EMU passenger trains India; Traction, APU, TCMS

Strukton Rolling Stock designs and supplies electrical power electronic systems for 225 AC-EMU (25 kV AC Electrical Multiple Units) trains for the Indian Railways. The project consists of the design of the traction systems, auxiliary power supply units and train control management systems. Also transfer of technical knowledge is an important part of the contract, so BHEL can produce the systems for themselves in the future.

First train delivered

The first electrical 12-car passenger train was delivered to Indian Railways on April 5 2016. The train is to be tested on the Thane – Panvel route. After the test rides the train will be used on the rail network of Mumbai, the biggest city of India.

This are the first air-conditioned passenger trains in India. The new passenger trains  are designed for a maximum speed of 110 km/h. EMUs for Mumbai suburban services are wider than other Indian Railways coaches, at 3 660 mm. They have a total capacity of 1 028 seated and 4 936 standing passengers.

After the successful tests there will be many more EMUs provided with Air-condition on the Indian rail network.

Technology transfer

Technology transfer is an important part of the long term cooperation with BHEL. BHEL engineers have gone through an extensive training programme ranging from power electronic design to software programming and from maintenance to production  and testing techniques.

First EMU train