Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Tue Jan 22 06:33:12 IST
Post BlogPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 3557221
Posted: Jun 21 2018 (14:53)

No Responses Yet
Rail News
KM/Kolkata Metro
Jun 21 2018 (14:52)   East West Metro’s six-car rake takes first test run at depot

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   42431 news posts
Entry# 3557221   News Entry# 342236         Tags   Past Edits
KOLKATA: Even as the city was swept by the much-awaited thundershower on Wednesday, a six-car train of East-West Metro was taken out on its first test run around Salt Lake’s maintenance depot.
The test run within the upkeep-cum-parking hub for the East West Metro coaches at Salt Lake Central Park was a routine affair, engineers claimed. But it created quite a flutter among the workers as the rainwashed stainless rake was driven out of the stabling line around noon. “Within the depot, a series of tests must be conducted at static and running status. The electrical charging on the third rail inside the depot had to be checked,” said a source. The train was driven around slowly at not more than 15kmph
for around 1.5km.
Electrical engineers and officials of KMRC, which is implementing the Rs 8,475-crore Metro project, received the first two sets of cars from Bengaluru-based Bharat Earth Movers Limited on April 24 and May 7. For now, the officials are trying to complete a significant part of the tests required to ensure a smooth trial run next month and then the launch of the truncated 6km commercial operation between Salt Lake’s Sector V and Stadium in October.
For the full-fledged trail run expected in July, the train, after several routine test runs inside the depot, will be lifted to the viaduct through a ramp connecting the depot to the Central Park station. “On completion of electrical and signalling work and integration of these systems, trial run will begin,” an official said. During trial run, trains are operated back and forth to test the working of various systems. “This exercise will continue till the operations begin after Commissioners of Metro Rail Safety gives the green signal,” he said.
Before the trial run, a lot of tests, like that of gauge, traction and brake system and signalling, along with the electromagnetic compatibility check, have to be carried out. Last-minute touches are being given to the six stations between Sector V and Salt Lake Stadium.

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Fri Feb 1
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Wed Feb 6
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Thu Feb 21
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Wed May 22


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4200970
    Jan 18 (10:12PM)

    @all: This is to formally announce the END of the RailCal app. Due to the information blockade, the app has lost its value, and has been rendered completely useless. We are unable to support RailCal anymore. Sorry to disappoint our users. . RailCal has already been taken off the Google PlayStore. So once...
  • Entry# 4188821
    Jan 06 (02:19AM)

    @all: At this time, the PNR Forum is functioning again, albeit at a greatly reduced volume and efficiency. Refreshing PNRs is a very cumbersome affair. We may expect this to end as well, eventually, as the Govt. tightens these controls further. At IRI, we CANNOT waste any more time on this fruitless...
  • Entry# 4187635
    Jan 05 (01:47AM)

    The following changes are being introduced to keep the PNR Forum functioning. . 1. A "bookmarklet" called "PNR Refresh" has been created. Just Copy/Paste a small piece of text into your browser bookmarks. The bookmarklet will be available by morning. . 2. When you click on Post/Update/Refresh PNR, you will be taken to the Official...
  • Entry# 4180488
    Jan 02 (11:57AM)

    @all: The PNR Forum as we know it is OVER. The official website has unilaterally decided to thoroughly block and shut down all access to PNR info. We had put in MANY, many years of PAINSTAKING effort to develop the PNR Prediction infrastructure, and our Sr. Legendary Members have helped countless people...
  • Entry# 4135478
    Dec 22 2018 (12:58PM)

    Starting Monday, we shall be starting the slow Test rollout of our new app - called RailFan. . What is RailFan? It is expected that RailFan will be the future of the IRI site for mobile phones. A full dedicated offline-capable messaging/blogging app, encompassing all the features of the IRI site. The RailFan app...
  • Entry# 4073462
    Dec 06 2018 (12:50PM)

    There are some minor changes to the PNR Forum: 1. The main PNR feed will only show UN-predicted (by you) PNRs which are coming in. However, if there are replies, the PNR will show and will bubble to the top. Once you predict the PNR, it will go away from the main...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy