Bangalore (SBC): Alstom Transport successfully commissioned the signaling and control system for the new section of Bangalore metro (popularly known as Namma Metro) starting from Peenya Industry to Nagasandra station. This section, which is 3.5kms long with three stations and is an extension of already opened section of the green line of Bangalore Metro, entered commercial service on 1st May 2015. The section was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah and Hon’ble Union Minister for Urban Development, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu at Peenya in Bangalore.
Alstom Transport has successfully carried out the design, supply, installation and commissioning of signalling and train control system on this section. Alstom and its consortium partners, were awarded the contract for providing the control and signaling system for the Bangalore metro, in 2009. The overall scope for the contract covered design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of modern signaling train control and telecommunication systems for two corridor lines (42 km, 40 stations). It also included the supply of two depots, one Operation Control Centre (OCC) and one Back up Operation Control Center (BCC).
Alstom especially supplied its Automatic Train Control System “Urbalis”. A global urban network management solution, Urbalis automatically controls train movements, optimizing traffic flows and intervals between trains, guaranteeing passenger safety and improving the commercial efficiency of the line. It ensures optimal safety, flexible operations and heightened passenger comfort. This fully proven solution has been successfully deployed in many cities in the world. In India, Alstom has supplied the same solution to New Delhi metro line 1 and 2 and their extensions.
This milestone is a clear illustration of Alstom’s commitment to develop India’s urban transport infrastructure as the country embarks on its rail expansion initiatives. It also showcased Alstom’s highly competitive and dedicated engineering team in Bangalore, capable of executing global projects for urban & mainline signaling.