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Mainline Electric Multiple Unit
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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.

'Italic text'==List of MEMU Trains== (Incomplete)


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  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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  4. ^ "MEMU services figure in timetable". The Hindu. July 1, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 

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