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Mainline Electric Multiple Unit
Memu DSCN4598.jpg
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 Bilaspur division of S E Railway started on 17-10-1995 in 1995-96 between Raipur-Durg-Bhatapara-Raipur-Bilaspur. First train was inagurated by V.C.Shukla, the senior leader of Indian national congress.


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 (gangway connections) not found on EMU trains. Also, unlike EMU, MEMU trains have lavatories.

Coach Sequence[edit]

Eng-FC-LD Gen1 Gen2 Gen3 Gen4 Gen5 Gen6 LD-FC-Eng Gen7 Gen8 Gen9 LD-FC-Eng

List of MEMU Trains[edit]

A MEMU train travelling on the bridge across Damodar River in West Bengal.


  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. 
  3. ^ "08749/Anuppur - Ambikapur MEMU Special". India Rail Info. 
  4. ^ "68747/Bilaspur Katni MEMU MEMU Bilaspur/BSP to Katni/KTE - India Rail Info - A Busy Junction for Travellers & Rail Enthusiasts". India Rail Info. 
  5. ^ "68703/Raipur Durg MEMU". India Rail Info. 
  6. ^ "68705/Raipur Dongargarh MEMU Local". India Rail Info. 
  7. ^ "68719/Bilaspur Raipur MEMU Local". India Rail Info. 
  8. ^ "68745/Korba - Raipur MEMU". India Rail Info. 
  9. ^ "68741/Durg-Gondia MEMU MEMU Durg/DURG to Gondia/G - India Rail Info - A Busy Junction for Travellers & Rail Enthusiasts". India Rail Info. 
  10. ^ "68734/Bilaspur Gevra Road MEMU". India Rail Info. 
  11. ^ "68738/Bilaspur Raigarh MEMU". India Rail Info. 
  12. ^ "68746/Raipur - Gerva Road MEMU". India Rail Info. 
  13. ^ "67296/Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry Passenger". India Rail Info. 
  14. ^ "Meagre allocation for projects in Telangana". The New Indian Express. 
  15. ^ "MEMU services figure in timetable". The Hindu. July 1, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  16. ^ 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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