Mumbai: Railways moves equipment in new AC local to seat 600 more commuters


Mumbai: Railways moves equipment in new AC local to seat 600 more commuters

The second air-conditioned local will have room for 600 more commuters – that’s 10 per cent more than the current capacity of 6,200. The additional room has been created by repositioning power transformers and electrical units.

In conventional locals, every third coach of a 12-car train contains power transformers and electricals, along with seats. In the new local, these go below the coaches.

The Railways is also contemplating changing the seating arrangement to a Metro-like configuration, which will further increase capacity by 35 per cent to over 8,500 commuters.  Read More

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