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Jan 19, 2019
12:43PM

Railways planning to replace its passengers trains with MEMU ones

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The Railways is planning to replace its passengers trains with MEMU ones for regional connectivity in the golden quadrilateral as it is expected to reduce journey time and decongest high traffic routes. The Golden Quadrilateral, which connects Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, comprises the most congested routes on the rail network.

Member, Rolling Stock, Railway Board Rajesh Agarwal yesterday said with the introduction of the Mainline Electric Multiple Unit or MEMU train services will be faster.

Passenger trains usually travel between 25 kilometres per hour to 40. On the other hand, the MEMU train has a maximum speed of around 100 kmph averaging at around 50 kmph. 
 
These new MEMU trains will have two toilets in each coach and will be more safer and comfortable than passenger trains. 
 
Railways will produce around 1,200 new MEMU coaches to replace around 300 passenger trains in the golden quadrilateral. Mr Agarwal said that the public transport body has set a target of producing around 6,000 new MEMU coaches in the next five years to completely free the routes from congestion.

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