Sri City: Finally ALSTOM has dispatched its last train set to Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) from Sri City facility Centre. Lucknow Metro Managing Director witnessed the ceremony in a grand style in the presence of Mr. Henri Poupart Lafarge, CEO, Alstom (France) and other officials. The train is expected to reach Lucknow in next ten (10) days and will be received at the Transport Nagar Metro Depot.
With this, LMRC has ensured that all the twenty (20) Rolling Stocks required for commissioning of the 22.878 km long North-South (Phase 1A) Metro corridor is delivered within the stipulated time by the contractor. All the trains will be subjected to trial on the mainline before the inauguration of the commercial services which is expected to take place early next year (2019) as desired by the Government.
The fast delivery of the train sets was made possible only because of the close coordination; time-bound design approvals and continuous review of the project by the Lucknow Metro officials. All the four cars of the Rolling Stock (Metro train) have been despatched today by road through special trailers. The Managing Director also thanked M/s Alstom for timely manufacturing, supply, and commissioning of the Metro trains.
The state of the art trains are quite comfortable for passengers in terms of minimizing noise levels in cabins, providing wide passenger doors for entry/exits and inter-car gangways for swift passenger movement, ergonomically designed handrails & grab handles system for easy & comfortable standing, communicative Public Announcement System with all around visible Display System inside as well as on sides and in front of trains. Apart from this, there are digital information display panels, large windows, and scratchproof stainless bucket type seats for comfortable and convenient seating or passengers.
These trains have the unique feature of continuous monitoring of pantograph through a roof-mounted camera integrated to train which is CCTV implemented for the first time in the world.
The trains have been provided with the latest Communication Based Train Control Signaling system (CBTC) with Automatic Train Protection (ATP) for automatic braking to prevent and avert any kind of collision thereby giving topmost priority to passenger safety. The Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system further ensures the automatic management of train movement by continuous supervision particularly in case of abnormalities.
All necessary trials have been conducted successfully at the manufacturing plant. Only dynamic trials of the train are required to be done in the Depot upon its arrival in Lucknow.