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Memu

Mainline Electric Multiple Unit
Overview
Owner Indian Railways
Locale India
Transit type Rapid Transit
Technical
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.

History

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

Technology

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

Design

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

  • DADAR - DAHANU MEMU
  • 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

[13]

References

  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. 
  3. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/23460
  4. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/bilaspur-katni-memu-68747-bsp-to-kte/15651/182/527
  5. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/raipur-durg-memu-68703-r-to-durg/7197/185/187
  6. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/raipur-dongargarh-memu-local-68705-r-to-durg/3459/185/187
  7. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/bilaspur-raipur-memu-local-68719-bsp-to-r/13764/182/185
  8. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/korba-raipur-memu-68745-krba-to-r/16791/2317/185
  9. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/durg-gondia-memu-68741-durg-to-g/15425/187/191
  10. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/bilaspur-gevra-road-memu-68734-bsp-to-gad/13754/182/2316
  11. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/bilaspur-raigarh-memu-68738-bsp-to-rig/3414/182/176
  12. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/raipur-gerva-road-memu-68746-r-to-gad/16792/185/2316
  13. ^ http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/article1480363.ece
  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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