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Old October 16th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #8161
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NAMMA METRO IS A GEEK TRAIN

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Bangalore: You can drink your coffee without spilling a drop: that's how stable the Bangalore Metro will be.

On October 20, when South India's first Metro chugs in, the journey will be one that has used a wide range of the latest technologies used by metro rail systems worldwide. "The Bangalore Metro, in terms of technology, is comparable to any metro rail system in the world -- in Europe, USA or China -- and is even ahead of some of them," BMRCL MD N Sivasailam told TOI.

Sivasailam said Bangalore Metro runs on the ballastless track system used by 70% of the world's metros. In layman's language, this means the track does not require stones used on traditional broad gauge track systems to build the track and run the train, as the load is lower than that of a conventional train. The tracks are laid on a concrete slab after assessing the engineering factors. Stones on the conventional track help in balanced construction, while in metro systems concrete slabs are enough," he said.

The advantages of ballastless (stoneless) track systems are faster travel, longer lifecycle of the track, ride comfort, and no maintenance. Even at speeds of over 300km/h, your coffee will stay in your cup.

STANDARD GAUGE

The Bangalore Metro is standard gauge, a system used by most metros worldwide. Narrower than the broad gauge, it allows for greater manoeuvrability, easy ride along curves, laying of tracks even on narrow stretches and control. The standard gauge has a track width of 4ft, 8.5inches, or 1,435mm, while the Indian broad gauge is 5ft, 6inches, or 1,676mm.

ROLLING STOCK

The rolling stock (coaches/cars) are three stainless steel-bodied wagons. Though equipped with automated functions, the train will be under the driver's control. The seating capacity per train is approximately 1,000, giving more floor area to standing passengers.
The coaches are world-class, manufactured by Hyundai Rotem Korea and Mitsubishi Electric Company. BEML has the licence to manufacture the coaches in Bangalore. While Mitsubishi supplied the traction for the coaches, Hyundai Rotem supplied the rolling stock and BEML the coaches.

POWER IN THIRD RAIL

Electricity for the train will run on a third rail next to the main track. It has an opening at the bottom at certain points from where the train draws its power. The third rail is covered with a yellow shroud, and a person falling on the track won't be electrocuted. ABB will design, supply, instal and commission four substations to receive and distribute electricity at 66/33 kV, as well as auxiliary and traction substations.
ABB will also provide an integrated network management, or SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system to monitor and control the installations.

TECH AIDS FOR PASSENGERS
Cameras will be installed inside the train as well as stations, and people's movements will be monitored by an operations control centre at Byappanahalli. In case of any help or emergency, the control room will be able to see what went wrong.
Trains will be Wi-Fi enabled, so passengers can use laptops, tablets as well as mobile internet.
Passengers will also have emergency voice communication with train staff through a speaker system. Passengers can press a call button to communicate anything urgent to the driver or control centre. Help will be at hand at the next station.
The integrated control centre will have direct communication with trains and stations which will be CCTV-fitted with visual and audio service information. Bangalore Metro also has automatic train supervision, protection and operation systems -- if there's a train on the same track ahead, the approaching train will sense it and come to a halt at a safe distance.
BMRCL officials told TOI the only aspect that could have been automated but was not, was the opening and closing of doors. "We felt the driver needs to be alert. If everything is automated, the driver need not be in the train. So we've manually given the driver the option to open and close doors," they said.
Ticketing, too, is completely automated with just a swipe of the ticket, token or card at a particular point near the entry and exit, enabling the gates to open and close.

HIGH ON TECH
* Ballastless track system
* Electricity runs on third rail
* Wi-fi enabled coaches, internet access
* Emergency call button
* Voice communication/speaker system between passengers, driver and control centre
* CCTVs inside stations and trains
* Automatic train supervision, safety and protection that will sense another train on the same track and come to a halt
* Stainless steel coaches made by Hyundai Rotem and Mitsubishi
* Automatic ticketing
* Recharge of metro cards through mobiles and SMS, a first in the world
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/10372596.cms
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Old October 16th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #8162
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* Recharge of metro cards through mobiles and SMS, a first in the world

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Is it so? Delhi Metro?
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Old October 16th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #8163
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@strike2---You lucky guy.. There are very few people in the world whose work benefits others.. You are one of them... Many congrats. Hope and heartly wish that you will continue contributing to the larger people cause in the future.
Ya it was nice at that time...those guys who want to implement this cycle tracks are really passionate about the project.....but now back to studying circuits and overhead wires
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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #8164
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About that whitefiled line, will it go via Mahadevpura or Kadugody? Because the former requires lots of property demolition.
What do you mean Kadugodi?? It has to come via Mahadevapura and yeah! a LOT of property will have to go...
Also Byappanahalli to ITPB is 11.5 km via EPIP... 18 km is just bullshit... MG road to ITPB is 18 km (via EPIP ofcourse)
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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #8165
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B'halli to ITPB via EPIP - 11.5 km
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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #8166
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How the hell are they going to to get the viaduct across thr KR Puram bridge?? Where is the space?
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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:38 AM   #8167
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NAMMA METRO IS A GEEK TRAIN

Namma Metro is going to be the best in world .. waiting for 20oct


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...2128833038.cms

Bangalore: You can drink your coffee without spilling a drop: that's how stable the Bangalore Metro will be.

