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India's First Engineless Train - Train 18 Showcased to Media

India | News18 | November 14, 2018, 5:48 pm
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 Train 18, India's first engine-less semi-high speed train arrives for a media preview at Safdarjung railway station, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Train 18, India's first engine-less semi-high speed train arrives for a media preview at Safdarjung railway station, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 An inside view of 'Train 18', country's first engine-less semi-high speed train, during its media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Image: PTI)

An inside view of 'Train 18', country's first engine-less semi-high speed train, during its media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on November 14, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker cleans the coach of Train 18 during its media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A worker cleans the coach of Train 18 during its media preview at Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train that is being regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express, is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train that is being regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express, is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Driven by a self-propulsion module sans a separate locomotive, the train, capable of running at a speed of up to 160 kmph, comes with technical features for enhanced quick acceleration. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Driven by a self-propulsion module sans a separate locomotive, the train, capable of running at a speed of up to 160 kmph, comes with technical features for enhanced quick acceleration. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The swanky 16-coach prototype without a locomotive (engine) will cut travel time by 15 per cent compared to the Shatabdi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The swanky 16-coach prototype without a locomotive (engine) will cut travel time by 15 per cent compared to the Shatabdi. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Developed by the city-based Integral Coach Factory in 18 months, the full AC train is designed in such a way that passengers can have a look at the driver's cabin. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Developed by the city-based Integral Coach Factory in 18 months, the full AC train is designed in such a way that passengers can have a look at the driver's cabin. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The self-propelled train, fitted with CCTV cameras, would have two executive compartments in the middle with 52 seats each, whereas trailer coaches would have 78 seats each. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The self-propelled train, fitted with CCTV cameras, would have two executive compartments in the middle with 52 seats each, whereas trailer coaches would have 78 seats each. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Train 18 has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based Passenger Information System. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Train 18 has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based Passenger Information System. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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