Kochi city prepares for commissioning

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Express News Global Desk/ Updated: June 10, 2017


KOCHI: With Kochi city rail anticipated to be commissioned on June 19, the service trials have actually gotten momentum. It is discovered that the state federal government and city rail authorities are awaiting an interaction from Prime Minister’s workplace on whether Narendra Modi would get here in Kochi for the commissioning of the job.
Authorities have actually accelerated all other works related to the city.

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Service tracks of city trains would begin with 5.45 am every day. 6 trains with the headway of 15 minutes are carrying out regular services till 10 pm.

The train controller (loco pilot) would show up at city backyard at Muttom at around 4-4.15 am. Going straight to the officer in charge of the lawn, the train controller (TC) would sign the logbook kept there.

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As soon as inside train controller taxi, TC will inspect lights and brake. The TC will offer details to the depot control centre (DCC) that the train is all set for carrying out service. As soon as DCC’s clearance is got, the TC will begin the train ply it up to a signal simply prior to Muttam station.

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This system is called automated train security mode. Green light will turn on (for going ahead) just when the train is on limited handbook mode. There would not be signals from phone controller and taxi signaling and speed of train would be limited to 25 kmph.
The TC will get signal of the speed of train in digits shown on the screen in front of them. There will be a curve which suggests the allowable speed ahead. As the curve showed on the display straightens, the TC must decrease and vice versa.

Nearing a station, based on the signals, the TC must slow down the train. As the number of trains in the location would be less, significant piece of electrical power created in this method cannot be utilized and will have to be reduced the effects of. To stop the train from 10 kmph, pneumatic brake system alone would be utilized.

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When a train finish a circle from Muttom -Aluva and Aluva-Palarivattom and then to Muttom, it is called a round journey. The team controller at Muttom station will offer the work schedule of each TC.

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The OCC will provide signal for the train from Palarivattom to turn best and alter the track to Muttom lawn from the Palarivattom-Aluva lane. While passing through the wash plant the train will be on wash mode with a speed of 3 kmph.

While travelling through the wash plant, the train will immediately be cleaned. Coming out of the plant, the train will once again place on routine mode and carry on to stabling bay lane where it would be stabled or kept. There are 13 stabling bay lanes and 2 rolling stocks each can be stabled in each stabling bay lanes.