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Meerut Metro’s First Alstom Train Rolls Out in Gujarat

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Alstom Transport on Friday rolled out their first 3-coach train-set for Meerut Metro‘s 25 km Line-1 (Partapur – Modipuram) which is under construction as part of the 82.5 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS project.

The train from Alstom’s Adessia commuter family of trains was designed at Alstom’s Hyderabad Engineering Centre, and manufactured in Maneja, Gujarat (systems & electrical) and in Savli, Gujarat – the location of the event.

The aerodynamic train has a stainless steel body with a design speed of 135 kmph. It is planned to be operated at a speed of 120 kmph which will make it the fastest metro train in India.

Photo by Alstom Transport

Meerut Metro’s rolling stock, comprising of 10 trains, is being manufactured by Alstom as part of a Rs. 2577 crore contract awarded to Bombardier by National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in mid-2021.

Alstom will supply NCRTC with a total of 210 standard gauge aerodynamic lightweight coaches – 180 for long distance RRTS and 30 for local Meerut Metro MRTS services. The first 6-coach RRTS train had rolled out in May 2022, and last heard NCRTC had received 16 train-sets out of 30.

Meerut Metro’s primary goal is to act as a feeder to the Delhi – Meerut RRTS line via three stations at Shatabdi Nagar, Begumpul, Modipuram.

Meerut Metro’s render – shared by Alstom Transport
Meerut Metro’s First Alstom Train Rolls Out in Gujarat
Photo by Alstom Transport

Per Alstom’s press release, the MRTS trains:

  • Resemble the appearance of conformist metro trains
  • Present a mix of longitudinal and lateral cushioned seating
  • Offer a range of passenger-centric amenities, including overhead luggage racks, miniature screens within the coaches, wi-fi connectivity, and multiple USB sockets near the seats
  • Feature designated wheelchair spaces for individuals with disabilities and stretcher space for emergency medical transfers. Emergency communication capabilities are also integrated into the coaches, designed, and manufactured in alignment with International Safety Standards
Photo by Alstom Transport
Screenshot from livestream event

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The sleek train design is nice, but this is easily the ugliest color scheme I’ve seen on any train-set. The blue and orange come from NCRTC’s logo and should have been enough, but that garish yellow on the front and doors looks atrocious. Delhi Metro’s RS1 coaches by Mitsubishi – MELCO – BEML JV went from blue to black, and I hope a correction happens here too.

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– TMRG





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