Indian Railways is Making Trains Without an engine - Speed - 160/kmph - Info IRCTC


Indian Railways Updates - Happy Reading

Info IRCTC, Indian Railways

Monday, 17 July 2017

Indian Railways is Making Trains Without an engine - Speed - 160/kmph

On fast Track

Indian Railways has launched a project called Train-2018 under which it will manufacture trainsets that can run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph. 

What is a Trainset?

A trainset is basically a group of coupled coaches (rake) that are individually powered by a propulsion system without a separate locomotive (think Delhi Metro). 

When will it Start to Run?

The first trainset is expected to be ready by March next year and will be put for service in Delhi-Lucknow or Delhi-Chandigarh corridor.

Where is it being made? 

On a pilot basis, the Railways will manufacture two trainsets at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) near Chennai. 

How is it different from Normal Trains?

Train-2018 is aimed at offering comfort and pace to passengers. The project will roll out semi-high speed, 16-coach trainsets with quicker acceleration and world-class passenger amenities. 

These trainsets will have automatic plug type doors that will open and close at stations, wide windows for panoramic view, and ergonomically designed seating. 

Rs 200 Crore Project

The trainsets will be manufactured in collaboration with foreign players on transfer of technology basis, for which the ICF has floated a fresh global tender. 

Features of Train 2018

Equipped with bio-toilets, all coaches in the fully AC trainset will be inter-connected so that passengers can move from one coach to other with ease. 

All coaches of a trainset will be provided with onboard Wi-Fi, infotainment and GPS-based passenger information system (PIS) which will keep the passengers informed about the travel status. The train will have plush interiors and diffused LED lighting. 

Train-2018 will be equipped with improved mechanical couplers and modern coaches with fully suspended traction motors, pneumatic secondary suspension and anti-roll bar.

News - Indiatimes