Date of Post: 13 Sep, 2018
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), today, received the 19th Metro train set at its Transport Nagar Metro depot. The trains, which are being manufactured by Alstom Transport at their manufacturing plant in Sri City (Andhra Pradesh), are transported through special trailers by road with pilot vehicles in the front & the rear.
On this occasion Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director/LMRC, praised the rolling stock team for their excellent work. Shri Keshav said, “We are very near to finishing line. Our faith and determination are our strengths and success will be ours.”
This set of Metro train was dispatched for Lucknow on 3rd September, 2018 from Sri City. It took 11 days to transport it to the Metro Depot from Sri City while transporting it by road through special trailers.
Each Metro coach (car) is loaded on a special trailer having 64 wheels that carries it to the Depot from its manufacturing unit. A 180 tonne crane is used to unload 40 tonne car using a special spreader in the Metro Depot.
All necessary trials have been conducted at the manufacturing plant. Only dynamic trials of the train are now required to be done in the Transport Nagar Metro Depot.