In a landmark success to Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Make in India’ Initiative, Australia’s Sydney metro has started running India made fully automated trains.
Sydney recently opened its first driver-less metro line which will be served by 22 such trains of six coaches each developed and manufactured by Alstom at its Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh.
The last of these coaches was delivered by Alstom to Sydney Metro in December 2018 itself. These coaches are fully automated and hold attractive features like LED lightings, emergency intercoms, CCTV cameras, real-time travel information, double doors and more.
According to Alstom’s press release, the company was given a contract by North West Rail Link (NRT) to design, manufacture, supply, test and commission 22 six-car Metropolis trains along with Urbalis 400 signalling systems. Alstom was also given the responsibility to manage the project. Along with this, the company won a 15-year maintenance contract for the trains, depot operations as well as the signalling systems.