“Train 20” High Speed Train expected to Replace Rajdhani Express

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Date of Post: Nov 02, 2018

New Delhi: After the success of high-speed Train 18, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce the Train 20 in the country that will replace the Rajdhani Express trains on the network. The high-speed train is likely to be rolled out by 2020.

More Information:

  • Alike Train 18, Train 20 will also be developed at the ICF (Integral Coach Factory) in Chennai.
  • For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, aluminium will be used for the manufacture of train coaches.
  • The self-propelled, fully air-conditioned train is expected to run at a maximum speed of 160 kmph.
  • The engine-less train will have CCTV cameras, diffused lighting, automatic doors and footsteps and a GPS-based passenger information system.
  • Unlike the AC chair car, Train 20 will have next-generation sleeper cars.
  • It will also have driver cabins at both ends.
  • Once the Railway Board gives its nod, the ICF will float new tender and invite bids for the ‘Make in India’ project.

To know more about recent developments of Railways-

29 Oct, 2018 : Indian Railways to Use Aircraft-like Pressurised Coaches in Its Trains for World’s Highest Bilaspur-Manali-Leh Line

29 Oct, 2018 : Indian Railways to Spend Rs 20,000 Crore Towards Augmenting Rolling Stock in 2019-20

27 Oct, 2018 : Indian Railways gets its first loco with aerodynamic and ergonomic design


Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
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