“The first train for Sydney’s $8.3 billion Metro Northwest metro line has arrived from India and will be tested over the coming months as the start of services loom in 2019 ” , Reports an Australian News Agency .
The Train was Assembled in Sri City near Chennai in south-east India, the six carriages of the first driverless metro train to be shipped to Sydney will undergo a final fitout at a new maintenance depot at Rouse Hill.
The fleet built by French manufacturer Alstom for the north west line will eventually boast 22 six-car trains.
This is a new-generation metro trains and as ‘Sydney Metro’ claims, “It will make customer journeys easy.”
According to the statement available on Sydney Metro’s website, “Fast, safe and reliable, the trains will operate exclusively on the Sydney Metro network and are required to run at 98 per cent on-time reliability.”
It adds that the new train will have facilities like level access with platforms to multi-purpose areas for prams, luggage and bicycles and real time travel information.