MEMU

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Mainline Electric Multiple Unit
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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[edit]

The first MEMU service in Bilaspur division of S E Railway started on 17-10-1995 in 1995-96 between Raipur-Durg-Bhatapara-Raipur-Bilaspur. firt train was inagurated by Late V.C.Shukla, the senior leader of Indian national congress.

Technology[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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
  • Balasore - Kharakpur MEMU

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