Lucknow Metro | LMRC to fix 2 minutes travel time between two stations

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Lucknow: Covering a distance of one km would barely take two minutes once the Metro starts whizzing in the city.

To be launched in March, the Metro service will mean one will not have to drive in busy arteries for 15-20 minutes to cover a small distance. Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has said the average travel time between two Metro stations in the North-South corridor will be around two minutes. This includes stoppage time too. The distance between two stations is 1km-1.5km.

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LMRC MD Kumar Keshav said, “A train will stop at each station for 20 seconds. Normally, Metro requires just one minute and 15 seconds to cross a 1km stretch. If we include the time at the station, it comes to around two minutes.”

 While the maximum speed of a train is designed to be 80kmph, it achieves maximum 70-75kmph in real time. The average speed here is estimated to be 35kmph.
LMRC said the shell of the first Metro coach (comprising walls, roof and floor) is ready at Alstom’s factory in Sri City, near Chennai.

“Now the fitment work, water tightness testing and interior furnishing has to be done. The first set of four coaches to be run on priority section is expected to arrive by November end, so that we can put them on trial run on test tracks of Transportnagar depot from December 1,” Keshav added. The priority section is about 8.5km long from Transportnagar to Charbagh, which is part of the 23km long North-South corridor proposed from Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport to Munshipulia.

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