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Pune Metro Aqua Line’s 1st Train Arrives at Vanaz Depot


Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) on Sunday received their first CRRC train for Pune Metro’s 14.665 km Aqua Line (Vanaz – Ramwadi) at Vanaz Depot.

This train-set – like the two others on the 16.589 km Purple Line (PCMC – Swargate) – have temporarily been borrowed from Nagpur Metro to facilitate the start of trial runs before the system’s dedicated Titagarh – Firema train-sets start arriving from Italy and West Bengal this summer.

Here’s a snap of the train’s driver motor car (DMC) facing the workshop shed at the unloading / receiving line. In the coming weeks, the train will be coupled for static and dynamic tests / validations within the depot.

Photo Copyright: Vinayak Anawalikar (view large)

I’ve asked MahaMetro if the Aqua Line will also temporarily have 2 CRRC train-sets and will update this section when confirmed.

3 weeks ago they uploaded this drone-view of Vanaz Depot which they’re now referring to as Hill View Park Depot:

And a month ago, they uploaded this drone-view of the 7.5 km Vanaz – Civil Court section (Reach 2) where the train will be tested on a portion of it in the coming months. Out of all stations, Garware College Station seems to be in the most advanced stage of completion.

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