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Old Yesterday, 05:51 PM   #17441
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Since I was young, they have been talking of non-telescoping bogies, fire retardant materials etc. but looks like everything is on paper.
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Old Yesterday, 06:08 PM   #17443
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Since I was young, they have been talking of non-telescoping bogies, fire retardant materials etc. but looks like everything is on paper.

We have the LHB coach which is anti telescopic and uses fire retardant materials....it also has good features like you cannot use the toilet until the train reaches a certain speed and reduction in noise, aluminium construction, etc......it is used on the MAS-CBE shadapti.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 PM   #17444
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LHB coaches are neither advanced ones.. When world has moved to EMU intercity trains 2 decades before, IR is replacing/claiming LHB as advanced coaches which is actually 3-4 decades old technology in developed or even developing world..

Now IR replacing many prime trains with LHB coaches, then imagine when we will get EMU Intercity trains! It is talk for past 5yrs and after new gvt took over, there was only news for past 1yr that they are going to give orders for importing EMU intercity trains.. let us keep our fingers crossed when those EMU intercity trains will see the tracks.

But by the time we replace our coaches from LHB to EMU intercity trains type rakes, world might have seen some advanced rail technology!
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Old Today, 06:24 AM   #17445
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With the losses railways faces and with our corrupted government, EMU intercity is. Or gonna happen in the next 10 years.....LHB is something better than nothing, honestly!!
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Old Today, 07:32 AM   #17446
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LHB coaches are neither advanced ones.. When world has moved to EMU intercity trains 2 decades before, IR is replacing/claiming LHB as advanced coaches which is actually 3-4 decades old technology in developed or even developing world..

Now IR replacing many prime trains with LHB coaches, then imagine when we will get EMU Intercity trains! It is talk for past 5yrs and after new gvt took over, there was only news for past 1yr that they are going to give orders for importing EMU intercity trains.. let us keep our fingers crossed when those EMU intercity trains will see the tracks.

But by the time we replace our coaches from LHB to EMU intercity trains type rakes, world might have seen some advanced rail technology!
ICF rolling out MEMU ac coaches and non ac coaches. They should priorities these for short distance intercity trains. I think except for the front and back motor coach rest of the technology is the same for Loco driven and MEMU coaches, They have to build a MEMU coach on LHB platform and try it in the Shatbati trains.
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Old Today, 10:48 AM   #17447
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Memu runs on several passenger trains on electrified sections, for eg: erode-Coimbatore. Several major routes are still not electrified, let alone doubled. Trichy-Karur has to be electrified so that memu can be driven instead of demu.
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Memu runs on several passenger trains on electrified sections, for eg: erode-Coimbatore. Several major routes are still not electrified, let alone doubled. Trichy-Karur has to be electrified so that memu can be driven instead of demu.
In terms of capacity I think there is no difference between MEMU and DEMU.

They have put some chair car coaches in a MEMU and try to run trains like Trichy - Tirunelveli intercity or Chennai- Madurai Vaigai/ Pallavan express. Given the average of 51 kmph MEMU can easily do that speed.
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In terms of capacity I think there is no difference between MEMU and DEMU.



They have put some chair car coaches in a MEMU and try to run trains like Trichy - Tirunelveli intercity or Chennai- Madurai Vaigai/ Pallavan express. Given the average of 51 kmph MEMU can easily do that speed.

Memu should be preferred over demu not for capacity but efficiency and cost....demu can never accelerate as quick as memu, though it is also quick..
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ICF rolling out MEMU ac coaches and non ac coaches. They should priorities these for short distance intercity trains. I think except for the front and back motor coach rest of the technology is the same for Loco driven and MEMU coaches, They have to build a MEMU coach on LHB platform and try it in the Shatbati trains.
ICF rolled out DEMU AC Coaches, so far they didnt roll out any MEMU AC coaches.. the problem with ICF is again vintage look appearance for the coaches and they are fit for passenger train operation and not for super fast or Shatabdi/AC express speed operation. So still long way to go!!
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Tamil Nadu’s biggest rail infra project Villupuram Dindigul track doubling project to be commissioned in batches before 2016 end


Disgusting to know that SG is not suporting the land acquisition for Chennai - Maduria double track.....
Cant we have single window clearance for land acquistion for railways or some specail attention to railway projects by SG? These SG people are tlaking about bullet trains in Chennai Madurai section.....
If this doubling succeeds, then SG can't run its favourite SETC & TNSTC buses.

Doubled track means faster travel, more trains, and better rush clearance during festivals. Trains are cheaper too.

If doubling suceeds, SG's CM can't flamboyantly launch those special buses during festivals, etc.

More trains means less profit to SETC and in TN, SG is cunning and will support only SETC.
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Old Today, 05:19 PM   #17453
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If this doubling succeeds, then SG can't run its favourite SETC & TNSTC buses.

