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Blog Entry# 2077393  
Posted: Dec 01 2016 (20:26)

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Dec 01 2016 (15:52)   No Bombardier rakes for Central Railway

Jayashree   37045 news posts
Entry# 2077393   News Entry# 287352         Tags   Past Edits
At present, Bombardier rakes run on Western Railway alone and have better ventilation, speed and ample leg room between seats.
CENTRAL RAILWAY (CR) commuters have once again lost a chance to travel in the comfortable and modern Bombardier rakes. While CR officials were expecting to receive 14 of these rakes from the fresh order, the present conditions of railway tracks and the height interference with some overbridges will prove to be a hurdle in operating them on the CR section.
At present, Bombardier rakes run on Western Railway alone and have better ventilation,
speed and ample leg room between seats.
Though the railway board had considered giving CR a few of the new trains, improper track conditions and height problems have led to this option being discarded, officials said.
“There were tests conducted by a team of Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) which proved Bombardier rakes to be too tall for height of the bridges in Central Railway. The track conditions were also not considered smooth for their running,” a railway official said.
CR runs 71 Siemens rakes from a total of 144 rakes it possesses at present. Officials also said that receiving new Bombardier rakes would have made a difference to the section as opposed to the usual transfers of rakes from Western Railway.
“The Central Railway was planning to phase off at least 30 of their old rakes with some of the new Bombardier rakes. As the board has ruled against us getting a few of them, we will have to continue operations with the Siemens rakes and some of the old Retro rakes possessed by Central Railway,” a CR official said.
“In a way, not receiving Bombardier rakes is a good move for the Central Railway as we are not equipped with its maintenance. CR also currently uses a mix of different rakes and thus equipping staff with the right technique on handling Bombardier rakes was not feasible at present,” another CR official said.
Officials also confirmed that in place of Bombardier, CR will get an additional 14 Siemens rakes. Western Railway will be receiving 55 more Bombardier rakes in addition to 49 they possess at present.

Dec 01 2016 (20:26)
srinivasvasanthi~   3982 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2077393-1            Tags   Past Edits
SIEMENS rakes are also modified with so many friendly features AS in the Bombardier rakes.Modified Siemens rakes may be exclusively used by the CR .All the Bombardier rakes can be utilized by the Genius WR S.So maintenance problems are also eased.

Dec 03 2016 (19:46)
Addicted To IRI®♔®~   15959 blog posts   631 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2077393-2            Tags   Past Edits
one of the remaining Siemens rakes for CR is about to be dispatched anytime and should reach Mumbai *hopefully* by Dec 20th
Pure AC

Dec 07 2016 (23:30)
💜💜 KR Queen मुंबई करमाळी तेजस एक्सप्रेस 💜💜~   1535 blog posts
Re# 2077393-3            Tags   Past Edits
Kuch nahi ye har bar ka natak hai jan bujkar har bar CR no WR k suburban mamle me nicha dikhaya jata hai agar hight ki hi problem thi to trial run ko CR par liye Gaye AC local k sath bhi yahi hone wala wo bhi WR ko milegi aur CR Hath pe hath dhar k baitha rahega 10 saal pahle bhi Siemens rake naye the woh bhi WR par pahle chale CR ka network bada hone k bawjud bhi WR ko har bar jyada Priority do jaati hai

Dec 07 2016 (23:32)
DhnEcr~   5416 blog posts
Re# 2077393-4            Tags   Past Edits
Run metro type rakes with more standing space better acceleration and more ecofriendly

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