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Bengaluru begins testing first CRRC metro train

14 March 2024
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The first unmanned train for the Bengaluru metro at the Hebbagodi depot
The first unmanned train for the Bengaluru metro at the Hebbagodi depot. Source: DH PHOTO/PUSHKAR V
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

India: The six-car train will undergo static tests in a depot in March, and two trains will begin a four-month trial on the 18.8 km section of the Yellow Line in April.

The trial run will also allow the functioning of the automatic train operation system to be tested.

In May, deliveries will begin of trains manufactured by a joint venture between Titagarh Rail Systems and CRRC, which was set up in 2022. The site of the Indian company will assemble 34 trains to be used on the city’s three metro lines. The joint venture will release two vehicles per month.

Presentation of the CRRC unmanned metro train in Bengaluru. Source: Indian Express

The eight-train Yellow Line is scheduled to enter service in Q3 2024, one year later than planned. The delivery schedule has been disrupted by CRRC’s difficulties in setting up the JV in India and some other issues.

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