Delhi Metro gets mass transit signaling system
Delhi Metro Line 5 has opened featuring the latest mass transit technology, CITYFLO* 350 from Bombardier. The opening section of Line 5, which runs from Mundka to Inderlok features 14 stations on 15,2 kilometres of fully elevated track and one depot at Mundka, which is controlled by the new generation (Release 4) Bombardier*EBI* Lock 950 computer-based interlocking systems.
Bombardier Transportation was awarded the 30 million euro contract to supply its signalling and train control system for both lines 5 and 6 of Delhi Metro in October 2007. These routes combined cover 38,6 kilometres and represent more than 30% of the Delhi Metro phase II expansion, which extends the existing network to cover all major destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of this important city and will transport around 4 million passengers every day.
For passengers using Delhi Metro, the new system will offer excellent safety levels, as well as short and constant headways and a smooth ride. It will also enable predictable and cost-effective operations due to reduced wear and tear on the vehicles.
Anders Lindberg, President, Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions, said: “This is a landmark project for Bombardier in India and we are pleased to have been able to bring our state of the art mass transit signalling and safety systems to this remarkable, expanding city, helping to reduce passengers’ journey times on the Metro and thereby also helping to alleviate pollution caused by more than 1 million cars used in New Delhi every day.
Rajeev Jyoti, President & Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation India added: “Bombardier is continuing its excellent support to the railway systems in India. Building upon its long-standing relationship in India stretching over 35 years, Bombardier is bringing the most modern railway signalling technology to Delhi Metro, in both signalling and rolling stock, as well as investing in the local manufacturing capability.”