Indian Railways' one of longest freight train 'Trishul' sets new record. See photos
Indian Railways operated the train, named as ‘Trishul’ to indicate three trains being operated as a single train, was formed at Vijayawada and operated as a single train upto Duvvada
Indian Railways' South Central Railway(SCR) zone for the first time clubbed together three goods trains and operated them as a single long haul goods train.
Another advantage of operating trains in this manner is the reduced enroute detention of the train. As a result, it enhances the operational efficiency of the train movement, thereby not only improving the average speed but also reducing the running time between the sections. The train was operated at an average speed of around 50 kmph. The train consisted of 176 wagons and is meant for loading of the freight customers.
Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway has appreciated the Officers and staff of Vijayawada Division for operating the long haul “Trishul" goods train from Vijayawada to Waltair Division of East Coast Railway. He opined that running of long-haul trains will help Railways in utilising the rolling stock optimally and also assists in transporting the bulk commodities in short timeframe. Running of these trains will improve the overall freight performance of the Zone and it is a win-win situation to both Railways as well as freight customers, he added.
Meanwhile, Indian Railways' South Eastern Central Railway(SECR) zone has the record of operating the longest freight train on the Indian Railways network.
The total length of the freight train was around 3.5 kilometers after joining the five rakes and it was named 'Vasuki'. The distance between Bhilai to Korba is 224 kilometers and the long-haul freight train named 'Vasuki' covered the whole distance with five rakes of a freight train.
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