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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #541
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An underground train of the type Bombardier Movia is being loaded on May 26, 2009 at the airport of Leipzig/Halle in eastern Germany into a cargo plane of the type AN 124-100 of Antonov.
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An Antonov cargo aircraft carrying a new metro rail carriage sits on tarmac at the cargo terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi May 27, 2009.
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Savli (Gujarat): Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off what can be called the first truly ‘Indian’ Metro train, from a manufacturing plant near Vadodara. Henceforth, the facility will roll out one Delhi Metro coach a day and wheel it to the capital to cater to the acute overcrowding on the system due to shortage of trains and provide for the new lines opening as part of Phase II.
‘‘This is my third trip to this factory in the past 18 months. Slowly, India and the rest of the world will realize the importance of today’s event,’’ said Modi.

In all, the manufacturing unit belonging to Bombardier Transportation, will supply a total of 81 train sets comprising 424 broad gauge coaches to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) by October 2010 at a cost of about Rs 3,000 crore. ‘‘This is a very proud day for DMRC. Only 24 months ago, in June 2007, we placed an order for 454 coaches with M/s Bombardier Transportation, with a stipulation that it can bring a maximum of 21 train sets from abroad. The company limited their imports to just nine train sets and set up a facility in Gujarat to manufacture the rest. I am very happy that we have achieved indigenousness so soon,’’ said E Sreedharan, DMRC managing director.
The day of the rollout — World Environment Day — is significant as the trains are environment-friendly in design. ‘‘We are gifting people an eco-friendly train. Surface transport vehicles contribute to nearly 84% to the carbon emissions in the atmosphere, followed by aeroplanes, which add another 15%. Rail-based transportation comprise for just 1% of these emissions,’’ said Modi.


The trains are energy efficient and the cost of the trains is also much lesser compared to their imported counterparts. Sreedharan added that India was trying to minimize costs further by standardization, and has even proposed to the government to make Metro coaches exempt from duties and taxes, otherwise a lot of Indian cities may not be able to afford Metro systems.
The new trains promise a more comfortable ride for Delhiites as they have been made after analyzing the problems with the existing coaches. ‘‘Based on the Phase I experience, we have made a lot of changes to the new coaches, said Rajeev Jyoti, president & managing director, India, Bombardier Transportation. The changes include an advanced braking system to keep the noise levels in check as the earlier coaches were very noisy. The airconditioning has also been improved so Delhiites can expect a cooler ride next time they board a Metro train. The bogie design has been improved and the flooring quality upgraded to ensure a smoother ride. Keeping in view the high security threat on the Metro, the coaches are also equipped with CCTV cameras to track unusual movement.

The Delhi Metro currently operates across 78 km and will spread to over 190 km by 2010, making it one of the largest networks in the world. More than two million people are expected to travel by the Delhi Metro daily by next year making the timely delivery of coaches imperative.
The first Bombardier Movia train has been wheeled out of the Savli facility in a record 18 months from the time the factory was set up including the time taken to set up the factory. ‘‘This is the fastest in the 150 year old history of Bombardier, and a record even for us, said Stephane Rambaud Measson, president, passengers division, Bombardier Transportation.

The coaches are state-of-the-art — these have been made using the most advanced manufacturing technology such as spot-welding robots, being used for the first time in the country for rail carbody manufacturing. The coaches are about 35-40% indigenous, as a large part of the spare parts, have also been manufactured by local vendors.



METRO GOES GREEN: The day of the rollout — World Environment Day — is significant as the trains are eco-friendly in design
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Old June 10th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #551
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Old June 10th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #552
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Dr Sreedharan, MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corp Coming out of Movia, The first Indian Metro Rail, which is being rolled out at Savli, Vadodara in Gujarat.


The trains promise a more comfortable ride for Delhiites as they have been made after analyzing the problems with the existing coaches.


Chief Minister of Gujarat, 'Narendra Modi' waves to a huge gathering while launching Movia at Savli near Vadodara.


The trains are energy efficient and the cost of the trains is also much lesser compared to their imported counterparts.


The new trains include an advanced braking system to keep the noise levels in check as the earlier coaches were very noisy. The airconditioning has also been improved so Delhiites can expect a cooler ride next time they board a Metro train.


The bogie design has been improved and the flooring quality upgraded to ensure a smoother ride.


Metro rail coaches being manufactured by Bombardier at Savli factory in Vadodara in Gujarat.


