All Shatabdi Express Trains under Northern Railway have been fitted with modern couplers

All Shatabdi Express Trains under Northern Railway have been fitted with modern couplers

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Date of Post: 12 Dec, 2018

Indian Railways’ fleet of Shatabdi Express and Rajdhani Express trains will offer a jerk-free journey to passengers from March 2019, officials said. All the Shatabdi Express trains departing from New Delhi have been fitted with modern couplers, a senior Railway official said.

More Information:

  • The official said,”As of now, all the Shatabdi Express trains under Northern Railways have already received this upgrade.”
  • “The old couplers in all of its premium train fleet of Rajdhanis and Shatabdis will be replaced by March 2019,” he added.
  • A coupler is a device that connects coaches with each other.
  • The railways is changing the age-old couplers with newly developed Centre Buffer Coupler (CBC) with balanced draft gear, according to the official.
  • The standard coupler on connecting LHB coaches had some issues which resulted in jerks during rides, the official said.
  • The new version of the CBC has high-capacity shock absorbers which ensure that jerks are not felt in case of braking and during acceleration, resulting in making the ride smoother for passengers.
  • After changing the old couplers from the fleet of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains, the upgradation process for other trains will be undertaken, he said.
  • Since 2017, the Indian Railways, while focusing on enhancing on-board passenger amenities and comfort, has taken a massive upgradation work of its stock under Project ‘Swarn’ and ‘Utkarsh’, with many features such as modular toilets and cleaner coaches.

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