Bombardier Transportation recently celebrated the delivery of the 800th BOMBARDIERMOVIA metro car to India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). Together in partnership, Delhi Metro and Bombardier have been supporting Delhi’s National Capital Region’s ambitious expansion plans since 2007 and the new metros have delivered a huge capacity boost to Delhi’s metro network. The 800th metro car left Bombardier’s state-of-the-art railway vehicle manufacturing site at Savli near Vadodara, India and it will now undergo rigorous testing and commissioning processes before starting passenger service.
The new modern, high-capacity MOVIA metro vehicles for Delhi Metro integrate some of the world's most advanced mobility technologies such as the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system and the BOMBARDIERFLEXX Metro 3000 bogies, an extremely robust and reliable design specifically adapted to suit Delhi’s infrastructure. The new vehicles accommodate up to 740 more passengers and once configured into eight-car trainsets, carry as many as 2,960 passengers per train on three of Delhi’s busiest metro lines.