In order to avoid accidents due to brake failure or human errors at stations, the Indian Railway has installed dead end buffers that are capable of stopping a moving train.
The move will help the national transporter to protect the rolling stock as well as passengers in case a train fails to stop at the platform.
According to the Western Railway zone, the newly developed buffer is based on hydro pneumatic principle of shock absorbing. With 1254 KJ capacity of energy absorption, the buffer has been designed to arrest a 15 car EMU train (1300 MT mass) at a speed of 5 km per hour. One of its unique features is that its characteristics change according to operational needs. Read more
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