Bengaluru Metro to become highly efficient with Alstom’s advanced CBTC signalling system

This is the third contract for Alstom with BMRCL. The company is currently providing traction and power supply electrification for the 33-kilometre extension to Bangalore Metro under Phase 2.

Bengaluru Metro to become highly efficient with Alstom’s advanced CBTC signalling system

Bengaluru Metro will get a boost with Alstom’s automated Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system for the upcoming Phase -2 project. The latest technology development will significantly reduce travel time, traffic congestion, and CO2 emissions for the Bengaluru transportation system.

This is the third contract for Alstom with BMRCL. The company is currently providing traction and power supply electrification for the 33-kilometre extension to Banglore Metro under Phase 2.

This project aims to cater to the three major corridors of the Bengaluru metropolitan region, by linking the critical junction at Silk Board on the Outer Ring Road (2A) to the Kempegowda International Airport (2B) via KR Puram.

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Reach-6 will connect Bannerghatta Road to Nagavara with interchanges at MG Road (Purple Line which connects to Whitefield); and the yellow line at Jayadeva Hospital & the Blue Line at Nagavara.

Highlights of the Solutions to be Delivered to Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 – Reach 6, 2A & 2B:

At the core is Alstom’s world-leading CBTC technology, enabling driverless operation offering an exceptional level of service across the combined line length of 80.39 km, this project is expected to alleviate traffic congestion in the city by minimizing travel time by at least 50%, reducing CO2 emissions, and making a substantial contribution to the expanding public infrastructure of India’s Silicon Valley.

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Alstom’s rail cyber security solution, backed by a secure and certified development process, will deliver an efficient answer to emerging cyber threats by safeguarding the backbone of modern transportation.

To enhance passenger safety, full-height platform screen doors (PSDs) will be installed at all underground stations on the Reach-6 corridor and the Airport line terminal, and half-height platform screen gates (PSGs) will be installed at one at-grade station (2B corridor).

PSDs at underground stations can lead to significant energy savings by reducing air-conditioning needs. This will be the first implementation of platform screen doors on Bengaluru Metro corridors.

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