Guwahati: In an effort to provide more comfort to passengers during train journeys, the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway has decided to upgrade the Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail from conventional coaches to Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches with effect from Saturday while departing from Dibrugarh.
As per a statement shared by NF Railway, train number 14055/14056 of the Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputa Mail will be improved to Linke Hofmann Busch coaches from the existing conventional coaches. The LHB coaches will be ameliorated to the trains with effect from Saturday while leaving Dibrugarh to the national capital and on July 23 from Delhi.
NF railway also informed that the new composition of the trains will be one AC-2 tier coach, four AC-3 tier coaches, 11 sleeper-class coaches and three second-class coaches. One AC hot-buffet car and two brakes /luggage-cum-generator cars will also be attached to both the trains.
A total of 13 passenger trains have already been converted to LHB-type coaches by NF Railway in the past few years. They include Kamakhya-Lokmanya Tilak Express (Train No. 22512/22511), Kamakhya-Gandhidham Express (Train No. 15668/15667), Bangalore- New Tinsukia Express (Train No. 22501/22502), Kamakhya-Anand Vihar Express (Train No. 15621/15622), Kamakhya-Gaya Express (Train No. 15620/15619), New Jalpaiguri- New Delhi Express (Train No. 12523/12524), Kamakhya- Anand Vihar Express (Train No. 12505/12506), Dibrugarh-Tambaram Express (Train No. 15930/15929), Dibrugarh- Chandigarh Express (Train No. 15903/15904), Dibrugarh- Amritsar Express (Train No. 15933/15934), Kamakhya- Puri Express (Train No. 15644/15643), Kamakhya- Puri Express (Train No. 15640/15639) and Kamakhya- Ranchi Express (Train No. 15662/15661).
LHB coaches are facilitated with more benefits compared to the old conventional type coaches in terms of safety as well as passengers’ comfort. The coaches are also maintenance friendly and aesthetic in appearance. Moreover, LHB coaches provide better riding experience to train passengers as it is made of stainless steel with aluminium interiors which is lighter than the old conventional ones.
The coaches considered to be “anti-telescopic”are also ensured to lesser casualty in case of a turnover or flip during a collision.