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Press Release No. 171 23-07-2020
Hubballi
Press Release No. 171, FIRST LONG HAUL TRAIN RUN ON SWR BETWEEN HOSAPETE AND TINAIGHAT

प्रेस विज्ञप्तिPress Release No. 171  Dt: 20.07.2020

FIRST LONG HAUL TRAIN RUN o­n SWR BETWEEN HOSAPETE AND TINAIGHAT

Running a 1.25 km long train o­n 19th July 2020 o­n Hubballi Division will go down as o­ne of the first in the history of South Western Railway.  Composition of more than o­ne standard goods train formation consists of 59 wagons. Any composition of train more than this is defined as Long Haul train. The constituent trains may be empty or loaded. The running of long haul trains will help in reducing the congestion in busy sections thereby increasing the throughput.

On 19.07.2020 Hubballi division of SWR ran a long haul train equivalent to 2 goods trains  with total  117 wagons, 2 brakevans  train with 4 Locomotive  Engines (2 leading and 2 in the middle) between Hosapete and Tinaighat. Standard goods train formation consists of 59 wagons. Any composition of a goods train   more than this is defined as Long Haul train. The constituent trains may be empty or loaded. The running of long haul trains will help in reducing the congestion in busy sections thereby increasing the throughput. The Long haul train left Hosapete at 14.35 hrs and reached Tinaighat at 19.25 hrs. The Long haul train covered a distance of about 250 kms in 4. 50 hrs at an average speed of 56 Kmph.

The success of this pioneer run could help SWR cope with line congestion o­n rail routes and ever increasing demand of wagons at loading points.  It has an added advantage of increasing the speed of rolling stock as a result of reduction in number of trains. This will save a path o­n this busy section.

Shri A. K. Singh, GM/SWR, informed that this was a major achievement which will boost line capacity and will help in faster train movement also making wagons available at loading/unloading points quickly.


                                                                                           Chief Public Relations Officer

                                                                              South Western Railway, Hubballi





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