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Alstom to provide metro trainsets and a signalling solution for Lucknow’s first metro line

Thomas ILHE - 19-oct.-2015 12:37:26
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over €150 million by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to provide metro trainsets and a signalling solution for the new metro network of the city of Lucknow.  Alstom will supply 20 Metropolis trainsets, each composed of four metro cars. Each car will be fitted with air conditioning and a passenger information system for a high level of passenger comfort. Alstom will also provide Urbalis, its Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) solution which controls the movement of the trains, enabling them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety. The headway of the Lucknow metro will be 100 seconds.    "We are delighted that LMRC has entrusted Alstom with the supply of its first metro. This is an important project for Lucknow’s inhabitants and its visitors as they will soon be able to commute from the north to the south of the city onboard a metro that is safe, fast, reliable and environmentally friendly," said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice-President Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific.   Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The new metro line will be around 23 km long and include 22 stations of which 19 elevated and 3 underground. The project shall be carried out in two phases, starting with a first corridor of 8.4 km-long. The line is expected to carry about 430,000 passengers per day in the first year, increasing to over 1 million by 2030.   The metro cars will be produced in Alstom’s Sri City train manufacturing facility in India. The signalling system will be jointly supplied by Alstom’s sites in Bangalore, India and Saint-Ouen, France.   Alstom has strong presence in India where the company has been awarded important metro projects for cities including Chennai, Delhi and Kochi.  Alstom’s Metropolis is a world leading, proven, safe and reliable train that has been sold in over 20 cities around the world, including Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Paris. More than 4,500 Metropolis cars have been sold worldwide since 1998.    About Alstom Transport A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport had sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the fiscal year 2014/15. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,000 people. Source: http://www.alstom.com/press-centre/2015/10/alstom-to-provide-metro-trainsets-and-a-signalling-solution-for-lucknows-first-metro-line-/

Venkaiah Naidu unveils first ‘Made in India’ car-body shell for Kochi Metro

Ridhima Verma - 23-mars-2015 07:10:02
  Kochi, 21st March, 2015: The manufacture of Kochi metro coaches has officially commenced at Sri City manufacturing unit of Alstom Transport India Limited[1]. Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, Honourable Union Minister for Urban Development, Parliamentary Affairs, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, unveiled the first ‘Made in India’ car-body shell for Kochi Metro. Shri. Aryadan Muhammed, the honourable Minister of Kerala for Power and Metro, Shri. Varaprasad Rao Velagapalli, MP of Tirupati, Shri. K.V. Thomas, MP of Kochi, H.E. François Richier, Ambassador of France in India, Ms. Aude Flogny, Regional Director, South Asia, AFD, Mr. Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice President, Alstom Transport and many other official dignitaries from Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) graced the occasion.   The Hon’ble Ministers from Andhra Pradesh, Dr. P. Narayana, Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Urban Water Supply and Urban Planning and Mr. B. Gopala Krishna Reddy, Environment & Forests, Science & Technology, Cooperation also attended the function. Shri. Oommen Chandy, honourable Chief Minister of Kerala joined this auspicious function through teleconferencing.   Alstom was awarded a contract to supply 25 state-of-the-art Metropolis train sets to Kochi Metro. The first train sets are expected to be delivered in early 2016.     Alstom is in charge of the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 25 standard track gauge trains with an option to supply 25 additional metro sets. Each train will be composed of 3 cars, about 65 m long and with a capacity to carry up to 975 passengers. Recently, Alstom was awarded two more contracts for Kochi Metro Project to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions.   Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Elias George, MD, KMRL, said, “KMRL expects that our rolling stock will be one of the fastest delivered coaches for any metro project in this country with the most modern design and advanced technology while also being cost effective. Efforts have been taken to enhance the customer experience to all possible aspects in the train”.   Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bharat Salhotra, Managing Director, Alstom Transport India, said, “With the commencement of production at Sricity for Kochi metro, Alstom Transport in India has added yet another feather in its cap. These trains will be manufactured end-to-end at our world class manufacturing facility at Sricity, which is a manifestation of the governments ‘Make in India’ vision. The order from Kochi is our second metro contract in the country after Chennai and reaffirms our commitment to provide 100% localised, competitive, innovative and high value products for our customers to serve the ever growing urban and mainline transportation market in India".   Kochi Metro Rail Limited   Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), which was constituted to handle Kochi Metro Project– a joint venture of Government of India & Government of Kerala. Kochi Metro was designed not just to solve the current traffic troubles in the city, but to stand as a symbol of development and progress, providing the coming generations with a cleaner, pollution free, modern Kochi. The project has a grander vision for the city of Kochi than just the metro service. Kochi Metro Rail Limited envisages for enhancing the life of Kochi’s residents with a better, safer and cleaner urban transport network; one that is integrated and sustainable but never compromising on comfortable mobility. It is the only Metro System in India designed with a Multi Modal Transportation Plan, which combines Kochi’s under-utilized waterways, untapped Non-Motorised Transport Systems, vast private bus network and economical feeder services for Last Mile Connectivity. Kochi Metro Rail Limited has proposed an elevated route spanning 25.612 km from Aluva to Petta with 22 stations for the first phase of Kochi Metro project. It is expected to be completed by 2016.   About Alstom in India   Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centres in Hosur & Padappai. It has three engineering centres for Power in Noida, Vadodara and Kolkata and fourteen manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, Power Mills in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara, Naini and Noida.   For media queries:   Reshmi C R                                                         Senior Manager- Corporate Communications   Kochi Metro Rail Limited   Email: reshmi@kochimetromail.com   Ph: 0484 - 2350355, 2350455, 2380980   Mobile: +91-94464 18222   Sapna Lalwani   Communications Director – India & South Asia   Alstom Transport India Ltd   Tel: +91 911204731676;   sapna.lalwani@alstom.com   [1] Alstom herein refers to Alstom Transport India Limited (ATIL). It (ATIL) is a part of Alstom Group and is not a part of Alstom India Limited nor Alstom T&D India Limited.   For more information:   http://www.alstom.com/press-centre/2015/3/venkaiah-naidu-unveils-first-made-in-india-car-body-shell-for-kochi-metro-/ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/logistics/alstom-starts-manufacture-of-coaches-for-kochi-metro-at-sri-city-facility/article7018605.ece http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/alstom-says-coaches-for-kochi-metro-will-be-cheaper/article7020846.ece  

