CR's New AC Local: Features of Train to be Flagged Off Today

Shri Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways will Flag off the inaugural run of first ever Air-conditioned Suburban Train of Central Railway on Thane-Vashi-Panvel Trans-Harbour line (Through Video link).

Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways will also Dedicate various passenger amenities provided at stations on Central Railway and Western Railway in a function being held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai on 30.1.2020. 


The first ever AC suburban local to be introduced on Central Railway suburban network. It is proposed to introduce on Thane – Vashi-Panvel Trans-Harbour line with daily 16 services. 

Salient Features of AC local

·        Air conditioning system for passenger & driver. 2 X 15 ton capacity roof mounted package units (RMPU) for air conditioning in each coach.

·        Air Spring Suspension: For excellent ride comfort and to sustain Super Dense Crush Loads of Suburban traffic, the EMU rake is provided with secondary air suspension with two air bellows, provided on each bogie.

·        Passenger Address & Passenger Information system (PAPIS) :is a GPS based information system for passenger with intercom facility. Through this system, facility of passenger information, driver-guard communication through intercom, driver/guard to passenger communication through ETU, train radio.

·        In Coach Display in each coach: There are two sided display and two double sided display in each coach.

·        Head Code Display: LED based Head Code display in ENGLISH & HINDI with handicap and ladies coach position is provided in front of both driving trailer coaches.

·        LED Based Coach identification system for Alarm chain pulling & Door malfunctioning.

·        Ergonomically designed stainless steel passenger seats.

·        Wide and large double-glass sealed windows to offer panoramic view outside.

·        Vestibule design: Air tight gangways (Vestibules) in all trailer coaches and through vestibule available for 6 coaches each.

·        LED based lighting for better illumination and energy conservation.

·        Spacious and robust stainless coaches with straight side walls.

·        Aluminum extruded modular luggage racks with poly carbonate transparent glass at bottom.

·        Aerodynamic nose cone driving cab.

Safety Features AC local for Passengers

·        Electrically operated Automatic Door closure system: Traction is interlocked with door closure. In case of any of the doors in the rake is not getting closed, traction is blocked by TCMS.

·        Passenger Alarm System: In case of ACP, emergency bell work in both driving cab. Each coach is provided with an indication light on both sides of the coach. These lights are integrated with Alarm chain pulling system. Whenever chain pulling takes place in coaches these lights will glow giving an exact indication to the platform staff for attending emergency.

·        Emergency Talk Back (ETU) is a part of PAPIS, provided for communication between passenger, Guard and Motorman in emergency.

·        In case when the train is standstill, there is also a manual door opening system in each coach that can be accessed.


Foot Over Bridges at

Khardi, Asangaon, Vasind, Ambivli, Atgaon, Andheri-2, Nalasopara, Mumbai Central, Grant Road, Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Bandra stations.

New Booking Offices at

Ghatkopar and Kaman road stations

Deluxe Toilets at

Lokmanya Tilak terminus and Panvel stations

Resurfacing of Platform at

Chunabhatti and Kopar stations

High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Fans at

Dadar and Byculla stations

Solar Panel at

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai

Free Wi-Fi at

Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Bhivpuri Road, Vangani, Karjat, Palasdhari, Khopoli, Chinchpokali, Currey Road, Sion, Kopar, Mumbra, Khadavli, Vasind, Mansarovar, Khandeshwar, Airoli, Mohape, Taloja and Bhivandi Road stations  

IP Based LED Indicators at

Dadar and Thane stations

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