India’s much-awaited indigenously manufactured semi high-speed train, code-named Train 18, is expected to be rolled out in September. The train, built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF)
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways (IR) plans in mid-April to re-float a global tender for a Rs 27bn ($US 415.5m) contract to manufacture 15 inter-city EMUs in collaboration with a foreign partner, after the Stadler-Medha consortium emerged as the sole qualified bidder after technical bids were opened for the original tender on February 6. India’s Department … Continue reading “Railways to re-float $US 415.5m Global Tender for inter-city EMUs” …
These two new trains, ‘Train 18’ and ‘Train 20,’ currently in the process of development at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, will be the fastest in India, running up to a maximum speed of 176 km per hour. Gatimaan Express, which is India’s fastest running train, has a maximum speed of 160 km per hour.
Good news for rail passengers plying between Chennai and Bengaluru, the commuters may soon save their journey time by an hour from next April, if the Integral coach factory (ICF), successfully rolls out its first of its kind EMU module named Train-18.
The Indian Railways would stop inducting the relatively unsafe Integral Coach Factory (ICF)-type coaches, which consist of two-thirds of its 60,000-strong fleet at present.
The Indian Railways has decided to expedite its plan to make coaches safer for passengers, after a series of railway derailments, according to a report in The Financial Express.
While an overhaul is expected in the Ministry of Railways, earlier last month the Indian Railways came up with a revised detailed roll-out plan for the next three years, a copy of which is with DNA.
A day after eight conventional coaches of Mahakaushal Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, the railways on Friday said it is committed to provide safe journey to passengers and is making all efforts to proliferate modern Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in trains.