Showing posts from October, 2017

About – Trainsets

In India we are familiar to only on system of trains that is a locomotive leading the coaches (I say it as leading power system). This system is neither safe,fast nor efficient. For the replacement of these few countries have introduced Trainset System. 
Trainset system train used in paris. What are Trainsets? Trainsets are just coaches having their own traction motors for each pair of wheels which are controlled by a controller system present in the first and/or last coach in the set. Why they are fast? It is quite simple to answer this. The individual traction motors makes the power distribution good so the momentum transfer from locomotive to coaches is not required hence the speed becomes good. Other featuresGood Acceleration : Because they have individual traction motors they are good in acceleration.Safer than leading power system : The change in momentum is negligible when train stops or starts so there is low probability of shocks as well they derail (due to emergency braking)…

Special Rajdhani Express from New Delhi to Mumbai, no flexi -fare for it.

The Railways introduced a new Special Bandra-Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express thrice a week (M W F) from. October 17,2017 and for the return journey i.e Hazrat Nizamuddin-Bandra Rajdhani Express (T T S) from October 18,2017. The Inaugural Special shall run from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Bandra Terminus tomorrow i.e. October 16,2017 at 04:15 pm (1615 hrs) . Key Points :This train will have stoppages at Kota, Vadodara and Surat stations only.Comprises of 1 first AC2 second AC  and 12 third AC coaches and 1 pantry car.Fare will be 20% more than Rajdhani Base Fare.The train shall not have the flexi-fare system unlike any other Rajdhanis.The power (locomotive) of the train would be twin WAP 5.Rail Minister said "To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers and to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between two metros Delhi and Mumbai, Railways is introducing a new Special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai from October 16." Time Tables :04006/Haz…

India – Switzerland MoU on cooperation in Rail sector.

In the cabinet meeting held today (04 October, 2017) decision on MoU between India and Switzerland in the rail sector was been apprised. The major points of the Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India and Federal department of Environment,Transport, Energy and Communication of Swiss Confederation which was been signed on 31stAugust, 2017 : Tilting Trains : Tilting trains that are really prominent for high speed in Switzerland and other countries which used the technology. The Tilting trains have a unique feature of tilting of the coach while the wheels and bogie remain on track, so the train must not be slowed on a curve.EMU and rolling stock : The modern EMU and rolling stock manufactured in Switzerland would be manufactured in India with the sharing of technologies.Railway Station Modernisation : The Stations would be redeveloped with the help of Swiss Companies (for few stations).Traction Rolling StockTraction Propulsion EquipmentModern Freight and P…