• India
  • Sep 11

What are LHB coaches?

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the new Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) rake of the Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express.

The ministers flagged off the new rake from the Bhubaneswar railway station via video conference.

What are the features of LHB coaches?

• LHB coaches, designed for increasing the train speed, are new generation passenger coaches of the Indian Railways that have been developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom) and mostly produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala in Punjab.

• The modern coaches are anti-telescopic and therefore they do not flip in case of a collision.

• The LHB coaches also have anti-climbing features, so that in case of a collision, the coaches do not climb on top of each other.

• They are safer, lighter, more comfortable and jerk-free.

Compared to Integral Coach Factory (ICF) design coaches, Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) design coaches are:

• Lighter in weight

• Have higher carrying capacity

• Higher speed potential

• Increased codal life

• Have better safety features.

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codal life Codal life means the maximum service life of any asset
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