Lucknow Metro Rail to start Commercial Operations from March 26, trials on Full Swing till Charbagh

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has started the metro train trials in full swing covering the entire stretch of about 8.5 km from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, which is scheduled for opening on March 26, 2017.

The train for the first time travelled beyond Mawaiya and reached up to Charbagh last week. The train is now covering the entire stretch of 8.5 km of the priority corridor which has been erected in just 2 years.

During these trials, the interface of the metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done.

Later on, in stages, the new signalling technology to be implemented on this corridor and Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) will also undergo rigorous testing.

Metro officials said, “The response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during the trials. The behaviour of the track system and the Over Head Electrification (OHE) will be checked repeatedly.”

This particular section from Transport Nagar till Charbagh consists of eight elevated stations – Transport Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Shringar Nagar, Alambagh, Alambagh ISBT, Mawaiya, Durgapuri and Charbagh. Civil work on all stations is complete and finishing activities are in progress. Gradually, the trial runs will be expanded to the other parts of the entire corridor.

Lucknow Metro is gradually progressing towards the completion of civil work on all its corridors. It also achieved maximum speed certificate from RDSO recently to run the train at 90 km per hour. Trial runs are continuing in this section under the supervision of RDSO since February’s last week.