Train 18 interiors revealed! Train 18, Indian Railways’ first self-propelled train set that will eventually replace the famous Shatabdi Express trains, is almost ready! It’s a story of many firsts for the Indian Railways – the most obvious being that this is the first engine-less train in India for inter-city long-distance travel. The 160 kmph capable Train 18 is expected to hit the tracks for testing by Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) soon. The ambitious ‘Make in India’ project has been executed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai in a record time of 20 months – right from the design stage to manufacturing. Financial Express Online has been closely following the progress of this semi-high speed train and here’s an exclusive look at what Train 18’s interiors will look like.
Train 18 is an all air-conditioned chair car train that will have 16 coaches of the executive and non-executive category. The seats in the executive chair car coaches have golden-brown tapestry with blue and pink headrests. As is evident from the images, the chairs in the executive chair car have rotatable seats that will allow passengers to move them in the direction that the train is running in, or will be beneficial for passengers travelling in groups. Like Shatabdi Express trains, Train 18 will have foldable snack tables, in both its executive and non-executive coaches.