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Posted: Aug 11 2017 (13:24)

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Aug 11 2017 (13:18)   Trial run of double decker to Bengaluru goes off smoothly

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COIMBATORE: Much to the relief of railway activists, industrialists and public who have been demanding another train to Bengaluru, a preliminary trial run of the Coimbatore-Bangalore Double Decker train was conducted on Thursday morning. With an engine and three coaches, the train was run from Thirupathur to Coimbatore. Though the train reached later than scheduled, no operational problems were faced, an official said.
At around 12.45pm, the engine with two double decker coaches and one power call hauled by an AC locomotive slowly chugged into platform six in Coimbatore Junction. Curious onlookers began gathering around the train, especially to have a look at the double decker coaches. Many people even entered the coaches to have a look at the interiors. "This is
the first time a double decker train is coming to Coimbatore," said the station master, Chinnaraju.
The three coaches arrived from Bangalore earlier this week. "We have done the trial run at a speed of 80 kmph and since it was a double decker train, which is taller in height and wider, we had to check if there was any overhead traction, the speed at which the coaches could be pulled by the engine and if there was any problems we faced because of its width," said the divisional railway manager, Hari Shankar Verma.
"On Friday, we will run another trip from Coimbatore to Thirupathur and the train will return from Thirupathur to Salem. On Saturday, the train will be run from Salem to Coimbatore. We will then submit a report on the trial run and its success to the zonal railway board," Verma said.
"The trial rake will leave Coimbatore on Friday at 7.45am, stop at Coimbatore North, Tirupur by 8.55 pm to 9 pm, Erode and Salem, reaching Tirupathur by 2.45 pm. It will again depart from Tirupathur at 4.10pm and reach Salem by 6.30 pm," said the Salem division spokesperson.
The exact number of double decker coaches allotted for the train is not yet fixed by the railway board, an official said. "It is likely to be a locomotive, two power cars and 10 double-decked coaches," the official said.
"The number of coaches will initially depend on Bangalore's pit lane cleaning facility and capacity, because we don't have a pit lane that can handle double decker coaches," said a railways spokesperson.

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