Bombardier wins order to supply 40 MOVIA metro cars to DMRC

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Bombardier Transportation has won a new contract to supply an additional 40 BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The new cars will increase DMRC’s existing fleet of MOVIA metro cars from 776 to 816 to make it one of Bombardier’s largest metro fleets in the world.

About New Metro Cars-

  • The new modern, high-capacity MOVIA metro vehicles for Delhi Metro integrate some of the world’s most advanced mobility technologies such as the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system and the BOMBARDIER FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies, an extremely robust and reliable design specifically adapted to suit Delhi’s infrastructure.

Bombardier Movia Car

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  • These new vehicles will accommodate up to 740 more passengers and once configured into 8-car trainsets.
  • It will carry as many as 2,960 passengers providing much-needed capacity increases on 3 of Delhi’s main metro lines.
  • “These additional trains will bring additional capacity to Delhi Metro’s rail network and they will be delivered from our state-of-the-art manufacturing sites in Vadodara,” Sudhir Rao, Managing Director, India, Bombardier Transportation said.

Bombardier in India-

Bombardier Site, Savli

Image Credit : Bombardier

  • Recently, Bombardier commissioned the last major section on Delhi’s first fully automated metro Line 7 with its advanced BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control solution to support safe and reliable automatic train operations.
  • After more than five decades of investment in India, Bombardier Transportation employs around 2,200 people at its sites in India.
  • This includes the railway vehicle manufacturing site and bogie assembly hall at Savli near Vadodara, Gujarat and a propulsion system manufacturing facility at Maneja, near Vadodara, Gujarat.

About Delhi Metro-

  • Presently, the Delhi Metro network consists of about 373 Km with 271 stations.

  • The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach NOIDA and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh in Haryana.
  • The DMRC today has over 300 train sets of four, six and eight coaches.

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