Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) is coming up with a metro project for the city of Lucknow in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project comprises metro corridor of around 23 km long with 22 stations of which 19 elevated and 3 underground. LMRC will implement this project in two phases. The first phase of the metro project will cover a distance of 8.4 km. The line is expected to carry about 430,000 passengers per day in the first year, increasing to over 1 million by 2030.
Alstom is quite active in metro projects which are coming up in cities like Chennai, Delhi and Kochi. Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has awarded a contract to Alstom involving the supply of metro trainsets and a signalling solution for the new metro network of the city of Lucknow. Alstom will supply 20 Metropolis trainsets, each composed of four metro cars. Each car will be fitted with air conditioning and a passenger information system for a high level of passenger comfort. Alstom will also provide Urbalis, its Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) solution which controls the movement of the trains, enabling them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety. The headway of the Lucknow metro will be 100 seconds.
"We are delighted that LMRC has entrusted Alstom with the supply of its first metro. This is an important project for Lucknow’s inhabitants and its visitors as they will soon be able to commute from the north to the south of the city onboard a metro that is safe, fast, reliable and environmentally friendly," said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice-President Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific.
The metro cars will be produced in Alstom’s Sri City train manufacturing facility in India. The signalling system will be jointly supplied by Alstom’s sites in Bangalore, India and Saint-Ouen, France.
Alstom’s Metropolis is a world leading, proven, safe and reliable train that has been sold in over 20 cities around the world, including Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Paris. More than 4,500 Metropolis cars have been sold worldwide since 1998.