Pune Metro Line-3’s 1st Alstom Train Arrives at Hinjawadi’s Maan Depot

Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd (PITCMRL) on Saturday received their first Alstom Metropolis train-set for Pune Metro’s Line-3 which will connect Megapolis (Hinjawadi) with Civil Court (Shivajinagar).

The 3-coach train for ‘Puneri Metro’ was designed at Alstom’s engineering centre in Hyderabad and manufactured at Alstom’s rolling stock facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh located north of Chennai.

This train-set received at Maan Depot is part of a larger 66 coach rolling stock, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling and electrical & mechanical (E&M) contract awarded to Alstom Transport in Q4 2022.

Shot en route – photo by PITCMRL

Pune Metro’s new 23.3 km long Line-3 with 23 elevated stations is being developed by PMRDA on PPP mode through a 35 year concession agreement signed with Pune IT City Metro Rail Ltd. (PITCMRL) or Puneri Metro, a special purpose venture of Tata’s TRIL Urban Transport Private Limited and Siemens Project Ventures GmbH.

Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL) is responsible for the line’s civil construction work and had started launching precast segments for its viaduct in July 2022.

Route of Pune Metro’s Line-3 (Red) – view Line-3 info and route map with the indicative location of stations

Alstom had formally started train production and manufacturing activities in March 2023. Puneri Metro will operate their train-sets in a configuration of DMC + TC + DMC where DMC = Driving Motor Car and TC = Trailer Car. 

CGI rendering supplied by PITCMRL

These ultramodern, light-weight trains have a top speed of 85 km/hour and capable to carrying 1000 passengers in a 3-coach configuration. Unlike Phase 1’s lines which have a 25 kV overhead electrification (OHE) system, Line-3 will be equipped with a 750V Third Rail electrification system.

PITCMRL hasn’t yet officially unveiled the train’s design, but has shared the following rendering on its website which is essentially similar to Lucknow Metro’s Metropolis trains with modifications to the color-scheme. Whether its the actual design or a generic rendering, we shall soon find out.

In the coming days, PITCMRL and Alstom’s teams will assemble all 3 coaches, conduct static tests, and then dynamic tests on the test track with an aim to launch trial runs on the main-line, which I reckon should happen by year-end.

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4 Responses to "Pune Metro Line-3’s 1st Alstom Train Arrives at Hinjawadi’s Maan Depot"

  1. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Bro, Any update on Pink/Blue Line Rolling stock of Bengaluru Metro. Do you have any render or design by BEML for these lines ?.

  2. Rishav says:

    Are these capable of unattended driverless operations?

  3. Gobar says:

    Wow babe, 😘. Look at the windows of the door they are too long from up to down. First time I have seen this it’s looking so sexy. This type of metro should also come to Delhi for magenta line extension and other lines like golden line. Moreover Bhubaneswar metro should also get this in future


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