Railways to Upgrade Mail Express Trains; 3AC Coaches to be Increased

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Railways is operating only special trains and Shramik special trains in the country. However, in a welcome move, the national transporter has announced a major change that will take place in passenger trains once they resume operations.

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According to official reports, the national transporter is all set to upgrade the traditional coaches of the mail express trains to Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches. These LHB coaches are famous for combining modern comfort with an attractive appearance.

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Increased seating, lesser weight

These German-made LHB coaches weigh a lot less than traditional train coaches. Due to this, the risk of them derailing or meeting with accidents reduces significantly.


Moreover, while regular coaches have a seating capacity of 72, LHB coaches can seat up to 80 people.

More 3AC coaches

This new facility will bring a huge relief to 3AC passengers as Railways is planning to increase 3AC coaches to six.

Sleeper coaches will be reduced

Moreover, sleeper coaches in long-haul trains will be reduced. While trains with traditional coaches have 10-11 sleeper coaches, trains with LHB coaches will have only seven sleeper coaches.


New coach division in trains

According to these new changes, Duronto Express trains, Antyodaya Express trains, Superfast trains and Jansadharan Trains will now have seven sleeper coaches, six coaches of AC third class, two coaches of AC second class and four general coaches in addition to pantry coaches, luggage coaches etc.

In the long term, Railways is planning to introduce LHB coaches to even intercity trains in addition to the long-haul ones to ensure safe as well as comfortable travel for all passengers.