CHENNAI: Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) is a suburban system of train that caters to the needs of medium distance inter-city passengers. Mainline Electrical Multiple Unit running over Indian Railways is propelled by conventional DC traction system at present.
Integral Coach Ffactory has now rolled out eight car MEMU train set for the first time with on board state-of-the-art indigenous 3-phase AC propulsion system and stainless steel body. The traction system is energy efficient and provides improved acceleration and braking performance and are therefore faster compared to the conventional locomotive hauled passenger train services.
The first 3 phase MEMU rake shall be flagged off today (29.06.2018) from the Furnishing Division of Integral Coach Factory at about 16.00 hrs (approx.) by M. Dasarathy, former Member/Mechanical, Railway Board, and Smt Vijaya Kanth, former Financial Commissioner/Railway Board, in the presence of ICF team of officers and staff.