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Train 18, India's first engine-less train, is also the country's fastest

The train, which starts its trial today, is made in India and is said to be the best in India in safety and amenities; it also has 360-degree rotating seats for executive-class passengers

Train 18. Photo: Twitter

Train 18. Photo: Twitter

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Indian Railways is set to usher in a new era today by launching its first engine-less and the country’s fastest train, Train 18.

Train 18 is touted to be the successor of the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express and can clock speeds up to 160 kilometers per hour. After the rollout from Chennai's Integral Coach Factory, the train will be brought to Delhi on November 7 and would undergo a second round of trial run in Moradabad-Bareli section and final one between Kota and Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.

What's in store

The semi-high speed train has 16 coaches. The idea was conceived,

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 1:18 PM IST

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