AC Three Tier Economy Class Coach Details

AC Three Tier Economy Class Coaches
AC Three Tier Economy Class Coaches

AC Three Tier Economy Class Coach Details

Indian Railways rolls out ✅ AC Three Tier Economy Class Coaches, the details including features and fare of the train are following.

Details of Trains with 3 AC Economy Coaches

Indian Railway announced that soon, two more trains, Train No. 02429/02430 New Delhi-Lucknow AC special and Train No. 02229/02230 Lucknow Mail will be augmented with this new 3AC Economy coach. Initially, 50 new Economy coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kaputhala, are ready to offer services in Mail/Express trains over different zones.

Northern Railway

Train Nos.04011/04012 Delhi – Hoshiarpur Express Special Trains

One 1st AC cum 2nd AC Composite Coach has been inducted in train service number

From Delhi till 10.12.2021 and from Hoshiarpur till 11.12.2021

First AC-cum-2nd AC Composite Coach has been inducted on experimental basis for a period of Three Months in following trains :-

Train Nos.14011/14012 Delhi – Hoshiarpur – Delhi Express (presently running as 04011/04012 Delhi – Hoshiarpur – Delhi Exp. Special)

North Central Railway

Train No.02403/02404 Prayagraj-Jaipur Express

North Central Railway announced that NCR introduced 3 AC economy coaches in Train No. 02403 (Prayagraj-Jaipur express) on 6/9/21. These passenger friendly coaches have 83 berths & fares is 8% less as compared to AC 3

NCR AC Third Class Economy Coaches
NCR AC Third Class Economy Coaches

Main Features of AC Three Tier Economy Class Coach

These coaches is having passenger capacity of 83 berths

These LHB  (Linke Hofmann Busch) 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). 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.

This is a new variant of LHB AC three-tier coach with features enumerated as below:-

  • Electrical panels with reduced footprint on the passenger deck, releasing additional floor space for passenger use.
  • Increased Passenger capacity of 83 Berths.
  • Provision of an enabling entrance and compartment for Divyangjan with wheelchair access and Provision of Divyangjan friendly toilet with wheelchair access complying to Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan norms.
  • AC ducting by providing individual vents for all berths.
  • Modular design of seats and berths to improve comfort, reduced weight and higher maintainability.
  • Improved passenger conveniences in form of foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, injury free spaces and holders for water bottles, mobile phone and magazines.
  • Individual reading lights and mobile charging points for each berth.
  • Ergonomically improved design of ladder for accessing the middle and upper berths.
  • Increased headroom in the middle and upper berths.
  • Improved design of the Indian and the Western style lavatories.
  • Aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic entrance.
  • Luminescent aisle markers.
  • Illuminated berth indicators integral with night lights with luminescent berth numbers.
  • Foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays.
  • Individual AC vents for each berth.
  • Wider toilet door and entrance door for Divyangjan in each coach.
  • Individual reading lamp and USB charging points for each berth.
  • Increased headroom for both middle and upper berths.
  • Public address and passenger information systems.
  • Improving fire safety by using material in compliance with EN45545- 2HL3, the global benchmark for fire safety.
  • CCTV Camera.
  • Improved design of ladder for accessing the upper and middle 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).

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Fare of AC Three Tier Economy Class Coaches

Indian Railways had announced the introduction of a new LHB coach design for the 3AC Economy class last year. According to a circular issued by the Indian Railways, the fare for the new 3AC Economy coaches is to be 2.4 times the base fare of the non-AC sleeper class. For a standard 3AC class coach, the base fare is approx 2.6 times the non-AC sleeper fare. All other charges, concessions and taxes will be the same as applied to the standard 3AC class bookings.

As the table shows, a journey below 2,000 kilometres by 3E will save a passenger Rs. 120 or less compared to a standard 3AC ticket. Passengers only save Rs. 57 if travelling for less than 500 kilometres in a 3E coach. Base fares exclude reservation and superfast charges, dynamic fare, taxes and cesses.

The modest reduction in fare is despite the 3E coach having 11 additional berths compared to the 72 of a normal 3AC coach. Ironically, non-AC sleeper LHB coaches with fares at a mere 41% of the 3AC Economy class, have three fewer berths per coach.

The first coach was rolled out for trials in March 2021. The new design packs 11 more berths in the same interior space as the standard 3AC coach. The increased density was achieved by cutting down on legroom and berth width in each bay.

The new coach features several improvements to interiors. The additions could help offset the reduction in space available per passenger.

Distance SlabFare (In Rupees)
1-300 Km440
301 – 310 449
311 – 320 461
321 – 330471
331 – 340483
341 – 350492
351-360504
361-370514
371-380526
381-390533
391-400540
Base Fares exclude Reservation and Super-fast Charges, dynamic fare, taxes and Cesses.

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