First Orange Line Metro train rolls out

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Published: May 16, 2017
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The first of 27 trains designed for the Orange Line Metro in Lahore rolled off the production line in central China’s Hunan province on Monday. PHOTO: China Xinhua News

The first of 27 trains designed for the Orange Line Metro in Lahore rolled off the production line in central China’s Hunan province on Monday. PHOTO: China Xinhua News

BEIJING: The first of 27 trains designed for the Orange Line Metro in Lahore rolled off the production line in central China’s Hunan province on Monday.

The train with five coaches designed for the 25.58 km Orange Line Metro was being produced by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd, official source said here. An energy-saving air-conditioning system suitable for the constant high summer temperature in Pakistan has been designed and installed in the train.

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The design combines the national flower of Pakistan and the shape of the dome of the Badshahi Mosque while heat-resistant bogies increase durability, said an engineer of the company.

The train designed for maximum operational speed of around 80 km per hour will be delivered in July. The remaining 26 will be handed over to authorities by the end of the year.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2017.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • salman
    May 16, 2017 - 4:08PM

    Good.Recommend

  • kashig
    May 17, 2017 - 2:37PM

    goodRecommend

  • Ali S
    May 17, 2017 - 4:11PM

    Question is will it keep running after a month (given the Chinese’s propensity for substandard manufacturing, particularly when it comes to less-discerning clients like Punjab government).Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Jul 28, 2017 - 1:56AM

    The news is of May 16th 2017, what is the latest. Exp.Trib should avoid such material to fill the pages.Recommend

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