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Vande Bharat Express will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra to eight hours from the current 12 hours.(Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Shorter travel time, rotatable seats: What makes Vande Bharat Express special

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Vande Bharat Express will bring down the travel time between Delhi and Katra, the last station on the way to Vaishno Devi temple, to eight hours from the current 12 hours.
Vande Bharat Express also known as Train 18(HT)
Vande Bharat Express also known as Train 18(HT)

Stones hurled at Vande Bharat Express, hits bike later

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 08:21 AM IST
According to local railway officials, at the time of the incident, the semi-high speed train was travelling at a speed of 99km/hr and despite applying the brakes the train still hit the bike.
In a detailed press release issued on Saturday night, railways said during the transportation back from Varanasi it was stopped at Chamraula station of National Capital Region, about 18 kms after crossing Tundla station.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
In a detailed press release issued on Saturday night, railways said during the transportation back from Varanasi it was stopped at Chamraula station of National Capital Region, about 18 kms after crossing Tundla station.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Day after break down, Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Train 18, which was recently rechristened Vande Bharat Express, had left Varanasi Junction for Delhi at 10:30 pm Friday, nearly 45 minutes after reaching the holy city on its inaugural journey.
The window of one of the coaches of the engineless train was damaged(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The window of one of the coaches of the engineless train was damaged(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

When Train 18 was attacked with stones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The Rs 100 crore Train 18, to be called the Vande Bharat Express, has had stones hurled at it during trial runs at least on two occasions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off Vande Bharat Express (Train-18) at New Delhi Railway Station on Friday(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off Vande Bharat Express (Train-18) at New Delhi Railway Station on Friday(ANI)

PM Narendra Modi flags off India’s fastest train Vande Bharat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 02:54 PM IST
The 16-coach train was built in 18 months at a cost of Rs 97 crore by the Integral Coach Factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli, in 18 months. The first locomotive-less train in the country is being seen as a successor to the 30-year-old premier Shatabdi Express.
A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train on January 2.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train on January 2.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Muffins, doughnuts for breakfast, and five-star dinner on Train 18

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 07:26 AM IST
The serving staff on the train – commercial operations start on February 17 – will be trained to be courteous to passengers and offer hand sanitisers at meal times.
New Delhi, India - Jan. 2, 2019: A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train which has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based passenger information system on January 2.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Jan. 2, 2019: A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train which has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based passenger information system on January 2.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

After feedback, Railways reduces ticket prices of India’s fastest Train 18

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 08:49 PM IST
The inaugural run of the train will be on February 15 when it is flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Delhi. The fares are inclusive of the catering service charges.
A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train which has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based Passenger Information System,.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A worker cleans the interior of T-18 train which has diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps beside GPS-based Passenger Information System,.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Sorry, not on the menu! Passengers cannot ‘opt out’ meals on Train 18

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 07:56 PM IST
Meals on board the soon-to-be-launched Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 will not be optional for passengers unlike in premium trains such as Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto express, where travellers can choose not to take catering services, officials said.
It was in 2016 that the coach factory approach the ministry with the idea, after which the nod was granted in April 2017.(HT File)
It was in 2016 that the coach factory approach the ministry with the idea, after which the nod was granted in April 2017.(HT File)

The story behind Train 18: It had to run over tough opposition

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:29 AM IST
FASTEST TRAIN: The idea came after studying engineless trains of Japan, China and other European countries
Train 18, India’s first indigenously built engine-less train, has officially become the country’s fastest hurtling at a speed of 180 kilometres per hour during a trial run.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Train 18, India’s first indigenously built engine-less train, has officially become the country’s fastest hurtling at a speed of 180 kilometres per hour during a trial run.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘Need for speed’: Piyush Goyal tweets special video of India’s fastest train Train 18

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2018 01:59 PM IST
The fully air-conditioned Train 18, built at a cost of Rs 100 crore in 18 months by Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) is deemed as a successor to the premier Shatabdi Express. Shatabdi was introduced in 1988 and runs on over 20 routes connecting metros with other important cities.
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT FILE PHOTO)

Stones hurled at India’s fastest train on trial run; its top speed 181 kmph

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:36 PM IST
The Railways’ fastest train - Train 18, which is scheduled to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29, was pelted with stones on Thursday during a trial run between Delhi and Agra.
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi, India, on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times file photo)
A view of the first Made-in-India engine-less train - named Train 18 at Safdarjung station, during its trial run in New Delhi, India, on November 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times file photo)

All you need to know about Train 18, India’s first engine-less train

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 04:36 PM IST
The self-propelled train, fitted with CCTV cameras, would have two executive compartments in the middle with 52 seats each
The first trial run of Indian Railways’ Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train, will be conducted on Bareilly-Moradabad section on a standard railway track on Saturday.(ANI/Twitter)
The first trial run of Indian Railways’ Train 18, the country’s first engine-less train, will be conducted on Bareilly-Moradabad section on a standard railway track on Saturday.(ANI/Twitter)

India’s first engine-less Train 18 to be test run today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 09:14 AM IST
The fully air-conditioned train, built at a cost of Rs 100 crore in 18 months, can run at a speed of up to 160 kmph and is deemed as a successor to the prestigious 30-year-old Shatabdi Express.
The self-propelled train, fitted with CCTV cameras, would have two executive compartments in the middle with 52 seats each, whereas trailer coaches would have 78 seats each.(Arun Sharma/ HT File Photo)
The self-propelled train, fitted with CCTV cameras, would have two executive compartments in the middle with 52 seats each, whereas trailer coaches would have 78 seats each.(Arun Sharma/ HT File Photo)

India’s first engine-less train set to hit tracks on October 29

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 04:10 PM IST
The swanky 16-coach prototype without a locomotive (engine) will cut travel time by 15% compared to the Shatabdi. Developed in 18 months, the full AC train is designed in such a way that passengers can have a look at the driver’s cabin.
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