Re: Delhi Metro: Bombardier cars; BG Vs SG
- Precisely. The media coverage these days is so inane.
True, teh double rail doe slook insufficiently supported from teh roof. though, it is tied up with the columns for required moment supports. I hope it will endure. In fact this(double rail) is a major edge over rotem in my view. though they could have alos given more, near the doors and over the seats. The area near doors is totally support less.
--- In email@example.com, Rajeev Singh <rajeev.r.singh@...> wrote:
> What is so great about these features being there in the new SG coaches?
> Have seen each of these on the existing new stock of BG Bombardier coaches
> running on the Delhi Metro. In any case - AFAIK, the shells of all the
> coaches on the BG network are the same as SG. It is only the undercarriage
> that is different.
> ..... The double grab rails - are nice as you get more handle space to hold
> on to. These are also needed, as the braking of Bombardier trains is far
> more jerky and sudden than the Rotem ones. However the entire
> contraption's attachment with the roof looks pretty much unbalanced /
> inadequate. The way it is fixed - it looks like it will not be able to
> endure Indian conditions, typically marked by rough handling and overcrowded
> cars - as is now pretty much visible on the Delhi Metro. One wonders if it
> will come loose and then pose problems.
> - Rajeev Singh.
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 09:16, rajeev_tivari <RTIVARI@...> wrote:
> > Today's newspapers have screaming coverage on the following benefits the
> > new SG cars (Bombardier) have over the existing broad gauge ones:
> > 1. External led displays on sides
> > 2. Route indication on the inside
> > 3. Better HVAC
> > 4. Double grab rails
> > 5. CCTV, etc.
> > But no one mentions that all of these add ons are ALSO available on the BG
> > cars by Bombardier.
> > -Rajeev
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