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  • Hitachi signalling Chennai metro
    Metro Report International

    Chennai metro Phase II train control contract signed


    INDIA: Hitachi Rail is to supply communication-based train control supporting automatic operation at 90 sec minimum headways on Phase II of the 1 435 mm gauge Chennai metro. The Rs16·2bn contract signed on March 15 covers the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the ...

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    Chennai Metro Phase II train contract awarded


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail has awarded Alstom a €98m contract to design and supply 26 three-car Metropolis trainsets for the future Orange Line Being built under Phase II of the Chennai metro programme, the 1 435 mm gauge Orange Line will run for 26 km from ...

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    Double-deck viaduct included in Chennai metro expansion contracts


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Corp has awarded major contracts for Phase II construction works. L&T Construction has been awarded two packages, which it said it won against stiff competition from domestic and international construction companies. The first covers the construction of 12 km of twin-bore tunnels ...

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    Chennai Blue Line extended north


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail’s 9·1 km Blue Line extension was opened by Prime Minister Narenda Modi on February 14. Running north from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar, the extension serves the districts between the coast and Southern Railway’s North Line. The Rs37·7bn project was authorised in 2016 ...

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    Three bids for Chennai metro Phase 2 works


    INDIA: Three consortia have submitted bids to build the first section of Chennai metro’s 119 km second phase, which would add a further three lines and 128 stations. Phase 2 comprises the north-south Line 3 from Madhavaram to St Joseph’s College in Kamaraj Nagar, the 26 ...

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    Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL)

    Opened 2015, India’s 7th metro. Two lines serving 40 stations. See Chennai network map. CMRL is a special-purpose vehicle of the state of Tamil Nadu responsible for planning, design, implementation and operation of the Chennai metro. Construction of Phase 1 started late-2008 on the Blue (23·1 km, 18 stations) and ...

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    MRTS, Chennai Metropolitan Transport Project (Railways)

    Single elevated urban railway opened 1995, serving 18 stations. See Chennai network map. Phase I of this partially elevated urban railway opened on November 1 1995 from Chennai Beach to Chepauk, extended to Thirumayilai in October 1997. The line was extended further south to Thiruvanmiyur in January 2004, and on ...

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    Chennai Port Trust Railway

    Operates in the port area of Chennai, providing interchange with Southern Railway handling general cargo, wheat, fertilizer, limestone, dolomite, hot-rolled coils, steel, slag, granite blocks, maize, baryte and other commodities from Tamil Nadu and neighbouring states. AddressNo 1 Rajaji SalaiChennai - 600001IndiaPhone+91 44 2536 2201Fax+91 44 2536 ...

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    Chennai Metro selects Trimble diagnostics platform


    INDIA: Chennai Metro Rail Ltd is to deploy Trimble’s asset management platform to provide real-time status monitoring and analytics for its fleet of Alstom trainsets. This is intended to improve the operator’s ability to make data-driven decisions, supporting root cause analysis of faults and streamlining maintenance planning. ...

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    Both Chennai metro lines extended


    INDIA: Underground extensions of both lines of the Chennai metro were inaugurated on May 25, adding a total of 7·4 km to the network. The Blue Line was extended by 4·8 km northeast from Little Mount to AG-DMS, with four stations. The Green Line was extended east ...

  • The first underground section of the Chennai metro opened on May 14.

    Underground extension of Chennai metro opens


    INDIA: The first underground section of the Chennai metro opened on May 14, when a 7 km extension of Line 2 (the Green Line) from Thirumangalam to Nehru Park was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswami and national Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah ...

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    Chennai metro reaches airport


    INDIA: The second phase of the Chennai metro opened on September 21 when Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the inaugural train at Chennai International Airport. The 8·6 km section of the Blue Line runs between Little Mount and the airport with four intermediate stations. Interchange ...

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    Chennai metro opens


    INDIA: The Chennai metro opened for passenger services on June 29, with the first train being flagged off by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The first 10 km section of Line 2 runs north on an elevated alignment from Alandur to Koyambedu with five intermediate stations. ...

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off the first test train.

    Chennai metro starts test running


    INDIA: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off the first Chennai metro test train on an 800 m track at Koyambadu depot on November 6. The train has been imported from Alstom’s São Paulo factory. Of the 42 air-conditioned trainsets, nine are being built in São ...