Coming Soon: Rajdhani-style Train 18

Train 18, also known as the Vande Bharat Express, will soon launch a Rajdhani-style sleeper-class version for long distance routes.

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Shubhranshu, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (PCME) at ICF said, “We will start the design work on the sleeper-version of Train 18 in a month or so. The new design should be ready in 2-3 months.”

He further added, “Once the design is ready we will send it to the Railway Board for approval. If all goes well, we should have a Rajdhani-style Train 18 ready by the end of this year.”

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Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express have features like faster acceleration and deceleration and better turnaround time. So, the new version of Rajdhani-style Train 18 would drastically cut down travel time for passengers.

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The 160 kmph semi-high speed AC sleeper train may be initially tested on the popular Golden Quadrilateral route.