Apr 17, 2013– New Delhi, India (Techreleased) – Rail Technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a new order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to deliver the CITYFLO 350 mass transit solution for the upcoming extensions to Delhi Metro’s Line 5 and Line 6. The extensions are part of Phase III of Delhi’s metro expansion plan, which is changing the face of public transportation in India’s capital. Increasing the reach of the two lines which are already operating with the Bombardier automatic train protection (ATP) technology, the new sections will further improve passenger transportation options in this important city. The contract is valued at approximately 2.5 billion INR (35 million euro, $47 million US).
The extensions will add almost 35 km of double track and 23 stations to the existing 39 km in operation and are due to be completed in 2016. Bombardier’s project scope includes the design, manufacture and commissioning of the integrated train control and signalling system, including control centres, trackside and onboard equipment. The new sections will extend Line 6 from Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate in the north and from Badarpur to YMCA Chowk in the south, and Line 5 from Mundka to City Park. Bombardier’s CITYFLO 350 technology has been operating on the two lines since operations started in 2010.
“Bombardier has a strong industrial presence in India, which is central to our company’s growth strategy,” said Peter Cedervall, President Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation. “Our rail control technology is playing a vital role in the development of Delhi’s metro network, increasing capacity, safety and cost-effectiveness for the operator and enhancing transportation options for passengers. This new contract reflects Bombardier’s strong relationship with DMRC and our successful implementation. With our global expertise and local presence, we deliver proven vehicle and rail systems that solve capacity challenges in India and worldwide.”
CITYFLO 350 is a system with onboard automatic train protection (ATP) and automatic train operation (ATO), with both ATP information and ATO status displayed in the driver’s cab. The track to train communication is achieved via audio frequency track circuits and the system is designed primarily for metro applications where only limited action is required from the train driver. CITYFLO 350 systems are already in operation around the world including in Korea, Peru, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions portfolio covers the whole range of CITYFLO mass transit solutions, from manual to fully automatic systems as well ascommunication-based systems. It also provides BOMBARDIER INTERFLO mainlinesolutions, from conventional systems to European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) level 2 systems. Bombardier solutions encompass a complete palette of wayside and onboard products.