RCF Kapurthala rolls out stainless steel 3 phase MEMU rake

Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala has rolled out the first-ever three-phase Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) rake to Asansol MEMU Shed, Eastern Railways. The rake comprising 12 coaches was rolled out in the presence of Ashesh Agrawal, General Manager, RCF. These coaches will be put in service after the performance trial. The electrics in the coaches have been provided by M/s. BHEL.

Explaining the modifications, the GM said, “The coaches have a stainless steel body with better acceleration than conventional MEMU coaches. Ethernet-based Train Control and Management system (TCMS) has been provided which offers precise train control besides Rescue Drive Mode (RDM) feature which limits the train speed to 60 km/h in case of any failure in Train Network. The driver motor coach has an aerodynamic nose front with an air-conditioned driver’s cab and an ergonomically designed driver desk. Low maintenance is the key feature of these coaches as compared to conventional MEMU coaches.”