Bombardier Transportation

India: Bombardier Wins Major New Order from Dehli Metro Rail Corporation

Bombardier Transportation has won a major new order from Delhi Metro Rail Corp. (DMRC) to provide the first driverless unattended mass transit solution in India.

The CityFlo 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution will be delivered to the Line 7, the latest part of Delhi's metro expansion plan which will greatly enhance transportation options in this mega city. The contract is valued at approximately 3.9 billion INR ($62 million US, €47 million).

Bombardier's project scope covers the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the advanced, moving block, radio-based system for the 58.4km line. This includes, both unattended and automatic train operating (UTO and ATO) modes. Commissioning is planned in two phases: the 54.4km line from Mukundpur to Maujpur to in 2015 and a further 4km line from Maujpur to Shiv Vihar in 2017. Reflecting the quality of its technology and the strength of the partnership, Bombardier is now DMRC's largest contractor for signalling and train control solutions. Bombardier's semi- automatic train operation (STO) technology, the CityFlo 350 solution, has been operating on Lines 5 and 6 since 2010 and is currently being delivered for the extensions to both lines.

Peter Cedervall, president, rail control solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said "This is another important new contract with our valued customer Delhi Metro, supporting their expansion of the network. Following our successful partnership on the upgrades of lines 5 and 6, we are very much looking forward to working together to introduce our latest and most advanced mass transit technology to the city, and continue our long term partnership to improve the transportation options in the city."