India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has taken delivery of its 800th MOVIA metro car from Bombardier Transportation.
Prior to starting passenger service, the BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro car, which left the company’s railway vehicle manufacturing site at Savli near Vadodara, will now undergo testing and commissioning processes.
Delhi Metro and Bombardier have been jointly supporting Delhi’s National Capital Region’s expansion plans since 2007.
DMRC rolling stock and signalling director Joshi said: “Delhi Metro is pleased to have received the 800th indigenously manufactured metro car from Bombardier for its network.
“Bombardier’s metro cars, operating across Line 2, 3 and 4, add to DMRC’s extensive metro network that has benefited passengers and society in terms of comfort and environmental sustainability.
“Delhi Metro’s vast network is a classic example of self-reliant India with significantly high local content and manufacturing, delivering Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Make in India programme.”
The new MOVIA metro vehicles integrate advanced mobility technologies such as the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system, as well as the BOMBARDIER FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies.
The vehicles are capable of accommodating up to 740 more passengers. Upon configuration into eight-car trainsets, they can carry as many as 2,960 passengers a train on three of Delhi’s busiest metro lines.
Bombardier supplies rolling stock to Delhi Metro. More than 140km of lines are currently operating with the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO mass transit signalling solution on Delhi Metro’s lines 5, 6, 7 and 9.
Bombardier Transportation India managing director Rajeev Joisar said: “These 100% locally manufactured energy-efficient trains have been moving 1.5 million people in Delhi safely every day and the remaining 16 metro cars from the latest order (RS16) will be delivered to Delhi Metro by the end of this year.”