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Alstom commences production of driverless trainsets for Chennai Metro Phase II

Alstom commences production of driverless trainsets for Chennai Metro Phase II

Alstom has commenced the production of its world-class Metropolis trainsets for the Chennai Metro Phase II from its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Sricity. This order aims to deliver 36 metro trainsets, each comprising of three cars, and capable of operating at a top speed of 80 kmph. These trains are designed to run on the 26 km corridor, a segment of Phase-II linking Poonamallee Bypass to Light House via 28 stations (18 elevated and 10 underground). The production was commenced at a commemorative ceremony led by leaders from Chennai Metro Rail and Alstom India.

The project is valued at 124 million euros, which also includes training of the personnel to Chennai Metro for operation and maintenance. With 25 KV power supply for optimal energy efficiency, Alstom's Metropolis metros will ensure safe and reliable passenger transport for over 11 million citizens of the city. Additionally, the overall project will significantly contribute towards the socio-economic development by connecting key zones.

M.A. Siddique, I.A.S., Managing Director, CMRL said, "Chennai Metro has established itself as a cornerstone of efficient and reliable transportation for our citizens. It not only boosts the economy by improving connectivity but also champions sustainable mobility by reducing emissions and de-congesting roads. CMRL will be introducing Driver-less trains in Phase-II. These modern trains prioritize safety and passenger comfort, further elevating the commuting experience. We are happy that out first set of driverless trains will be manufactured near Chennai by Alstom. We look forward to operating these technologically advanced trains on the Phase-II network by end of 2025, marking a significant milestone for the city's transportation infrastructure."

Commenting on the occasion, Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India said, “We have a long-standing association with Chennai Metro, for over a decade. The rolling stock order for Chennai Metro Phase-I marked the beginning of our manufacturing journey in India. As we begin production for the second phase, we are thrilled to be bringing more innovation to Chennai Metro that promises to redefine the commuting experience for the residents of Chennai.”

 




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