Namma Metro's yellow line springs surprise with trial run
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Namma Metro's yellow line springs surprise with trial run

Before the trial run, the train had been assembled and transported to the test track at the Hebbagodi depot for static and electrical circuit testing.

Jitendra Jha, the BMRCL's Project Manager for Rolling Stock, had informed that they were working overtime to clear obstacles from the Yellow Line track to prepare it for the trial run.

It was mentioned that the train underwent 37 tests in the following four months, followed by various tests over the next 45 days to integrate the signalling, telecommunications, and power supply systems.

It was explained that the train was equipped with Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology, eliminating the need for a loco pilot. It was also stated that all driverless trains would be seamlessly integrated with the signalling system, allowing them to "communicate with each other" and preventing collisions, as per the BMRCL.

Additional features were highlighted, including Artificial Intelligence-based track monitoring and obstacle and derailment detection.

Although civil construction and track-laying on the Yellow Line (RV Road-Bommasandra, 19.15 km) had been completed long ago, the absence of trains had caused a delay in commercial operations.

The BMRCL expressed its intention to open the line by the end of the year after receiving seven trains from CRRC.

Before the trial run, the train had been assembled and transported to the test track at the Hebbagodi depot for static and electrical circuit testing. Jitendra Jha, the BMRCL's Project Manager for Rolling Stock, had informed that they were working overtime to clear obstacles from the Yellow Line track to prepare it for the trial run. It was mentioned that the train underwent 37 tests in the following four months, followed by various tests over the next 45 days to integrate the signalling, telecommunications, and power supply systems. It was explained that the train was equipped with Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology, eliminating the need for a loco pilot. It was also stated that all driverless trains would be seamlessly integrated with the signalling system, allowing them to communicate with each other and preventing collisions, as per the BMRCL. Additional features were highlighted, including Artificial Intelligence-based track monitoring and obstacle and derailment detection. Although civil construction and track-laying on the Yellow Line (RV Road-Bommasandra, 19.15 km) had been completed long ago, the absence of trains had caused a delay in commercial operations. The BMRCL expressed its intention to open the line by the end of the year after receiving seven trains from CRRC.

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