Train 18

Indian self propelled train

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Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18, is an Indian semi-high speed intercity electric multiple unit. It was designed and built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai under the Indian government's Make in India initiative over a span of 18 months. The unit cost of the first rake was given as โ‚น100 crore (US$14ย million), though the unit cost is expected to go down with subsequent production. At the original price, it is estimated to be 40% less costly than a similar train imported from Europe. The train was launched on 15 February 2019, by which date a second unit will have been produced and readied for service. The service was named 'Vande Bharat Express' on 27 January 2019.

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Having motors and transformers in the underslung would mean the creation of additional capacity by 10-15 percent
Credit: DNA - Published 4 days ago

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had announced the Vande Bharat train would connect cities that are 6-8 hours apart.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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