Train 18

Train18 – The first ‘engineless’ train service in the country

Train 18, operating under the name of Vande Bharat Express is the first ‘engineless’ train service in India. Train 18 runs only with coaches with a speed of 160 km per hour. Train18 is designed by India’s ICF Chennai under the government’sMake in India initiative in the 18 months period.

Things to know about Train 18

  • Train 18 does not have a locomotive engine like the existing trains.
  • There are a total of 16 AC coaches combined with two executive coaches in Train 18.
  • It consists of 78 seats. These seats rotate 360 degrees.
  • Train 18 has the only loco pilot cabin same like Metro Train.
  • Train 18 has a Wi-Fi facility. There are also LED screens.
  • Train 18 Coaches have automatic slide doors. These doors will only open when the platform comes.
  • In addition, the government plans to run ‘train 18’ trains as inter-city trains.

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