Indian Railways’ RCF rolls out of 1st economy class AC three-tier coach; Check passenger friendly features

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Updated: Mar 21, 2021 11:53 AM

After necessary sanctions, these new LHB Economy class AC coaches will be inducted in all Mail / Express trains running with LHB coaches excluding Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Jan Shatabdi, etc., special type trains

Indian Railways, Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala, economy class AC three-tier coach, LHB Coach features, Piyush GoyalThis economy class variant of LHB AC three-tier coach has some unique features for passenger. (Image - PIB)

The Railway Coach Factory(RCF) of Indian Railways at Kapurthala has rolled out the first prototype of economy class Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) AC three-tier coach. The RCF Kapurthala successfully completed its trial recently, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal shared this information in Rajya Sabha in a written reply. This economy class variant of LHB AC three-tier coach has some unique features for passenger, including –

  • Additional floor space for passenger use as it has sleek electrical panels with reduced footprint on the passenger deck
  • One coach to carry more number of passenger. It will have 83 passenger berths
  • Better facilities for smooth entrance for Divyangjan with wheelchair access. Divyangjan friendly toilets in the coaches with wheelchair access
  • Better cooling across the coach with individual AC vents for all berths
  • Comfortable seats having modular design, reduced weight and higher maintainability
  • More amenities for passenger with foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, holders for water bottles, mobile phone and magazines and injury free spaces
  • Each berth to have Individual reading lights and mobile charging points
  • Easy access for the middle and upper berths with ergonomically design of ladder
  • More comfort for passengers in the middle and upper berths with increased headroom
  • Indian and the Western style lavatories with improved design
  • Aesthetic and ergonomic design for smooth entrance
  • Luminescent markers in the aisle
  • Ease of locating seats in night with illuminated berth indicators having integral night lights and luminescent berth numbers
  • Improved fire safety by ensuring compliance to international standard for materials

After necessary sanctions, these new LHB Economy class AC coaches will be inducted in all Mail / Express trains running with LHB coaches excluding Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Jan Shatabdi, etc., special type trains

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