What is Linke Hofmann Busch LHB coaches?
Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches are the passenger coaches of Indian Railways that were developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom and now known as Alstom Transport Deutschland) and mostly produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, India.
What is ICF and LHB?
As compared to the existing conventional coaches, manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), LHB coaches are lighter. Moreover, LHB coaches have a higher passenger capacity, air conditioning capacity, and speed compared to conventional rakes.
Which material is used in the manufacturing of Linke Hofmann Busch LHB coaches?
Stainless steel material
Stainless steel material is used for the manufacture of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) type of coaches, as against Corten steel for ICF (Integral Coach Factory) type of coaches.
Which is better ICF or LHB?
Advantages of LHB coaches over ICF coaches: – The LHB coaches can travel at a much higher speed than ICF coaches. The maximum permissible speed for LHB coaches is 160 kmph, while the ICF coaches are permitted to travel at a maximum speed of 110 kmph.
Why Indian train Colour is red?
First of all, the widely-found coach is the common general ICF coach in blue colour which is used for all ICF passengers, mail express or superfast trains. – Red colour coaches are used on the ICF air-conditioned train. – Green colour coaches are used on Garib Rath train.
Why are ICF coaches blue?
The name of this train is Mettupalayam – Ooty Passenger, commonly known as ‘Nilgiri Passenger’ which passes through dangerous mountains. You must have noticed that most train coaches are blue in colour indicating that these coaches are ICF coaches i.e their speeds vary between 70 to 140 kilometers per hour.
How many ICF coaches are there in India?
In 2019, ICF produced 4300 coaches.
Why most Indian trains are blue?
You must have noticed that most train coaches are blue in colour indicating that these coaches are ICF coaches i.e their speeds vary between 70 to 140 kilometers per hour. Such coaches are installed in Mail Express or Superfast trains.