Alstom Unveil Kochi Metropolis Trainset Design
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Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) have unveiled the design for the new Kochi Metropolis train set. The new metro will run on the new fully elevated metro rail network in Kochi. Alstom will supply 27 Metropolis train sets to the line and will be the main supplier of the city’s new metro network.
The design of the train set was designed by Alstom’s Design&Styling department in Saint-Ouen in collaboration with the operator KMRL and TATA Elxsi. The design will enhance the passenger experience along the Kochi metro line.
Alstom Kochi Trainset Design
The train set is made up of 3 cars. Alstom have designed the train to have open gangways, and enforce the feeling of serenity and security through sections marked in two bright, harmonious colours: green turquoise and lemon. The metro train has a seated capacity of 136 per car but with a capacity of 975 passengers per car.
Xavier Allard, Director Design & Styling, Alstom Transport said, The design of the Kochi metro has set a new benchmark in urban mobility in India with its aesthetically-pleasing and stylish designs and technological innovations promoting greener urban transportation in thecountry. The metro for Kochi supports KMRLs efforts to provide a comfortable, attractive and reliable service to Kochi residents and illustrates one of Alstoms key strategies to enhance passenger experience.