This paper presents the behaviour of a new metro coach on a newly built track in Kolkata, India. Oscillation trials were conducted using LVDT sensors at different locations to monitor primary and secondary springs compression. Multibody dynamics model is built with actual parameters of coach and track in SIMPACK. The behaviour of the vehicle for given track with elevation and curvature changes has been studied. Vehicle performance has been evaluated based on safety, running behaviour and track fatigue mentioned in UIC 518. Results of primary and secondary spring compressions obtained from field trials and multibody dynamics model have been compared. Coach lateral and vertical acceleration, bogie lateral acceleration, static load at rail wheel contact and derailment coefficient obtained from the multibody dynamics model are discussed. Obtained results were within permission values. Scope of this paper lies in studying the vehicle performance in connection to safety and running behaviour of newly introduced metro in Kolkata.

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