Bombardier bags Kanpur & Agra metro trains' contracts

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The UP Metro Rail Corporation has awarded a contract for the supply, testing and commissioning of 201 coaches/cars for 67 trains, train control and signalling system for Kanpur and Agra Metro projects to Bombardier Transport India. MD (UPMRC) Kumar Keshav informed that each Metro train (with three cars each) will have the capacity to accommodate around 980 passengers (315-350 passengers per coach/car) at a time and the state-of-the-art modern stainless steel trains will be manufactured by the Bombardier Transport India at its plant in Savli, Gujarat. The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) proposed in Kanpur and Agra is characterized by a short inter-station distance of about a km between stations, having a maximum design speed of 90 kmph and a scheduled speed of 80 kmph. The selection of technology for the UP Metro trains is governed by the design considerations for energy efficiency, reliability, comfort to passengers in terms of riding quality, lower noise level and environmental friendliness.

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