Now, Enjoy Jerk-Free Rides on Premium Indian trains! Here’s How

Indian Railways is finally ready to offer a jerk-free experience to people travelling on premium trains. This has been made possible with the introduction of a new version of the Centre Buffer Couplers (CBC) – the equipment used to attach train coaches.

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According to an IE report “Indian Railways has managed to retrofit all its LHB (Linke-Hoffmann-Busch) stock – over 5,000 coaches, including all the 42 rakes of Rajdhani Express.”

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The unstable nature of the couplers was the root cause of jerks in all the premium trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, etc. Moreover, they posed a safety issue as well.

Rajesh Agrawal, Railway Board Member Rolling Stock, said, “To use regenerative/dynamic braking at speeds above 30 kmph, drivers are being counselled in order to completely smoothen the draft/buffing forces. Semi-automatic couplings will also be planned for trains like Vande Bharat Express.”