Alstom India to double capacity from 240 to 480 cars at Sri City factory : Alain Spohr
December 12, 2019: India & South Asia managing director of French train maker Alstom, Alain Spohr announced that the company will be doubling the capacity of its manufacturing units in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh from 240 to 480 cars per year.
December 12, 2019: India & South Asia managing director of French train maker Alstom, Alain Spohr announced that the company will be doubling the capacity of its manufacturing units in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh from 240 to 480 cars per year. He was talking at an event marking the commencement of the production of metro train sets for Mumbai Metro-3 which is expected to be delivered by November 2020.
Alstom’s contract with Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) for Line 3 is worth €452 million. The order includes manufacturing of 31 lightweight, fully-furnished modern metro trains of 8 cars each. Along with rolling stock, Alstom will also execute the power supply contract and equip Line 3 with Urbalis 400, its latest generation of CBTC signalling technology. The scope of the signalling contract includes unattended train operation (UTO), computer-based interlocking and centralised train supervision; an integrated telecom solution comprising of CCTV, passenger information, passenger announcement and Gigabit network; platform screen doors, as well as the electrical and mechanical supervisory control and data acquisition system (E&M SCADA).
As @MumbaiMetro3 goes to production at Sri City, Alain Spohr, MD-India & South Asia says, "Alstom India has achieved 75-80% localisation at its manufacturing units in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh & plans to double capacity from 240 to 480 cars/year"@makeinindia pic.twitter.com/ZHaXLUi1Ta— Alstom India (@AlstomIndia) December 12, 2019
Alain Spohr said, “This will be the new face of transportation for the commercial capital of India. Mumbai is a global city and it is set to get a world-class metro experience. The trainsets are custom-designed for Mumbai. Themed on dynamic fluidism that takes inspiration from the city, the train prioritises high interior density layout to maximise space efficiency. The trainsets will be able to accommodate at least 3000 people on a single trip, easing the daily commute for Mumbaikars.”
He further added, “As announced earlier, we are on track to double our manufacturing capacity at SriCity – from 240 to 480 trainsets per annum. The factory is currently executing orders for Chennai Metro, Montreal Metro (Réseau Express Métropolitain) and Mumbai Metro Line 3. Alstom recently won a contract with Sydney’s NRT to supply the rolling stock and signalling system for the next stage of Sydney Metro. 23 six-car fully-automated Metropolis trains for the project will be manufactured at our Sri City facility.”
Alstom will also train maintenance and operations staff for the project. It is also the first time that any metro train in India will have 75% motorization, enabling quick acceleration and deceleration thereby bringing about greater efficiency in operations. The trains will also be equipped with a regenerative braking system aiding reduction in carbon emissions. In addition to the above features, it is the first UTO (Unattended Train Operation) project in Mumbai.