The Bengaluru metro system, commonly called the Namma Metro, is being built in stages. Phase 1 was made operational in June 2017 and has a daily ridership of 450,000. The system covers 42.3 km and serves 40 stations, with lines running north/south and east/west. The currently under construction Phase 2, plans to cover 72.1 km and add two new lines that will further extend the system on its existing grid. The 18.8 km on the Yellow Line that will be equipped with Siemens Mobility CBTC technology will have 16 elevated stations.
The Siemens Mobility high-performance CBTC system lets operators maximize their network capacity and throughput. The radio-based technology provides real-time data on vehicle position and speed conditions, allowing system operators to safely increase the number of vehicles on a rail line. Additionally, the technology precisely locates each train on the tracks and controls speed, improving safety for riders and employees, while also providing the ability for continuous updates on system status that results in fewer delays and up-to-date travel information.
The Siemens Mobility CBTC solution is the most extensively deployed automatic train control system and is used by operators around the world, like Sao Paulo, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, and New York.