Date Of Post: 10 Apr, 2018
Chennai: The Southern Railway (SR) has decided to introduce two MEMU (Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit) trains between Chennai Beach & Avadi sections, with attached bio-toilets. The Chennai division of the Southern Railway, recently, has received 2 rakes of MEMU trains, each with 9 coaches.
- A senior railway official,“Compared to the conventional Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) trains, the MEMU trains can accelerate faster and run at a pace of 105 kmph. The trains are also preferred as every coach has toilets.”
- The two MEMU rakes received from Kapurthala are being commissioned at the Avadi car shed.
- The official added,”The electrical fittings and bio-toilets are commissioned in the coaches. After completing due procedures, two rakes will be initially put into operation between Avadi and Chennai Beach. Later they may get extended to Chengalpattu or Kancheepuram.”
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