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August 7, 2013

Siemens secures Gurgaon metro line extension contract in India

Siemens has secured a €70m order from IL&FS Rail (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services) to build a 7km extension to the metro line in the Gurgaon Cyber City business district in India's National Capital Region.

By Ranjith Dharma

Rail

Siemens has secured a €70m order from IL&FS Rail (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services) to build a 7km extension to the metro line in the Gurgaon Cyber City business district in India’s National Capital Region.

The company has already built the metro line in Gurgaon, which connects to the Delhi Metro, and the new extension will be built to the south.

Siemens will be responsible for the delivery of rolling stock, electrification and installing the signalling system, as well as complete the system integration.

Siemens will deliver seven aluminium-bodied metro trains for the new section of the Gurgaon line, which will run on standard-gauge track at a speed of 80kmph.

Installation of the signalling and train control system is intended to ensure the required service interval of 120 seconds during rush-hour traffic, with short headways allowing metro trains to transport 30,000 passengers per hour.

"Siemens will be responsible for the delivery of rolling stock, electrification and installing the signalling system, as well as complete the system integration. "

The company will use the Sicas ECC type electronic interlocking, LZB 700 M automatic train control system with ATP (automatic train protection), and ATO (automatic train operations) on the extension line to help ensure safe and reliable operation.

Siemens will install a 750 V DC traction power supply to fully electrify the new line extension, along with a third-rail system.

The 66 kV grid will supply power to the existing line, while the medium-voltage ring will supply four substations, six metro stations and the depot with 11 kV AC.

Twelve automatic Siemens trains will be operated on the extended 13km, 12-station line by the end of 2015, according to Siemens.


Image: Siemens will deliver seven aluminium-bodied metro trains for the new section of the Gurgaon line. Photo: Courtesy of Siemens.

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