The coaches are state-of-the-art - these have been made using the most advanced manufacturing technology such as spot-welding robots, being used for the first time in the country for rail carbody manufacturing. The coaches are about 35-40% indigenous, as a large part of the spare parts, have also been manufactured by local vendors.


Stephane Rambaud Measson- President, Passengers Division- Bombardier Transportation gestures after Narendra Modi launched MOVIA at Savli.


Keeping in view the high security threat on the Metro, the coaches are also equipped with CCTV cameras to track unusual movement.


An engineer works on a Movia Metro Train at Bombardier Transportation at Savli.


Lower parts of metro rail coaches being manufactured by Bombardier at Savli factory.


India was trying to minimize costs further by standardization, and has even proposed to the government to make Metro coaches exempt from duties and taxes, otherwise a lot of Indian cities may not be able to afford Metro systems.
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"world's best metro train made in india" suspiciously looks almost identical to HK MTR trains.

Funny that.
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"world's best metro train made in india" suspiciously looks almost identical to HK MTR trains.

Funny that.
It is refering to the model of the train, its quite possible that HK MTR has the same model. So HK MTR then has the worlds best metro too.
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It is refering to the model of the train, its quite possible that HK MTR has the same model. So HK MTR then has the worlds best metro too.
I'm failing to see your point here.
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I'm failing to see your point here.
The train is made by Bombardier in India and the same model of train might also be made in Bombardier in China...
Bombardier is a Canadian company, but by having a factory in India it lowers cost for the Indian market.

Think of it this way you have BMW 3 series built in Germany(for world wide distribution), India(for Indian sales only), and China(for Chinese sales only).

So a BMW built in India is the same as the one in China ..etc
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I'm failing to see your point here.
You also failed to read the title correctly: "World's Best Metro Train Now Made in India", the implication being that this model is now also being produced in India, having been previously made elsewhere.
(Hint!: Bombadier isn't an Indian company.)
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The train is made by Bombardier in India and the same model of train might also be made in Bombardier in China...
Bombardier is a Canadian company, but by having a factory in India it lowers cost for the Indian market.

Think of it this way you have BMW 3 series built in Germany(for world wide distribution), India(for Indian sales only), and China(for Chinese sales only).

So a BMW built in India is the same as the one in China ..etc
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You also failed to read the title correctly: "World's Best Metro Train Now Made in India", the implication being that this model is now also being produced in India, having been previously made elsewhere.
(Hint!: Bombadier isn't an Indian company.)
Even if the design was made by an international company it still does not explain why the styling of the train is so similar to Hong Kong MTR (the trains that look they look the most similar are HK's K Stock trains made by Mitsubishi.) Where is their individual flare?

Anyway, i'm baffled why something so meidocre was posted in this thread, what kind of claim to fame is having an international corporation's factory in their country?
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Even if the design was made by an international company it still does not explain why the styling of the train is so similar to Hong Kong MTR (the trains that look they look the most similar are HK's K Stock trains made by Mitsubishi.) Where is their individual flare?

Anyway, i'm baffled why something so meidocre was posted in this thread, what kind of claim to fame is having an international corporation's factory in their country?
If you have looked at the older phase 1 stock, it looks quite similar to HK stock as both are made by same companies. And this new stock is better than phase 1 stock as it has better temerature control, are less noisy, have slightly higher speed and are smoother (as claimed by DMRC and bombardier). So definitely it is better than older stock and maybe HK stock as well (as it was similar to phase 1 stock).

Regrding the factory, it is one of the milestones to manufacture modern trains in India. Earlier BEML used to manufacture Delhi metro trains on Transfer of Technology. But this unit will manufacture trains for not only delhi but also for other u/c metro systems in India (if it wins orders)
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If you have looked at the older phase 1 stock, it looks quite similar to HK stock as both are made by same companies. And this new stock is better than phase 1 stock as it has better temerature control, are less noisy, have slightly higher speed and are smoother (as claimed by DMRC and bombardier). So definitely it is better than older stock and maybe HK stock as well (as it was similar to phase 1 stock).
Bombardier trains in Paris, London, New York, etc. look nothing like each other, so I don't really think the same manufacturer is an excuse for unoriginality in design. I wasn't really arguing about the technical aspects of the train, more the aesthetics.

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Regrding the factory, it is one of the milestones to manufacture modern trains in India. Earlier BEML used to manufacture Delhi metro trains on Transfer of Technology. But this unit will manufacture trains for not only delhi but also for other u/c metro systems in India (if it wins orders)
It's my personal opinion that it's a complete non-story. Fair enough if you find it interesting.
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