom Train Arrives at Duhai Depot

National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) on Tuesday night received their first train-set for Meerut Metro’s 23 km Line-1 (Partapur – Modipuram) which is under construction as part of the 82.5 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS project.

The 3-coach train from Alstom’s Adessia commuter family of trains was unveiled earlier this month at an event organized at Alstom’s plant in Savli, Gujarat. The aerodynamic train has a stainless steel body with a design speed of 135 kmph. It is planned to be operated at a speed of 120 kmph which will make it the fastest metro train in India.

Some snaps from Duhai Depot’s coach receiving facility shared by NCRTC:

Meerut Metro’s rolling stock, comprising of 10 trains, is being manufactured by Alstom as part of a Rs. 2577 crore contract awarded to Bombardier by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in mid-2021.

Alstom will supply NCRTC with a total of 210 standard gauge aerodynamic lightweight coaches – 180 for long distance RRTS and 30 for local Meerut Metro MRTS services. The first 6-coach RRTS train had rolled out in May 2022, and last heard NCRTC had received 16 train-sets out of 30.

Meerut Metro with 13 station’s primary goal is to act as a feeder to the Delhi – Meerut RRTS line via 3 stations located at Shatabdi Nagar, Begumpul, Modipuram.

Some snaps shot on the 28th morning shared by NCRTC after assembling the coaches:

NCRTC will now conduct static tests, and then dynamic tests at the depot’s test track. More images of the train shot earlier this month and a list of features can be viewed here.

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5 Responses to "Meerut Metro’s 1st Alstom Train Arrives at Duhai Depot"

  1. Ujjawal says:

    Airport express metro in delhi also has speed of 120 kmph so it will be similar to that only and not the fastest metro.

    • TMRG says:

      Airport Express line has a metro tag but isn’t configured like a traditional metro line. Has more spaced out stations every 3-5 kms as you likely know 🙂 I’d say it’s closer to RRTS than MRTS.

      • Abhishek says:

        But then will meerut metro be able to achieve 120 kmph speed considering stations are closer to each other as compared to airport express line metro.
        I travelled in airport metro once and checked the speed on the app. The metro took around 45-50 seconds for it to reach the 120 mark.

  2. Shubham Mishra says:

    Why we are still importing? When we can build here in india ?


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