LHB Coaches are superior for multiple reasons, including a better design of the ‘couplers’, which help join two coaches to form a rake. This design prevents ‘climbing’ or piling up of coaches during accidents. This German technology is considered to be “anti-telescopic”, which means coaches do not get turned over or flip in case of a collision (chiefly head-on). These coaches are made of stainless steel, and the interiors are made of aluminium.
CHENNAI: Southern Railway, Chennai had notified that the LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches have been allotted for Train No.12284/12283 Hazrat Nizamuddin–Ernakulam–Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly express trains.
Consequently, the rake of Train No.12284/12283 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly express trains has been converted into LHB stock on the dates given below.
Train No.12284 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Duronto weekly express
Train No.12283 Ernakulam – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly express
From Hazrat Nizamuddin on 10.02.2018
From Ernakulam on 13.02.2018
Consequently, the composition of Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Duronto weekly express trains have been revised as detailed below.
Composition: AC First Class – 1, AC 2-tier – 1, AC 3-tier – 4 & Sleeper Class – 7 coaches.
No.748/2017-18 / 12.02.2018
CHANGES IN PATTERN OF SUBURBAN TRAIN SERVICES IN CHENNAI–ARAKKONAM SECTION
Due to Line Block to facilitate engineering works between Kadambattur – Thiruvalangadu in Chennai – Arakkonam section, changes will be made in the pattern of suburban train services on 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th & 19th February, 2018 (6 days) as explained below.
The following suburban train services will not stop at Senji Panambakkam railway station.
1. Train No.43409 MMC – Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 09.10 hrs.
2. Train No.43505 MMC – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 10.00 hrs.
3. Train No.43411 MMC – Arakkonam EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 11.05 hrs.
4. Train No.43507 MMC – Tiruttani EMU local, scheduled to leave MMC at 11.45 hrs.
Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches are the passenger coaches of Indian Railways that have been developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom and mostly produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, and Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.