Delhi Metro| Faiveley to provide train systems for Delhi Metro’s Movia cars

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New Delhi: Faiveley Transport has secured a €20m contract from Bombardier Transportation to supply a complete range of railway systems for 162 new Movia cars for the New Delhi metro in India.

The contracts are part of rail operator Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) fleet extension programme.

As part of the deal, Faiveley will deliver a wide range of railway systems, including braking systems, compact saloon heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, pantographs, and access and cabin door systems for the new Movia metro train sets.

The braking systems include brake control devices, air generation and treatment units, brake disc units and other auxiliary equipment.

Faiveley will be responsible for the design, manufacture, and supply of the equipment and the delivery is expected to begin later this year.

Bombardier was awarded the contract last summer, taking the total number of Movia trains ordered by DMRC from 614 to 776 vehicles.

Faiveley’s Indian facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, will develop the braking systems, HVAC and pantographs, while the door systems will be manufactured in Shanghai, China.

Faiveley transport sales and marketing vice-president Simon Charlesworth said: “Faiveley Transport is a key player in the promising railway industry in India, one of the key strategic markets for our group.

“In that sense, and as part of its Creating Value 2018 Strategic Plan, Faiveley Transport plans to develop its industrial presence in India, with the dual objective of supporting the growth of the local market and supporting our major car builder customers in their Indian export hubs.”

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