September 12, 2013 Delhi Transportation, Press Release
- BOMBARDIER’s advanced BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution to be delivered for Delhi Metro’s new Line 7
- Ground-breaking CBTC system to provide the highest capacity and safety levels
- Bombardier now Delhi Metro’s largest contractor for signalling and train control solutions
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a major new order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide the first driverless unattended mass transit solution in India. The globally-proven CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) solution will be delivered to the Line 7, the latest part of Delhi’s metro expansion plan which will greatly enhance transportation options in this mega city. The contract is valued at approximately 3.9 billion INR ($62 million US, 47 million euro).
Bombardier’s project scope covers the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the advanced, moving block, radio-based system for the 58.4km line. This includes, both unattended and automatic train operating (UTO and ATO) modes. Commissioning is planned in two phases: the 54.4km line from Mukundpur to Maujpur to in 2015 and a further 4km line from Maujpur to Shiv Vihar in 2017. Reflecting the quality of its technology and the strength of the partnership, Bombardier is now DMRC’s largest contractor for signalling and train control solutions. Bombardier’s semi- automatic train operation (STO) technology, the CITYFLO 350 solution, has been operating on Lines 5 and 6 since 2010 and is currently being delivered for the extensions to both lines.
Peter Cedervall, President, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation, said: "This is another important new contract with our valued customer Delhi Metro, supporting their expansion of the network. Following our successful partnership on the upgrades of Lines 5 and 6, we are very much looking forward to working together to introduce our latest and most advanced mass transit technology to the city, and continue our long term partnership to improve the transportation options in the city."
CITYFLO 650 is a highly-proven, automatic train control solution designed for high-capacity metros and monorails. A moving block CBTC system, with modern radio-based area networks communicating between the control centre and the train, this advanced solution delivers improved safety, capacity and reliability as well as shorter headways between trains and reduced maintenance costs.
Around the globe CITYFLO 650 is in operation on 17 new and upgraded lines, from Shenzhen in China to Madrid in Spain and San Francisco in the US. The latest applications are being delivered to London Underground in the UK for the major four-line Sub Surface Railway signalling upgrade as well as to the new Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit system in Malaysia, the Spo Paolo Metro in Brazil and other projects in Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic systems as well as communication-based systems. It also provides BOMBARDIER INTERFLO mainline solutions, from conventional systems to European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 systems. Bombardier solutions encompass a complete palette of wayside and onboard products.
About Bombardier Transportation in India
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. After more than four decades of investing in India, Bombardier Transportation has built up capabilities, which cover the complete range of railway vehicle manufacturing, software development, and customer service competencies. The company employs around 1,100 people in India, where it operates a railway vehicle manufacturing site at Savli including a bogie assembly hall; a propulsion systems manufacturing facility and software development centre for signalling and traction applications at Maneja, Gujarat; and an engineering centre in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, which is already sourcing key global projects.
The company has the capability not only to address the country’s rail industry requirements for the production of metros and monorails, electric multiple units and locomotives, advanced IGBT propulsion systems and signalling systems, but also to supply state-of-the-art made-in-India trains to neighbouring markets in the region.
Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.