DMRC starts trial runs of six-coach trains on Gurgaon Line

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) Passengers on the busy GurgaonLine metro can hope to have a much more comfortable ride soonwith the DMRC today starting trial runs of six-coach trains onthe route.

The Delhi Metro will run trial services of six-coachtrains before actually putting them on service so as tofacilitate smooth transition.

"These trial runs are being conducted to ensure fullsafety of the Rolling Stock, Signalling, Electrical and othersystems of these six coach trains," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayalsaid.

Currently, only Line 3 (Dwarka Sec 21-Noida CityCentre/Anand Vihar) has six-coach trains.

There will be a change in the stopping point on theplatform for the six coach trains. However, all four-coachtrains on this line will continue to stop at the normalstopping point, a DMRC official said.

The Delhi Metro introduced the first ever six coach Metrotrain into passenger services on December 23, 2010 on Line 3and 4 (Dwarka Sector 21�Noida City Centre and (Dwarka Sector21-Anand Vihar ISBT). At present, a total of five six-coachtrains are running on this line.

By the end of 2011, there will be 95 six coach trains (93broad gauge and two standard gauge) in the Delhi Metronetwork. Of the total 208 trains, 113 will be four coach,Dayal said.

On Line 2 (Jahangirpuri�HUDA City Centre), there will be54 six-coach trains by the end of 2011, he said.

Similarly, on Line 3 and 4 (Dwarka Sector 21�Noida CityCentre and Anand Vihar ISBT) there will be 39 six-coach trainsand on Line-6 (Central Secretariat�Badarpur) there will be twosix-coach trains by this year end, he said.

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