India: Alstom Delivers First Trainset for Meerut Metro Project

Alstom has delivered the first trainset to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for the Meerut Metro project in India.

This delivery is part of a 2020 contract for the supply of 210 cars for Meerut’s Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) and urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS).

The first trainset was flagged off at a ceremony held at Alstom’s manufacturing facility at Savli in Gujarat
The first trainset was flagged off at a ceremony held at Alstom’s manufacturing facility at Savli in Gujarat

Alstom is manufacturing the new vehicles at its factory in Savli. 30 of the new coaches, forming 10 trainsets, will be used on a 25-kilometre line connecting Partapur to Modipuram via 11 stations. This line will also act as a connector to the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) between Delhi and Meerut.

The trains are designed to travel at speeds of up to 135 kilometres per hour, with an operational speed of 120 kilometres per hour. This makes the model one of the fastest metro trains available, as well as the first in India with an aerodynamic front.

The rolling stock is based on Alstom’s Adessia commuter train family. The first trainset will now undergo testing and validation at the depot in Meerut.

Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India said:

“The Meerut Metro project is a step forward in the country’s ambition to modernise intra and intercity rail travel and we are delighted to be delivering our next generation products towards realising this vision. With its connectivity to the Namo Bharat line, the combined service will drive a long-term positive impact for business and leisure travel in the northern belt.”

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