Indian Railways Production Unit, Railway Coach Factory, Kapurthala has recently rolled out the first prototype Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) AC three-tier economy class coach of Indian Railways (IR). Trial has been successfully completed.
The AC three-tier coach has features like provision of an enabling entrance and compartment for Divyangjan with wheelchair access, provision of Divyangjan friendly toilet with wheelchair access, Individual reading lights and mobile charging points for each berth, modular design of seats and berths to improve comfort, increased headroom in the middle and upper berths and improved design of ladder for accessing the middle and upper berths.
These LHB Economy class coaches, after necessary sanctions, shall be inducted in all Mail / Express trains running with LHB coaches (except Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Jan Shatabdi etc. special type trains).