Southern Railway commenced the operations of a pair of particular trains between Chennai and Coimbatore with new Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) coaches from Sunday.
Practice No. 02675 Chennai– Coimbatore particular practice, which left Dr. MGR Chennai Central Railway Station at 6.10 a.m. on Sunday, arrived at Platform No. 4 of the Coimbatore Junction at 2.05 p.m. Being the inaugural run, the LHB coaches had been adorned with decorations. Equally, Practice No. 02676 Coimbatore – Chennai particular practice with LHB coaches departed from Coimbatore Junction at 3.15 p.m. The pairs of particular trains had 19 new coaches in whole, comprising two AC Chair Vehicles, 13 Second Class Chair Vehicles and 4 Normal Second Class coaches.
Railway officers mentioned that 9 pairs of trains originating/terminating in Coimbatore Junction have been supplied with LHB rakes, thus far. These coaches are lighter in weight, have higher aesthetics, possess the next pace potential and higher carrying capability (variety of passengers per coach) when in comparison with the previous ICF coaches.
Furthermore, LHB coaches have improved security options such because the anti-climbing system, the place the coaches don’t climb on high of one another in case of a collision and minimise the potential of passenger accidents.