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CRRC again delays start of Bengaluru Metro trains

26 January 2024
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Presentation of CRRC's first metro train for the Yellow Line
Presentation of CRRC's first metro train for the Yellow Line. Source: Metro Rail Today
Ivolgina Anna, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Krechetov Dmitry, Editorial Contributor

India: The metro construction operator BMRCL attributes the delay to the late delivery of two CRRC trains, which are to be tested on the Yellow Line before its launch.

Moreover, CRRC engineers, accompanying the trains for the testing, faced difficulties with receiving Indian visas. This caused a setback to the launch of the line, which has now been postponed to July, a year later than originally planned. The problems are said to have been resolved.

BMRCL ordered a total of 36 six-car unmanned trains for three lines, including 15 vehicles for the Yellow Line, from CRRC Corporation Ltd. in 2019. Under the contract, 34 trains were to be produced in India, but the joint venture with Titagarh Wagons was not agreed until 2022, causing a significant delay. The first vehicle was unveiled in China in October 2023, with Titagarh receiving its first six train car bodies in November.

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