The First Ever Long Haul Train in India

Indian Railways has successfully operated two long haul freight trains “Trishul” and “Garuda” for the first time over South Central Railway(SCR).

What is haul train?

Long haul trains, which are twice or multiple times longer than the normal composition of freight trains, provide a very effective solution to the problem of capacity constraints in critical sections.

What is Trishul?

Trishul is SCR’s first long haul comprising of three freight trains, i.e., 177 wagons. This train was started on 07.10.2021 from Kondapalli station of Vijayawada division to Khurda division of East Coast Railway.

SCR followed it up with running of yet another similar one named Garuda on 08.10.2021 from Raichur of Guntakal division to Manuguru of Secunderabad division.

In both the cases the long haul trains comprised of empty open wagons for loading of coal meant for predominantly thermal power stations.

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