Alstom’s Sricity facility in Andhra Pradesh has successfully delivered the last of the 22 Metropolis trains for Sydney Metro.
The French Multi-National Company Alstom is executing metro projects in several Indian cities including Chennai, Kochi, and Lucknow where it is supplying Rolling Stock manufactured out its state-of-the-art facility at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh.
During the flag-off ceremony, Ling Fang, Alstom Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Alain Spohr, Managing Director, India and South Asia, and Mark Coxon, Managing Director Australia, and New Zealand were present.
The company has won a contract to deliver 22 six-car trainsets, as well as the CBTC signaling system, for North West Rail Link in 2014.
North West Rail link is Australia’s biggest public transport project and first fully-automated metro network.
Alstom is having its engineering hub in Bengaluru where they adapted the Metropolis and Urbalis solutions to the specific needs of Sydney Metro to ensure fast, safe and reliable services to the residents of Sydney.
“We are immensely proud to have completed the last train for Sydney Metro in this landmark project for the Asia Pacific region. We are also proud to see Sricity concluding its first export order on time, delivering on expectations and winning our customer’s trust. We firmly believe in India’s role as a manufacturing and engineering hub for international markets, and this milestone bears witness to that,” said Ling Fang.
The company’s Sricity facility has an annual production capacity of 240 cars. It has already delivered for metro projects of Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow. It will begin work on its second export order for the light metro project in Montreal from early 2019 while production for Mumbai Metro Line 3 will also begin next year.
The new coaches of Sydney metro have passenger information systems, as well as areas for prams, luggage, bicycles, wheelchair spaces and separate priority seating for those with reduced mobility. Once inside, passengers can circulate freely throughout the train.