Alstom’s SriCity factory in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has reached the milestone of having manufactured 500 metro cars, equalling a total of 112 metro trainsets.
The SriCity factory is Alstom’s largest metro manufacturing site in the Asia-Pacific region and is delivering metros to cities in India, such as Chennai, Kochi, Lucknow and Mumbai, as well as cities further afield such as Sydney and Montreal.
The SriCity factory began operations in September 2012 and its first contract was to manufacture metro cars for the Chennai Metro. Since then, employees at the site have put in more than two million manufacturing and testing hours. The site now has the capacity to build 480 cars per year.
When India put in place Unlock 1.0 – a first opening up following the coronavirus crisis – the SriCity factory was able to dispatch the first two trainsets for Montreal, Canada (Réseau Express Métropolitain).
The SciCity factory is currently manufacturing metro cars for the Aqua Line of the Mumbai Metro as well as further metro cars for Montreal and for the City and Southwest extension of the Sydney Metro.
“Despite the global pandemic that has disrupted business across industries, our teams continue to work tirelessly, to ensure on-time deliveries to Metro Corporations who are working on upgrading urban mobility in various cities. We are manufacturing trainsets that incorporate the highest safety features along with enhanced passenger experience. Our commitment continues towards Make-in-India, and localization is over 75% for all domestic projects.”
Alstom has other facilities in India: an Innovation Centre in Bangalore, an electric locomotives facility in Madhepura, a rail components factory in Coimbatore and an electric locomotives car body shell manufacturing plant in Kolkata.
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