West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.21

Metro: Non-AC rakes junked

The Metro Railway, Calcutta, on Sunday formally bade farewell to non-AC rakes, some of which have been in service since its inception as the country's first underground railway in 1984. The Calcu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.19

New trains with a history of snags

The new trains billed as the future of Calcutta Metro have been riddled with snags before and after starting commercial runs. The first two rakes from Integral Coach Factory had arrived in July 2017 b...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.19

Two AC rakes join Metro fleet after two-year wait

Two air-conditioned rakes built for Metro Railway by a Tamil Nadu factory have finally started their commercial run, almost two years after arriving in Calcutta.The rakes, which had reached Calcutta f...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.19

Lesson not learnt in awarding rake contracts

A railway-owned factory with no experience in making Metro coaches has been given a contract to build six new rakes for the north-south and East-West Metro, officials said.The Railway Board decided to...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

Calcutta Metro coach makers to send team from Tamil Nadu

A team of engineers from the Integral Coach Factory in Tamil Nadu is expected to visit Calcutta this week to try and fix the problems plaguing the five new rakes of Metro Railway.The affected rakes ha...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

Why you seldom get an AC Metro in Calcutta

Cool comfort is eluding many Metro Railway passengers at the height of summer because two new air-conditioned rakes have been found unfit to ferry people and fear of snags has restricted the use of ot...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.19

Old rakes beyond repair, new ones ‘idle’

Metro Railway’s old and overworked fleet of non-AC rakes are “beyond maintenance” after 25 to 30 years of service, but the transport lifeline has been forced to retain them at the risk of freque...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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