India: Knorr-Bremse to supply brake systems for 800 Prima locomotives

Knorr-Bremse will deliver brake systems for 800 new Prima E double diesel-electric locomotives being built by Alstom for Indian State Railways. The bake systems will be delivered from company’s production site in Palwal, northwestern India. The first deliveries are slated for mid-2017 and will run for a period of 11 years.
The 800 Prima E double electric locomotives will operate on India’s dedicated freight corridors, pulling trains weighing of up to 6,000 tons at speeds of up to 120 km/h. Knorr-Bremse is responsible for supplying the braking systems for this order, ensuring that the locomotives can always be brought safely to a halt.
The systems are based on the CCBII-IR brake control system, which is itself a development of the CCBII system and for some years has been installed in the majority of new locomotives operated by Indian Railways. Knorr-Bremse is also taking on responsibility for servicing its systems in 250 of the WAG 12 double locomotives for a minimum of 13 years.

Photo: Alstom

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