Indian Railways Will Shut Down All Link Express Trains To Save Time: How Will This Impact Passengers?
In reported efforts of cutting down on travel time and delays, the Indian Railways is planning to do away with the services of Link Express and Slip Coaches on select trains.
According to a report from newspaper daily Dainik Jagran, the national carrier is planning to discontinue the operations of the aforementioned two services on some trains; a move directed towards reducing travel time.
What Does This Mean?
By planning to discontinue the services of Link Express and Slip Coaches on some trains, the Indian Railways means to eliminate the necessity to add or remove additional coaches on trains.
This is aimed at saving time.
To clarify further, the services of a Link Express is beckoned when two trains from different routes join at a common station to depart for a destination.
While conducting their return journey, such trains on reaching the stations where additional coaches were attached to them, get separated from the latter and continue departing to their respective destinations thereafter.
These are known as Slip Coaches.
Clearly, adding and removing additional train coaches from set stations result in incorporating some extra journey time, resulting in delays.
Consequently, in order to save time and not invest in propagating delays, the Indian Railways, as reported by the newspaper daily, has ongoing plans to discontinue the link express and slip coaches services for some selected trains.
As per information, some trains of the Northern Railways are under consideration.
Which Link Express Trains Will Be Shut Down?
- Varanasi-Dehradun Express
- Madurai-Dehradun Express
- Kochuveli-Dehradun Express
- Haridwar-Una Himachal Janshatabdi Express
- Okha-Dehradun Express and Howrah-Dehradun Express.
The information comes amid the upcoming festive season, for which the Railways is already preparing its resources and adding major changes to some, all in attempts of providing the safest travel experience to an anticipated ‘increased’ number of passengers, given the onset of the festive season.
Additionally, the Indian Railways has extended the services of the Festival Special trains too.