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Blog Entry# 1972698
Posted: Aug 26 2016 (07:22)

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Aug 26 2016 (07:22)   Test train touches 120 kmph on new track

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Doubled tracks in two sectors to help reduce delays for crossing
A rake comprising an electric engine and three coaches was run at 120 km per hour test speed on the second track in the Piravom Road-Kuruppanthara and Thiruvalla-Chengannur sectors, even as Sudarshan Naik, the Benagaluru-based Commissioner for Railway Safety (CRS), inspected the two corridors on Thursday.
The design speed of the newly-laid tracks for normal train operations is 110 km per hour. The second track will be opened for service based on the report of the CRS.
Divisional Railway Manager Prakash Bhutani said the new tracks in the two sectors would lessen the need for trains passing through the Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayamkulam route being held up for crossings. The revised timings for trains in the sector will be announced in the next railway timetable, he said.
“The doubled track will also enable prompt execution of maintenance work, since trains can take the alternative track,” Mr. Bhutani, who accompanied the CRS, added.
“The speed test of 120 kmph is being attempted for the first time in the region, and it speaks volumes of the quality of the railway workforce,” Southern Railway Ernakulam Area Manager Rajesh Chandran said. Once ready, the fully-doubled track through Kottayam is expected to enable trains to save up to half an hour.

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