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Driverless trains for Chennai Metro Phase II

Driverless trains for Chennai Metro Phase II

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility todaycommenced the production of its world-class Metropolis trainsets for the Chennai Metro Phase II from its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Sricity. This order aims to deliver 36 metro train sets, each comprising of threecars, and capable of operating at a top speed of 80 kmph.These trains are designed to run on the 26 km corridor, a segment of Phase-II linking Poonamallee Bypass to Light House via 28 stations (18 elevated and 10 underground). The production was commenced at a commemorative ceremony led by leaders from Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. 

Mr. M.A. Siddique, I.A.S., Managing Director of CMRL said" CMRL will be introducing Driver-less trains in Phase-II. These modern trains prioritize safety and passenger comfort, further elevating the commuting experience. We look forward to operating these technologically advanced trains on the Phase-II network by end of 2025, marking a significant milestone for the city's transportation infrastructure."

Commenting on the occasion, Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India said, “Wehave a long-standing association with Chennai Metro, for over a decade. The rolling stock order for Chennai Metro Phase-I marked the beginning of our manufacturing journey in India.As we begin production for the second phase, we are thrilled to be bringing more innovation to Chennai Metro that promises to redefine the commuting experience for the residents of Chennai.”

Alstom had also manufactured and delivered 208 metro cars for the 54km of first phase and Extension of Corridor-I from Airport to Wimco Nagar and Corridor-II from Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount. In addition to this, the company has also successfully designed, tested, and commissioned the track-works covering 45 kms of corridors I & II for the Chennai Metro.