Bombardier’s automated rail control starts operation on final major section of Delhi Metro Line 7

CBJ Newsmakers

  • Delhi’s new high-capacity line is the first driverless metro in the Indian capital city and will provide a much-needed circular route for the city
  • The opening of the latest section, equipped with Bombardier’s advanced rail control, marks a major milestone in improving mobility for Delhi residents

BERLIN, Dec. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

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Today Bombardier Transportation, along with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC), celebrated the opening of the final major section of the new, automated Delhi Metro Line 7, equipped with Bombardier’s advanced rail control. The latest 9.8-km stretch of line to open runs from Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar and is providing new rail links between the south and east of the city.

S.S Joshi, Director Rolling Stock and Signalling, Delhi Metro commented, “The opening of this last section of our new, fully-automated Line 7 is a major milestone in the expansion of integrated public transportation in Delhi. The line is already easing pressure on the existing network and is improving travel for millions of commuters.”

Rasmi Ranjan Ray, Head of Rail Control Solutions India, Bombardier Transportation added, “It has been a momentous experience to see the start of services on Delhi’s first fully-automated metro line. This latest section to open marks a major milestone for DMRC in its introduction of driverless, high-capacity services. Moving Delhiites together for over a decade, Bombardier remains committed to supporting the expansion of the city’s metro network.” 

All four phases of Line 7, or the Pink Line, which have opened since March this year, are equipped with the BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control solution to support safe and reliable automatic train operations. CITYFLO 650 uses modern radio networks and moving block operation to provide centralised train supervision. The complete 58.5-km circular route from Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar Station will run alongside the city’s Ring Road and is the only line to intersect with all other six Delhi Metro lines. A final 600-metre section will connect the two sections in service. Able to support train speeds of up 85 km/hr and frequency as low as just over one and half minutes, this line opening will further support Delhi Metro’s vision to move four million passengers daily on the network.

Bombardier is actively collaborating in the Make in India program by delivering rail vehicles, products and solutions that are developed locally, for both Indian and foreign markets. Bombardier has also been delivering rail control solutions in India for over 30 years and is DMRC’s largest signalling solution supplier. Delhi Metro Lines 5 and 6 are equipped with Bombardier’s CITYFLO 350 signalling solution. In February 2018, the last of the 776 BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro cars entered in passenger service on the Delhi Metro network.

About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

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