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Photos of Vande Bharat Express, Country's First Engine-Less Train

India | News18 | February 15, 2019, 12:48 pm
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 For travelling between New Delhi and Varanasi by Train 18, rechristened as Vande Bharat Express -- made its maiden run on February 15 from New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

For travelling between New Delhi and Varanasi by Train 18, rechristened as Vande Bharat Express -- made its maiden run on February 15 from New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inside the Vande Bharat Express. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inside the Vande Bharat Express. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Union minister Piyush Goyal and Murli Manohar Joshi. (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

Union minister Piyush Goyal and Murli Manohar Joshi. (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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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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 An inside view of 'Train 18', country's first engine-less semi-high speed train. (Image: PTI)

An inside view of 'Train 18', country's first engine-less semi-high speed train. (Image: PTI)

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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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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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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. (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. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Piyush Goyal speaking to an official. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Piyush Goyal speaking to an official. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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 Vande Bharat Express at New Delhi Railway station. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Vande Bharat Express at New Delhi Railway station. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Piyush Goyal poses with train crew. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Piyush Goyal poses with train crew. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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 Vande Bharat Express at New Delhi Railway station. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Vande Bharat Express at New Delhi Railway station. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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 Piyush Goyal poses with security personnel. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Piyush Goyal poses with security personnel. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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 Piyush Goyal speaking to an official. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Piyush Goyal speaking to an official. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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 The train left from New Delhi on its trial run on time and reached Varanasi before its scheduled arrival. The train left from New Delhi railway station at 6.35 am and reached Varanasi at 14.30 pm. (Image: PTI)

The train left from New Delhi on its trial run on time and reached Varanasi before its scheduled arrival. The train left from New Delhi railway station at 6.35 am and reached Varanasi at 14.30 pm. (Image: PTI)

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 (Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

(Image: News18/Payal Mehta)

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 The gleaming blue-nosed train comes fitted with the best in the world-class amenities on board, like high-speed onboard WiFi, GPS-based passenger information system, touch-free bio-vacuum toilets, LED lighting, mobile charging points and a climate control system that adjusts the temperature accordingly. (Image: PTI)

The gleaming blue-nosed train comes fitted with the best in the world-class amenities on board, like high-speed onboard WiFi, GPS-based passenger information system, touch-free bio-vacuum toilets, LED lighting, mobile charging points and a climate control system that adjusts the temperature accordingly. (Image: PTI)

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 India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express train, Train-18, at Allahabad Railway Junction. (PTI Photo)

India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express train, Train-18, at Allahabad Railway Junction. (PTI Photo)

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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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 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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