ICF Rolls Out New Generation Kolkata Metro Train Prototype

ICF Rolls Out New Generation Kolkata Metro Train Prototype

Indian Railways’ Integral Coach Factory in Chennai rolled out the first of two prototype metro trainsets for the Kolkata metro on July 4 in the presence of Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal.

According to ICF, the use of three-phase IGBT AC traction equipment and regenerative braking means that the trains will use 30% less energy than existing rolling stock currently used on the Kolkata metro.

Built at a cost of Rs400m each, the air-conditioned eight-car trainsets have capacity for 3 050 passengers. Maximum speed is 80 km/h.

While ICF has mainly built rolling stock for Indian Railways subsidiaries, the company says it is keen to supply rolling stock for the country#s metro networks under the Make in India programme, at around half the cost of international suppliers. It has offered to build a prototype trainset for Chennai Metro Rail as a 1 435 mm demonstrator.

 

 

Source Link – Metro Report

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