Alstom to provide track work for Line 7 of Delhi Metro

Thomas ILHE - 13-févr.-2015 12:46:08
Alstom [1] has been awarded a contract worth €25 million by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide track work on the new line 7 of Delhi Metro by the end of 2016. This new line - which is expected to open in December 2016 - is 59 km long [2] and includes 38 stations. It is part of the Delhi Metro Phase III project to extend the metro network from 6 to 8 lines. With the two new lines expected to open in early 2017, the number of commuters is projected to go up from 3 million currently to about 4 million. Alstom is in charge of the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 30 km of concrete and ballast tracks [3] . The concrete track is for the elevated and underground sections from Lajpat Nagar to Shiv Vihar stations, while the ballast track is for the depot.  "Alstom is pleased to be involved in the extension of the prestigious Delhi Metro. Alstom’s state-of-the-art rail infrastructure solutions not only provide high performance levels, but also reduce operating costs while offering passengers an optimum comfort. Through its complete range of systems, Alstom is well positioned to support metro project developments across India, " said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific. With more than 2,000 km of trackwork undertaken throughout the world, Alstom has the required experience and knowledge base in rail infrastructure construction: structures in both ballast and concrete for high-speed lines, conventional lines, metros (on tyres or on metal wheels) and tramways. Alstom has been present in India for more than a century. The company recently opened a new facility at Sri City to build metro train sets and has a manufacturing unit in Coimbatore for traction systems and an engineering unit specialized in signalling solutions in Bangalore. Alstom has several references in the country both in signalling and trains, including the metro train sets for Chennai and the signalling systems provided for the Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur metros. [1]  Alstom herein refers to Alstom Transport India Limited (ATIL). It (ATIL) is a part of Alstom Group and is not a part of Alstom India Limited nor Alstom T&D India Limited. [2]  39.47 km elevated and 19.11 km underground [3]  The other half of the track work will be awarded in a second phase About Alstom Transport  A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of €5.9 billion in the fiscal year 2013/14. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,300 people.  About Alstom in India  Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centres in Hosur & Padappai. It has three engineering centres for Power in Noida, Vadodara and Kolkata and fourteen manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, Power Mills in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara, Naini and Noida.   Press Contacts Linda Huguet / Justine Rohée (Alstom Transport)  Tel. + 33 1 57 06 10 42 / 18 81  linda.huguet@transport.alstom.com , justine.rohee@transport.alstom.com   Sapna Lalwani (Alstom India)  Tel +91 120 473 1676  sapna.lalwani@alstom.com Website   www.alstom.com
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