October 11, 2016

Bangalore to lengthen metro trains

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BANGALORE Metro Rail Corporation has issued an invitation to tender for a contract to lengthen its fleet of 50 three-car trains, which were supplied by a consortium of BEML, Mitsubishi and Hyundai Rotem for the initial phase of the network.

The order will comprise 63 vehicles for the Purple Line and 87 cars for the Green Line.

Currently each three-car train is formed of two motorised driving cars and an intermediate trailer. In future each six-car train will be formed of two motorised driving cars, two motorised intermediate cars, and two unpowered intermediate cars.

The order is being funded through a loan from the French Development Agency (AFD).

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