Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Alstom two contracts worth over €65 million to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for the new Kochi metro line. The projects will be implemented in early 2016 and commercial service is scheduled to begin in March 2016.
25 Alstom Metropolis trains will circulate on the new Kochi metro line which is 25 km long and includes 22 stations. These trains will carry up to 15,000 passengers per hour and direction.
Alstom is in charge of the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Urbalis 400, its Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) solution. It controls the movement of trains, allowing them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety. Alstom’s Urbalis has been in service for 12 years on more than 40 metro lines worldwide.
In addition, Alstom will provide an integrated telecom solution comprising of radio, CCTV, Passenger Information Display System, Passenger Announcement System and Giga bit network to guarantee comfort and security to passengers. Alstom will be also in charge of the manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 750V third rail traction electrification and auxiliary substations (ASS) and associated SCADA systems.