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Nellore: Alstom-AP unit delivers last train to Sydney Metro

Deccan Chronicle 2018-12-07 06:41:00

Nellore: Alstom, on Thursday, achieved a significant milestone by completing the last of the 22 Metropolis trains for Sydney Metro, currently being delivered on schedule from its Alstom’s Sri City facility in AP.

The flag-off ceremony at Sri City took place in the presence of Ling Fang, Alstom Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Alain Spohr, MD India and South Asia, and Mark Coxon, MD Australia and New Zealand.


In 2014, Alstom won a contract to deliver 22 six-car train sets, as well as the CBTC signalling system, for North West Rail Link, Australia’s biggest public transport project and first fully-automated metro network.

Alstom’s engineering hub in Bengaluru adapted the Metropolis and Urbalis solutions to the specific needs of Sydney Metro to ensure fast, safe and reliable services to the residents of Sydney.  

“We are immensely proud to have completed the last train for Sydney Metro in this landmark project for the Asia Pacific region. We are also proud to see Sri city concluding its first export order on time. We firmly believe in India’s role as a manufacturing and engineering hub for international markets,” said Ling Fang.

Having begun its production in 2014, Sri City plant of Alstom has already set high standards for quality and operational safety through excellence in innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices.

With an annual production capacity of 240 cars, the site has delivered Metros for the cities of Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow.  It will begin work on its second export order for the light metro project in Montreal from early 2019 while production for Mumbai Metro Line 3 will also begin next year.