Coach capacity of passenger trains getting increased

21st October, 2013    comments

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The coach capacity of Ernakulum – Shoranor Passenger will be increased to ensure maximum passenger capacity. The mission is planned to be accomplished in two weeks time with devious effort.Coach capacity for two of the Ernakulam-Shoranur passenger services has already been increased from October 1.
P L Ashok Kumar, Ernakulam area manager, said, “they were able to operate only 10 to 13 coaches for the passenger trains to Shoranur due to the lack of pitline facility for maintenance on the station premises at Shoranur.”

“The current decision is to repair the passenger coaches at Ernakulam itself. Now, since there won’t be any pitline issue, we can increase the coaches for all the passengers operating to Shoranur,” he added. The coaches of passenger will be increased to 15 as per the present plan.The Railway officials added that these trains might also operate in other routes and so additional coaches will be beneficial to passengers in other locations too.The Thrissur Railways Passengers Association (TRPA) has been demanding the authorities to increase the coach capacity of the passenger trains and the decision will surely come as a relief to them.