Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Drivers To Get Specialised Training On Japanese Simulators


The drivers and other staff of India’s first bullet train will get specialised training from Japanese made state of the art simulators to learn how to drive high speed trains.

The training simulators will help the drivers, conductors, instructors and train/rolling stock maintenance staff to understand the driving theory of high speed trains, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), the implementing agency of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Corridor project, said in a statement on Saturday (16 July).

It shall also be possible to conduct training for single driver, single conductor as well as collective training of driver, conductor and despatcher together on the simulators, the NHSRCL said.

“The NHSRCL has issued a Letter of Acceptance for design, manufacturing, supply and commissioning of training simulators of HSR train to be used for training purpose in the HSR Training Institute of Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR) in Vadodara, Gujarat where a sample track is already installed for training purpose,” NHSRCL said.

The package is awarded to Mitsubishi Precision Company Limited, Japan, at a cost of Rs 201.21 crore. The time period for the supply of the simulator is 28 months from commencement of the contract, the agency said.

According to NHSRCL, two types of simulators will be installed in the training institute at Vadodara under the scope of this package – train set simulator for crew training and simulators (classroom type) for driver consoles which can be used by 10 trainees and an instructor.

The driving console of MAHSR Train will be simulated with motion platform, the NHSRCL said.