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Train 18 is an Indian semi-high speed train, an intercity electric multiple unit, a type of self-propelled train without a separate dedicated locomotive. [6] 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. ag gaston funeral home birmingham al The unit cost of the first rake was given as ₹100 crore (US$14 million), though the unit cost is expected to go down with subsequent production. [3] At the original price, it is estimated to be 40% less costly than a similar train imported from Europe. [7] The train is planned to begin service in 25 December 2018, by which date a second unit will have been produced and readied for service. [8] Contents

Train 18’s exterior appearance has been likened to that of a bullet train, [3] with an aerodynamic narrowing of each end of the train. [9] It has a driver coach at each end of the train, allowing for faster turnaround at each end of the line. [10] The train has 16 passenger cars, with a seating capacity of 1,128 passengers. [11] Two of the center compartments are first class compartments that seat 52 each, with the rest being coach compartments seating 78 each. [12]

Another unit is planned for production over the next year, along with four more units in the following year, for a total of six. [9] The Railway Board has requested that ICF complete two of the new units by May 2019. [14] Two of those units will incorporate sleeper cars into the layout. [15] Indian Railways and ICF are also planning the development of Train 20, another semi-high speed train that will replace the Rajdhani Express. electricity history in india The line is supposed to be unveiled in 2020. [16] Trial runs and entrance into service

The first set of trains will run between New Delhi and Bhopal , [12] replacing the 30 years old Bhopal Shatabdi Express and thus reducing travel time along the route by 15 percent, [6] or even more once the tracks are properly fitted for the unit. [5] The train’s regenerative brakes are also expected to allow a 30% savings in electricity costs as compared to its predecessor. [17] At an operating speed of 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph), it will outpace the Shatabdi Express by 30 kilometres per hour (19 mph). [12] However, an internal report by Indian Railways indicated that just 0.3% of the company’s track is capable of supporting speeds that high. [18] Every other car on the train is motorised. [10]

The train’s first trial run occurred on 29 October 2018 in Chennai, [10] focusing on crew orientation and testing the train’s brakes, [15] with further testing scheduled to be done in Delhi on 7 November and later in Rajasthan. [13] An Indian Railways official reported that "some fuses went off" during the trial in Chennai, but that the issue was minor and quickly fixed. [19] The train ended up leaving for Delhi later than expected, on 11 November, and arrived on 13 November. [19] Testing was set to commence along a section of track between Bareilly and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh on 17 November, [20] but the location was subsequently changed to the stretch of rail between Moradabad and Rampur due to unspecified issues with the initial section of track. [21] The Moradabad –Rampur testing occurred at low speeds ranging from 30–60 km/h (19–37 mph). [4] After the lower-speed testing, the train was moved to a section of track between Kota and Sawai Madhopur to be tested at operating speed. [20] During its trials, Train 18 reached speeds of 180 km/h (110 mph), the highest speed any train in India has reached. u gas hampton It shares that distinction with a train manufactured by Spanish company Talgo that has also tested trains on Indian tracks. [2]