Berlin / Delhi – The first rail car of a brand new metro fleet for Delhi, India has touched down in the Indian capital on February 26, 2009. The inaugural BOMBARDIER MOVIA metro vehicle, the first of a 424-car fleet being built by Bombardier for customer Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC), travelled to its new home aboard an Antonov An-124 cargo plane.
The MOVIA fleet will play a vital role in increasing sustainable mobility for India’s capital and will transport an impressive 4 million passengers every day.
The rail car, weighing a hefty 45 tons, left Bombardier’s production site in Görlitz, Germany. It was taken by special road transportation to Parchim airport, Germany, where it was loaded onto the Antonov.
The 22.5 meter long and 3.2 meter wide metro car was received with celebrations and high media interest in Delhi.
The first 36 vehicles for DMRC will be built in Goerlitz, Germany and the following 388 cars in Savli, India, where Bombardier has recently inaugurated a modern railway vehicle manufacturing facility.
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