Engine-less train to replace Rajdhani Express! After rolling out Train 18 – Indian Railways’ first engine-less chair car train set – the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai is now looking to manufacture the sleeper-class version of this self-propelled train.
The new 160 kmph capable train set will likely replace the Rajdhani Express trains on key routes. Financial Express Online learns that Railway Board has already expressed interest in getting a sleeper-class version of the engine-less Train 18 made. However, no order has been placed yet.
According to an ICF official that Financial Express Online spoke to, once Train 18 undergoes extensive trials by RDSO, and starts plying from January 2019, the Railway Board is expected to give the nod to make a sleeper-class train set on the same platform.
Sudhanshu Mani, GM of ICF Chennai is confident that the coach factory will be able to make the long-distance sleeper-class version in around 8 months after the Railway Board gives the go-ahead. Read More
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