CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The metro trains in Chennai will soon have new route maps to direct passengers with the addition of nine new stations on the upcoming north line from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar.
The 9km north Chennai line is likely to be opened for service by January 2021. Currently, the Chennai metro has 42 metro trains have only route maps to direct passengers across the 32 stations in the 45km phase-1.
According to few media reports, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) recently floated tenders to procure static route maps, which will have both existing and the upcoming stations, that could be pasted in the interior of its fleet of 52 trains including 10 new trains.
The CMRL is also planning to install dynamic route maps which will have the new lines included, where lights will flicker next to each station the train stops. In addition to that, the automatic announcements inside trains will also be updated with the new route.“We have floated a tender for the design, supply and pasting of procurement static route maps board stickers. The plan is to get these stickers installed before opening the phase-1 extension line,” a CMRL official said.
“We will put out another tender to procure the dynamic route maps for the trains. We will also update the automatic announcements made in the trains to include the new stations,” said a CMRL official.