Check exclusive photos of Indian Railways' state-of-the-art Train 18

Sep 17, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
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Indian Railways' Integral Coach Factor in Chennai is making India's most anticipated indigenously-built semi-high speed 'Train-18'. The ICF officials are expecting to roll out the first set of the luxury train for trial purposes around mid-October.

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Indian Railways' Integral Coach Factor in Chennai is making India's most anticipated indigenously-built semi-high speed 'Train-18'.

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Indian Railways: The ICF officials are expecting to roll out the first set of the luxury Train 18 for trial purposes around mid-October.  (Image: Zee Business)

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Indian Railways: The first set of Train 18 will have 16 chair-car coaches -consisting of two executive chair cars and 14 non-executive chair cars. (Image: Zee Business)

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Indian Railways' Train 18: The engine-less train is expected to replace the Shatabdi Express trains and the will be put on trial first.  (Image: Zee Business)

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Indian Railways: The first set of the Train-18 may replace Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express. (Image: Zee Business)

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The ICF will be rolling out the Train 18 in a record time of around 20 months while it takes around three years to build such train anywhere in the world. (Image: Zee Business)

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Self-propelled

Self-propelled

Indian Railways' Train-18 is self-propelled on electric-traction and does not require an engine to pull it. (Image: Zee Business)

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Automatic Doors

Automatic Doors

Indian Railways: The train will have automatic sliding doors for entry into one coach from other. The gangway of Train 18 will be fully sealed just like Metro trains. 

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Fully AC

Fully AC

Like Indian Railways other premium trains, the Train 18 will be fully AC chair car with separate footrest for each seat. Even the driver's cabin is fully AC. 

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Rotatable chairs

Rotatable chairs

Train 18's executive class coaches will have 360-degree rotatable chairs which can be aligned in the direction of the train. 

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