Bombardier has opened a new Rail Control Solutions (RCS) engineering and product development (EAPD) office in Gurgaon, Delhi National Capital region (NCR) in India.
The new office will focus on product development, testing, networking and cyber security.
The facility expands the company’s global network of specialised centres, which develop and design products for its latest rail control systems delivered across the world.
Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions division president Peter Cedervall said: “We are pleased to expand our presence and investment in India with this state-of-the-art centre which will support our product development activities for customers locally and globally.
“Our goal to grow the team significantly over the next two years reflects our commitment to develop local talent, also key to constantly innovate and improve our solutions.”
Bombardier previously provided signalling and train control systems for Delhi Metro with more than 130km of line delivered or in progress.
Last year, the company had opened a dedicated RCS rail control project delivery centre in Gurgaon.
The company is also providing its Cityflo 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) system for Line 7 of Delhi Metro, which is the first driverless unattended mass transit system in India.
Recently, a new contract for the Bombardier Cityflo 650 CBTC system was awarded for a 5km extension of Delhi Metro’s Line 3.
Cityflo 350 train control and signalling system is operating on two lines of the Delhi Metro, covering 39km with further extensions in delivery covering 35km.
The company has also offered traffic management systems for Mumbai’s Western and Central Railways, where the train service covers almost 800km of track across both networks.
In June, Bombardier secured a Rs15bn ($228m) order from Delhi Metro Rail to deliver 162 Movia metro cars.
The new trains will increase the number of DMRC’s existing fleet of Movia metros from 614 to 776 vehicles.
Delivery of the new vehicles is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2016 and is expected to end in early 2018.
Source : Bombardier