Train 18: Interesting facts about Indian Railways first engine-less train

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India's first engine-less train, Train 18
India's first engine-less train, Train 18

New Delhi : Indeed a great achievement by Indian Railways as it receives its first engine-less train, Train 18. The 160kmph is a capable self-propelled train set, designed in just 18 months. It is believed that in coming days, it will replace the Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi, India's fastest train till date. Now, if you want to know what train 18 has in store of passengers, then get set to read the interesting facts mentioned below:

Train 18 has centrally operated automatic doors with sliding footsteps to bridge gap between platform and train.

The coach entry area also has automatic sliding doors with optical sensors.

The train is coloured in white and blue and it gives the look and feel of a world-class bullet train.

Train 18 has an aerodynamic driver cabin at each end. Equipment inside the train talk to each other digitally.

There are two Executive Chair cars with comfortable European-style seats in golden coloured fabric. The fabric is dust and fire resistant. The headrests are pink and purple.

The executive chair car seats can be rotated 180 degrees to face fellow passengers.

Train 18 has aircraft-like diffused LED lighting which can brighten or dimmed depending on the time of the day. Each seat also has personalised reading lights

The aisle seats have handles next to the headrest to allow passengers to hold them for easy movement within the coaches.

Train 18 has bio-vacuum toilets for efficient flushing. Touch-free sensor-based fittings have been used for optimal consumption of water.

The pantry on wheels has world-class imported equipment for better heating of food and chilling of cold drinks and juices.

Train 18 has fully sealed gangways for easy movement between coaches. This also means more effective air-conditioning and keeps coaches dust free.

Train 18 has onboard WiFi which will allow passengers to play preloaded content on their personal devices. There are mobile and device charging points next to each seat.

Train 18 has continuous windows for panoramic passenger viewing experience. The windows also have touch-based push up/down blinds.

Train 18 has two GPS-enabled information screens at each end of the coach that will keep you informed about the next destination, time of arrival and the speed.

It has spacious cushioned luggage racks and toilet occupancy indicators.

The propulsion system and rigid couplings in the bogie mean jerk free rides with faster acceleration and deceleration. The overall journey time will be cut by at least 15%.