February 26, 2009

Bombardier delivers first Movia car to India

Bombardier delivered the first of its high-technology Movia metro cars to the Delhi Metro Rail Corp. (DMRC) for its Phase II expansion. 

To meet the challenging project deadlines, the first vehicle was built in 18-months and was transported directly from Germany to India in an aircraft, where it was received by DMRC, Bombardier Transportation representatives and the media at Delhi International Airport.

The high-capacity Movia vehicles are designed to comfortably accommodate approximately 1,480 passengers per four-car train unit and feature air conditioning, CCTV, open gangways and emergency speaker units. The safety egress door via the driver's cab also allows for easy passenger evacuation in the event of an emergency.

The first Movia train-set will commence track tests in March while the service introduction is scheduled for the second week in June. The first 36 vehicles for DMRC will be built in Goerlitz, Germany and the following 388 cars in Savli, India, where Bombardier has recently inaugurated a modern railway vehicle manufacturing facility.

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