Train 18

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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