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What is the difference between EMU and MEMU?  
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Jul 27 2011 (3:30AM)
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Entry# 114     
Kishor*^~
What is the difference between EMU and MEMU?

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Nov 17 2011 (9:51AM)
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Harsh*^~   Added by: ® राहुल जैन ☺आम आदमी झाडू वाले™*^~  Nov 17 2011 (9:57AM)
In EMU's 1 power car is required for 3 coaches so for an EMU 12 coaches in length will have 4 power cars.
Whereas for MEMU's 1 power car is needed for 4 coaches.
So i am guessing MEMU's generates more power (OR they are more powerful) than EMU's. Thats why MEMU's are normally 16-20 coaches long whereas EMU's are generally of 12 coaches only.

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Sep 27 2011 (5:32PM)
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Rajasekhar G*   Added by: Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~  Sep 27 2011 (5:38PM)
EMU is Electric Multiple Unit which mainly runs in the Suburban sections of major cities.
MEMU is Mainline Electric Multiple Unit which runs on mainline generally for distances more than the suburban sections. But there are some exceptions to this definition as can be seen in the NDLS-MTJ section where 2 EMU's run daily between SSB-MTJ which is beyond the suburban section. Same is the case with NDLS-ALJN EMU. On the other hand MEMU runs on the NDLS-PNP section which is beyond the suburban section limit.

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Nov 25 2010 (12:02PM)
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Rajasekhar G*   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
@guest: Re# 87377-1
DMU (Diesel multiple Unit) - Run on diesel
EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) - Run on electricity
Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU)

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Nov 25 2010 (12:05PM)
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PKV*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
@Rajasekhar G: Re# 87377-3
Thanks Rajasekhar, but what is the diference between EMU and MEMU since both run on electricity.

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Nov 25 2010 (12:50PM)
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Alok   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
@pk.venkatramani: Re# 87377-4
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MEMU runs on the same line on which Normal Local/EXP/Mail/SF trains run.
(e.g. MEMU: Vadodara-Ahmedabad MEMU)
(Here consider Normal Local as long route local trains. e.g. Mumbai-Ahmedabad passenger)
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run on same (Main) track.
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While EMU have distinguished tracks. e.g. Lifeline locals of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai.
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I hope this clarifies..

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Nov 25 2010 (12:55PM)
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Arijit   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
@pk.venkatramani: Re# 87377-4
Memus were modified EMUs introduced in 1993-94 and without vestibule facility to run on mainline unlike EMUs which were to run on branch lines for short distance passengers...Chk the below link for details...Thank you
click here

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Nov 25 2010 (12:55PM)
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Guest: 3ea436c8   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
@Sanket: Re# 87377-9
memu means all pessenger train like jhansi itarsi passenger
and emu is hyderabad local train falaknuma to lingampalli

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Nov 25 2010 (8:43PM)
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DB*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
@pk.venkatramani: Re# 87377-0
More info:
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