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Alstom to supply the city of Kochi with 25 Metropolis train sets

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Alstom has been awarded a contract worth 85 million [1] from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply 25 state-of-the-art metros to Kochi Metro Rail Limited. The first train sets are expected to be delivered in early 2016. 

They will operate over the fully elevated new Kochi metro rail network which is 25.6 km long with 22 stations. This newly built line is expected to carry up to 15 000 passengers per hour and direction

Alstom will be in charge of the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 25 standard track gauge trains with an option to supply 25 additional metro sets. Each train will be composed of 3 cars, about 65 m long and with a capacity to carry up to 975 passengers.

The metro cars will run at maximum operational speed of 80 km/h, and will be fitted with air conditioning and passenger information systems for a high level of passenger comfort. They will be manufactured in the newly built facility of Sricity, in Andhra Pradesh, India. 

"This is our second metro contract in the country after Chennai. It confirms our commitment to provide competitive, innovative and high value products and solutions for our customers while serving the ever growing urban transportation market in India ", said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice-President Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific. 

Alstoms Metropolis is a world leading, proven, safe and reliable train that serves many of the great global cities including Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Amsterdam with more than 10 years of operational experience. More than 4000 Metropolis cars have been sold worldwide. 

Alstoms Sricity manufacturing site is the companys flagship facility sprawled over an area of 280 000 square feet and is playing a key role in Alstoms development in the region.

[1] The contract was booked in Q2 of current fiscal year