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    Teltronic awarded Delhi – Meerut communications contract


    INDIA: Alstom has awarded Teltronic a contract to supply and integrate onboard communications equipment, radio terminals and control centre technology for the Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. The Spanish supplier said the order demonstrates the validity of its critical broadband applications and supporting infrastructure ...

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    Fuel cells ordered for Indian hydrogen trains


    INDIA: Medha Servo Drives has awarded Ballard Power Systems a contract to supply eight fuel cell modules for two hydrogen trains it is developing for Indian Railways. The project involves retrofitting two diesel-electric commuter multiple-units with Ballard 100 kW FCmoveTM-HD+ fuel cells. The modules are expected ...

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    Indian railway construction project approved


    INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a proposed 116·7 km railway to serve the pilgrimage centre of Ambaji on the border between Gujarat and Rajasthan.

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    Agra metro train design revealed


    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has unveiled the design of the trainsets which Alstom is to supply for Agra metro Line 1. In July 2020 state operator Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp awarded Bombardier Transportation — now Alstom — a €245m combined contract to ...

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    Indian Railways calls tenders for enhanced Vande Bharat trainsets


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has called tenders for the supply and maintenance of a further 200 Vande Bharat Express trainsets, at an estimated cost of Rs130bn, as part of its strategy to update the Indian Railways passenger fleet.

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    Green Points drive modal shift to rail


    INDIA: In order to incentivise its corporate customers to mitigate their carbon emissions and simultaneously enhance its freight loadings, Indian Railways has launched a ‘Rail Green Points’ scheme highlighting the environmental advantages of shipping freight by rail rather than road. As part of its Nationally Determined ...

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    Passenger Rolling Stock: Building better trains in India


    Indian Railways is developing a new generation of passenger coaches aimed at weaning travellers away from rapidly growing air and road services. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    Bhopal and Indore metro trains ordered


    INDIA: Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom a contract to supply and maintain trainsets, communications-based train control and telecoms for the Bhopal and Indore metro projects. The €387m order announced on July 7 covers the supply of a total of 52 three-car Movia metro ...

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    DB to operate Delhi – Meerut RRTS commuter railway


    INDIA: National Capital Region Transport Corp has awarded Deutsche Bahn International Operations a 12-year contract to operate and maintain the future 82 km Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System. The Delhi area commuter rail project promoter said it had taken a ‘path-breaking step’ ...

  • A third India to Bangladesh passenger train was launched on June 1, as cross-border services resumed following a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Third India – Bangladesh passenger train launched


    ASIA: A third India to Bangladesh passenger train was launched on June 1, as cross-border services resumed following a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The diesel hauled Mital Express runs twice a week on a 595 km route from New Jalpaiguri in India to ...

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    Varanasi diesel works to build high-power electric locos


    INDIA: Indian Railways has issued a request for qualification for the construction of high-power electric locomotives at the former Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, now rebranded as Banaras Locomotive Works following the run-down of diesel loco manufacturing. The tender released on May 4 ...

  • The first trainset for the Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System has been rolled out at Alstom’s former Bombardier Transportation Savli plant in Gujurat.

    First Delhi RRTS trainset handed over


    INDIA: The first trainset for the Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System has been rolled out at Alstom’s former Bombardier Transportation Savli plant in Gujurat. The first of 40 trainsets being built for the 82 km Delhi – Meerut corridor was handed over ...

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    Indian Railways steps up coal deliveries as power demand surges


    INDIA: Indian Railways has suspended a number of passenger services on key routes to free up line capacity for additional coal trains in response to a looming power shortage. The month-long suspension of 42 ‘non-priority’ passenger services will see the cancellation of 363 Mail/Express trains and ...

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    Indian Railways orders freight multiple-unit fleet


    INDIA: The Ministry of Railways has ordered an initial build of 160 km/h freight multiple-units to operate parcels and express freight services on premium routes. To be built at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, the 25 electric trainsets are to be based on the same ...

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    Indian power company orders high-horsepower electric locomotives


    INDIA: Power generation company NTPC Ltd has ordered six electric locomotives from Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd for materials handling operations at the Lara Super Thermal Power Station in the Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. Opened in 2019-20, the 1·6 GW power plant uses coal delivered by rail ...

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    Digitalisation: Keeping the trains on track


    Funding has been allocated in the 2022-23 national budget to roll out the locally developed Kavach train collision avoidance system on more than 2 000 route-km of Indian Railways. Raghu Dayal investigates.

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    L&T awarded Agra metro electrification contract


    INDIA: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corp has awarded Larsen & Toubro a contract to design, supply, install, test and commission the 750 V DC third rail systems including substations and power supplies for Agra metro Corridors 1 and 2. The 36-month project will be funded by ...

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    Mumbai metro opening


    INDIA: The first sections of Mumbai Metro’s elevated Line 2A (Yellow) and Line 7 (Red) were inaugurated by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 2, the Marathi new year. Running along Link Road and Western Express Highway, the two sections are initially being operated as a ...

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    India – Nepal broad gauge passenger train service launched


    NEPAL: Cross-border passenger services from Jayanagar in the Indian state of Bihar to Janakpur and Kurtha in Nepal were inaugurated on April 2, with the dispatch of the first train on the 34·9 km cross-border railway following conversion to 1 676 mm gauge. The first train ...

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    Indian Railways reports record freight loadings


    INDIA: Despite the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Railways has reported record-breaking freight loadings for the second year in succession.