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    Kochi metro expands again


    INDIA: A further 5·6 km section of the Kochi metro opened for revenue services on September 4, following a formal inauguration the previous day by the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and Minister of State for Housing Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri. Running ...

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    Kochi Metro Rail Ltd

    Opened 2017, India’s eighth metro. Single route serving 22 stations. See Kochi network map . Work began on this elevated metro line in June 2013, with an initial section from Aluva southwest to Palarivatom opened on June 17 2017 (13·1 km, 11 stations). This was extended south to ...

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    Kochi metro extension opens


    INDIA: The second phase of the Kochi metro opened on October 3. The 5 km extension south from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College adds five stations to the city’s only metro line, which is now 18 km long. The first phase of the metro between Aluva and ...

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    Kochi metro opens


    INDIA: Revenue services on the first phase of the Kochi metro started on June 19, two days after an official inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 13 km section from Aluva to Palarivattom forms the northern part of what will eventually be a 25·6 km route from Aluva ...

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    Kochi metro begins test running


    INDIA: The first test run of the Kochi metro took place on February 27, on a 1 km section between Muttom Yard depot and Kalamassery at speeds of up to 10 km/h. Two crew and technical assistants were on board. Project manager Delhi Metro Rail Corp ...

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    First Kochi metro car unveiled


    INDIA: Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu unveiled the first car for the Kochi metro at Alstom’s Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh on January 2. Alstom is supplying an initial fleet of 25 three-car Metropolis trainsets to Kochi Metro Rail under an €85m contract awarded in October 2014. The ...

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    Faiveley Transport awarded Kochi metro train contracts


    INDIA: Alstom Transport has awarded Faiveley Transport a series of contracts to supply onboard equipment for the 25 three-car Metropolis trainsets its Sricity plant in Andhra Pradesh is to build for the Kochi metro under a €85m contract awarded in October 2014. Faiveley’s contracts have a ...

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    Kochi metro contracts awarded


    INDIA: Kochi metro project manager Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom the electrification, signalling and telecoms contracts for the Kochi metro. The €34m signalling and telecoms contract includes Alstom’s Urbalis 400 CBTC signalling, as well as radio, CCTV, passenger information displays and a passenger announcement ...

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    Kochi places metro car order


    INDIA: Kochi metro project manager Delhi Metro Rail Corp has awarded Alstom an €85m contract to supply 25 three-car Metropolis trainsets to Kochi Metro Rail Limited, with an option to supply an additional 25 trainsets. The first trainsets are due to be delivered in early 2016 ...

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    Kochi metro agrees French loan


    INDIA: Kochi Metro Rail Ltd and Agence Française de Développement signed a €180m long-term loan agreement on February 8 to finance the first phase of the Kochi metro. The 25 km elevated north-south line would run from Aluva to Petta with 22 stations. Tenders for 25 ...

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    Kochi metro funding approved


    INDIA: The government approved the funding model for the proposed Rs30·5bn Kochi Metro on January 20. This will be a joint venture between the central government and the state of Kerala. The 26 km elevated metro connecting Tripunithura and Aluva is expected to take three years to ...