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Mainline Electric Multiple Unit
Owner Indian Railways
Locale India
Transit type Rapid Transit
Track gauge Indian gauge

The Mainline Electric Multiple Unit or MEMU is a commuter rail system in India operated by the Indian Railway for semi-urban and rural areas.


The first MEMU service in India started in 1991-92 between Raipur and Durg.


The system uses Mainline Electrical Multiple Units[1][2] (MEMU) operating on Alternating Current (AC) drawn from over-head cables through the catenary system.


MEMU trains are designed for semi-urban and rural areas, unlike EMU (electric multiple unit) trains that are designed for urban and semi-urban areas. MEMU trains also have end vestibules (the passageways connecting two coaches) not found on EMU trains. Also, unlike EMU, MEMU trains have lavatories.

List of MEMU Trains

  • Chennai - Tirupati MEMU
  • Kollam - Kanyakumari MEMU
  • Kollam - Ernakulam Junction railway station MEMU
  • Falaknuma - Bhongir MEMU
  • Falaknuma - Jangaon MEMU
  • Kanpur- Lucknow MEMU
  • Kanpur-Etawah-Tundla-Agra cantt MEMU
  • Agra cantt - Bayana Jn. MEMU
  • Gaya - Patna Passenger MEMU
  • Gaya - Bhagalpur Passenger MEMU
  • Ambikapur - Anuppur MEMU [3]
  • Bilaspur - Katni MEMU [4]
  • Raipur - Durg MEMU [5]
  • Raipur - Dongargarh MEMU [6]
  • Bilaspur - Raipur MEMU [7]
  • Korba - Raipur MEMU [8]
  • Durg - Gondia MEMU [9]
  • Bilaspur - Gevra Road MEMU [10]
  • Bilaspur - Raigarh MEMU [11]
  • Raipur - Gevra Road MEMU [12]
  • Asansol - Bardhaman MEMU
  • Bokaro Steel City - Asansol - Bardhaman MEMU
  • Asansol - Gaya MEMU
  • Purulia - Asansol MEMU



  1. ^ "SCR starts 2 Memu trains". Times of India. July 20, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Express News Service (December 9, 2011). "Corporation adamant on saving MEMU dream". CNN-IBM. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
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  14. ^ "MEMU services figure in timetable". The Hindu. July 1, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  15. ^ South Central Railway (July 7, 2011). "Introduction Of Memu Passenger On Chennai Central-Nellore & Tirupati-Nellore & Cennai Central-Tirupati Sections" (Press release). Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

External links

  • Express News Service (July 29, 2009). "Railway introduces passenger-friendly technology in MEMU trains". Indian Express. 
  • Indian Railways Fan Club Photo Gallery: MEMU
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