Doubled track means faster travel, more trains, and better rush clearance during festivals. Trains are cheaper too.

If doubling suceeds, SG's CM can't flamboyantly launch those special buses during festivals, etc.

More trains means less profit to SETC and in TN, SG is cunning and will support only SETC.
Apart from this SG is not getting the required politicla mileage from Indian railway projects.... this is one of the main reason.. Is there any annonuncement made by any major political parties during election rallies in TN?
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I agree that state gvt not concentrating on doubling LA issues.. but once double line is available, railways will run rains of trains in a bogus!

MAS-SA-ED-TUP-CBE is sitting on FEDL for more than 30years, did we receive rain of trains?? or bus transportation stopped or gone down there since we go FEDL 3 decades ago? Chennai day Intercity, Shatabadi are the only daily trains that got introduced in this sector for past 20 years from Chennai. Palani express has PQ even for Salem, so that does not count for MAS-CBE Mainline, MS-SA exp takes other route, MS-MAQ satisfies other section... Agree that coach numbers has gone up, above said trains have reduced the load..But imagining FEDL will bring rain of trains or decrease the running time to great extent is quite over confidence on railways. It will help in maintaining punctuality of existing trains.

Renigunta-Guntakal doubling part of Chennai-Mumbai FEDL was completed long back, SCR didn't even reduce the running time of Mumbai trains from TN/Chennai even by 5min. So let us not dream that running time will come down to a great extent once we have FEDL to Madurai. At max, Vaigai can do 7hrs 30min and definitely not below that. And a Shatabdi will cover it 6hrs 45min-7hrs.

TN politicos boosting SETC/TNSTC is another funny imagination.. they are not introducing AC buses in SETC since politicos are fearing of loosing their Omni bus market!
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Automated Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) installed by Salem Division, Southern Railway/ தெற்கு ரயில்வே சேலம் கோட்ட ரயில் நிலையங்களில் தானியங்கி பயணச்சீட்டு வழங்கும் கருவி

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As the first step in using technology to achieve the mission of “Operation Five Minutes”, Salem Division, Southern Railway has installed Automated Ticket Vending Machines (ATVM) to ensure that the rail passengers get their unreserved tickets just in 5 minutes.

15 such ATVMs have been installed in 9 major stations of Salem Division, such as Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruppur, Karur, Athur, Chinna Salem, etc., These ATVMs are functioning in the said stations on trial basis and will be dedicated on 26th May, 2015, the starting day of the Passengers/Rail Users’ Fortnight, which is being observed up to 9th June, 2015.

The ATVMs will be operational 24 hours, which are provided with user friendly touch screen. A passenger can buy Second Class unreserved tickets for the Mail/Express/Super Fast Express trains from the station where the ATVM is installed, to any station, and platform tickets. Season tickets can also be renewed using the ATVM. Tickets can be cancelled before they got printed.

To get tickets through the ATVM, the passenger should buy Smart Cards, which are priced at Rs.100/- of which Rs.50/- will be refundable Security Deposit. The recharge of these Smart Cards can be done at the exclusive counters available in the stations. Top up/recharge can be done for a minimum of Rs.20/- and then, in multiples of Rs.50/- up to a maximum of Rs.5,000/- per card. The smart card can be used by anybody and are therefore transferrable. There is no need to submit any document for purchase of these Smart Cards. The recharge of the Smart Card should be done at least once a year, to keep it valid. 5% bonus will be added to the value of the Smart Cards at the time of recharge/purchase, subject to certain conditions. It effectively means a concession of 5% on the ticket value.

Ways to get a ticket using Automated Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM)
Place the Smart Card on the sensor
Choose the language and zone
Choose destination, route and type
Select No. of adults/children and press “Ticket”
Verify details and press “Print” to collect the ticket
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If this doubling succeeds, then SG can't run its favourite SETC & TNSTC buses.

Doubled track means faster travel, more trains, and better rush clearance during festivals. Trains are cheaper too.

If doubling suceeds, SG's CM can't flamboyantly launch those special buses during festivals, etc.

More trains means less profit to SETC and in TN, SG is cunning and will support only SETC.
It is at least a 3 more years from now (Chennai to Madurai - laying, testing & implementation). By that time, the requirements will be more than now. The speed of SETC would be increased. Volvo & Mercedes buses will be introduced. Better Add On services.

TN always prefer buses to trains (unlike other states like Kerala). Can get down near home or access to nearest or next connectivity. Railways don't have local connectivity. Last minute arrangements. Doubling cannot be done on all tracks. Madurai to Kanyakumari will be completed in next 5 years.

Most people travel in railways for less fare. Next Family comfort. Only few other reasons.
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Above map has errors... How Shoranur is directly connected to CBE? Palghat Jn should come before Shoranur.

Why can't these ATVM get designed so that directly accepting Visa/Master debit/credit cards?? It would be easy rather than buying/recharging with separate smart cards right?
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