Bengaluru: Inaugural driverless metro train for Yellow Line arrives at Chennai port, to reach Bengaluru on Feb 18

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06-02-2024

    Six-coach prototype shipped from Shanghai port to Chennai on Jan 24

    This driverless metro train prototype has finally arrived at Chennai port

    Its arrival at Hebbagodi depot in Electronics City slated for Feb 18

The inaugural driverless train destined for Bengaluru Metro’s Yellow Line (RV Road – Bommasandra), procured from China, has finally arrived at the Chennai port after experiencing significant delays.

This six-coach prototype, intended for the Electronics City Metro, commenced its journey from the Shanghai port on January 24.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials have reportedly confirmed its arrival and scheduled its unloading for February 7. Subsequently, following customs clearance, the train will be transported to Bengaluru via road.

Reportedly, according to BMRCL’s chief public relations officer BL Yashwanth Chavan, the transportation process will occur exclusively during nighttime, with an anticipated arrival at the Hebbagodi depot in Electronics City by February 18.

Once there, the train will undergo assembly before proceeding to the test track for static and electrical circuits testing. Further evaluations, including Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) trials, approvals from Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), and the railway board, will be necessary.

Chavan emphasized the comprehensive testing regime, comprising 37 tests over four months, followed by an additional 45 days of signaling tests.

He also mentioned the potential requirement for eight trains to initiate operations on the Yellow Line, which serves as a vital corridor connecting South Bengaluru and Electronics City, a hub for prominent companies like Infosys and Biocon.

Bengaluru: Inaugural driverless metro train for Yellow Line arrives at Chennai port, to reach Bengaluru on Feb 18

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    Six-coach prototype shipped from Shanghai port to Chennai on Jan 24

    This driverless metro train prototype has finally arrived at Chennai port

    Its arrival at Hebbagodi depot in Electronics City slated for Feb 18

The inaugural driverless train destined for Bengaluru Metro’s Yellow Line (RV Road – Bommasandra), procured from China, has finally arrived at the Chennai port after experiencing significant delays.

This six-coach prototype, intended for the Electronics City Metro, commenced its journey from the Shanghai port on January 24.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials have reportedly confirmed its arrival and scheduled its unloading for February 7. Subsequently, following customs clearance, the train will be transported to Bengaluru via road.

Reportedly, according to BMRCL’s chief public relations officer BL Yashwanth Chavan, the transportation process will occur exclusively during nighttime, with an anticipated arrival at the Hebbagodi depot in Electronics City by February 18.

Once there, the train will undergo assembly before proceeding to the test track for static and electrical circuits testing. Further evaluations, including Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) trials, approvals from Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), and the railway board, will be necessary.

Chavan emphasized the comprehensive testing regime, comprising 37 tests over four months, followed by an additional 45 days of signaling tests.

He also mentioned the potential requirement for eight trains to initiate operations on the Yellow Line, which serves as a vital corridor connecting South Bengaluru and Electronics City, a hub for prominent companies like Infosys and Biocon.

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