Train 18, India’s first engine-less semi-high-speed train, is likely to start operations by 15 December, a senior railway ministry official told PTI. The train, which is set to replace Shatabdi Express, completed its first trial successfully on Monday. It ran at a speed of 115 km per hour (kmph) on tracks in Moradabad.
“We have successfully achieved a speed of 120 kmph during trials. We will achieve a speed of 160 kmph and run the train likely by December 15,” PTI quoted the official as saying. The second trial run of the fully air-conditioned Train 18 will be conducted in Kota, where the train will be tested at 160 km per hour. Read More