New Delhi : Railways is all set to roll out indigenously built Semi-high speed train named “Train 18” by September this year. The train is being developed at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, which is done with the design work and giving finishing touches to the pre-production processes.
The completely indigenous coaches, are designed to run at a top speed of 160 kmph.
Instead of a locomotive, the trains will be propelled by 6 motor coaches which would help in faster acceleration.
With its swanky interiors & exteriors, fibre glass reinforced plastic nose cone, it resembles European semi-high speed trains.
The indigenously built train, with a seating capacity of 1128 passengers in 16 coaches/chair cars, comes with super-comfortable seating, automatic doors, vacuum toilets, space for wheel chairs & disabled friendly restrooms.
It has diffused lighting, automatic doors & footsteps besides GPS-based Passenger Information System.
The train has a wheel mounted brake disc which enables halting the train in a jiffy.