September 12, 2014

Navi Mumbai orders CSR metro trains

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CSR Zhuzhou, China, announced on September 10 that it has signed a $US 49m contract with Navi Mumbai City and Industrial Development Corporation to supply a fleet of three-car trains for the initial phase of the Indian city's first metro line.

The 25kV 50Hz sets will accommodate up to 1128 passengers, 150 of them seated, and will have a maximum speed of 80km/h.

The 23.4km 20-station Line 1 will link Belapur to Khandeshwar and is due to be completed in 2016. Additional vehicles will be ordered to lengthen the trains as subsequent phases of the line are commissioned.

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