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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Train 18 - Vande Bharat

Vande Bharat - TRAIN 18

400 Vande Bharat Trains will introduced in the next 3 years (2022-25)

·         Semi High speed Intercity train 
·         Engine less train.  That means Train 18 driven by a self-propulsion module sans/without a separate locomotive.
·         Rather than being pulled by a locomotive, 'Train 18' sets are powered by traction motors fitted underneath each coach to render them self-propelled, just like metro trains.
·         Compact set/ pack of 18 coaches.  Coaches cannot be separated like in regular trains.
·         The train has 16 Passenger cars. Driver coach on both ends.
·         Developed by ICF, Chennai. MCF- Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli will also manufacture Train 18 in the coming days.
·         Speed - 160 kmph
·         Fully AC Train
·         Estimated cost - Rs. 100 Crores
·         Automatic doors like in Metro train.
·         Footstep in a coach's doorway slides outward only when the train stops at a station.
·         First  train18 set is named as "Vande Bharat Express" and plying between New Delhi and Varanasi.
·         Regenerative braking system - 30% savings in Electricity.