On October 20, when South India's first Metro chugs in, the journey will be one that has used a wide range of the latest technologies used by metro rail systems worldwide. "The Bangalore Metro, in terms of technology, is comparable to any metro rail system in the world -- in Europe, USA or China -- and is even ahead of some of them," BMRCL MD N Sivasailam told TOI
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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #8168
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METRO REPLACES HSRL TO BIA ???

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The government has given inprinciple clearance for the extension of Metro rail from Byappanahalli to Whitefield. This phase 2 of the project will be 18-km long and will have 17 stations.
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) managing director N Sivasailam on Saturday said the state government has approved the detailed project report (DPR) and BMRC will now submit the DPR to the government for final approval in the next two weeks.
There is more good news. The BMRC will have a trunk line of 24km from IIM-B on Bannerghatta Road and Nagawara in North Bangalore, of which 15 km will be underground.
A high-powered panel approved an additional branch line
in Reach 4 to connect RV Road via BTM Layout, Central Silk Board and Electronic City which will culminate at Bommasandra. “The above projects were cleared by a high-powered committee chaired by chief secretary,” he said.
Asked if monorail was essential since the Metro was criss-crossing the city, Sivasailam said while there’s no harm having different types of transport, monorail may generate intellectual property rights (IPR) issues. “While there was a proposal for monorail connectivity from Central Silk Board to Hebbal, it has now come into the folds of Metro,” he said.
SERVICE MAY BE EXTENDED
The Metro train will run up to 10pm. “As of now, it will run only upto 10 pm. Depending on people’s patronage, we can extend till 11pm. We are open to it,” Sivasailam said.
The BMRC has readied a 3D commemorative card as a collectors’ edition for the launch day — October 20. The card will be available at all stations. The BMRC has printed 10,000 such cards and to be priced at Rs 1,000 until stocks last.
METRO REPLACES HSRL TO BIA
The controversial HSRL has been scrapped. The BMRC will now build a Metro rail to the Bangalore International Airport. The High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) proposed by the government was scheduled to run from Cubbon road to BIA.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #8169
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Namma Metro train at Baiyappanahalli

Everything else seems to be fine but the way lights are hung at this station is atrocious.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #8170
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@mahirocks, Its not replaced, only renamed. The train will still reach airport within 30 mins - nice eyewash to keep people calm.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:02 PM   #8171
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Actually, I'd expected this would happen... and I think the monorail will be scrapped too
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@mahirocks, Its not replaced, only renamed. The train will still reach airport within 30 mins - nice eyewash to keep people calm.
They told 50 minutes instead. See my updates hsrl thread..

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The 35 km rail link is estimated to cost about Rs. 5,800 crore and the distance is expected to be covered within 30 minutes with stations at Cubbon Road, Hebbal and Yelahanka. While, a Metro link will take about 50 minutes to cover the same.

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Actually, I'd expected this would happen... and I think the monorail will be scrapped too
It will be altogether different once metro reach 1 opens.. Depending on ridership and any other technical glitches or maintenance costs etc are known.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #8173
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #8174
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They told 50 minutes instead. See my updates hsrl thread..
awww crap, is it the same as Delhi Airport Metro then?
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@Thinktank... what's wrong with the airport link??
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #8176
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Namma Metro is going to be the best in world .. waiting for 20oct


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...2128833038.cms

Bangalore: You can drink your coffee without spilling a drop: that's how stable the Bangalore Metro will be.
Except there will be no eating and drinking allowed on the train!

Looking forward to seeing India's third metro system up and running soon!
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Old October 16th, 2011, 12:46 PM   #8177
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Can anyone tell me where is the third rail in this pic? Is it that yellow one?
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Is it so? Delhi Metro?
Delhi metro doesn't provide a facility to charge smart card from phone. Only way of charging is through customer care or through ticket vending machines. There is a co-branded card of DMRC and Citi bank. I don't know whether it allows online recharge.

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Can anyone tell me where is the third rail in this pic? Is it that yellow one?
Yes.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #8179
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@Thinktank... what's wrong with the airport link??
Nothing wrong, it's just slow. I was thinking if there was a way to get there within 30 mins. Delhi Airport metro covers shorter distance and has more stops but the good thing about it is the baggage check which can be done before boarding the train so that you don't have to stand in long lines at the airport.
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Delhi metro doesn't provide a facility to charge smart card from phone. Only way of charging is through customer care or through ticket vending machines. There is a co-branded card of DMRC and Citi bank. I don't know whether it allows online recharge.



Yes.
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