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After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled

22 Aug 2020

After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled

Indian Railways on Friday announced it was canceling the tender for 44 Vande Bharat trains after a Chinese joint venture firm placed its bids, said reports.

Just a day after launch, Train 18 breaks down

16 Feb 2019

Just a day after launch, Train 18 breaks down

A day after it was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vande Bharat Express (which is popularly known as Train 18), broke down on Friday.

Indian Railways names Made-in-India #Train18 as 'Vande Bharat Express'

27 Jan 2019

Indian Railways names Made-in-India #Train18 as 'Vande Bharat Express'

Indian Railways has named the country's first indigenously built engine-less train, Train 18, as Vande Bharat Express, acknowledging its "Made in India" status, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said.

Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

27 Jan 2019

Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) has floated a Rs. 150 crore tender to buy technology and expertise to produce railways' first 'Make in India' international standard coaches for metro trains by 2021, according to sources.

Train 18: Meet the brains behind India's first engine-less train

16 Jan 2019

Train 18: Meet the brains behind India's first engine-less train

Train 18, India's first indigenously built engine-less train, recently became the fastest train in the country after hitting speeds of over 180 kmph in a trial run.

First Train 18 scheduled to run on Delhi-Varanasi route

23 Dec 2018

First Train 18 scheduled to run on Delhi-Varanasi route

The first Train 18 will run between Delhi and Varanasi, on December 29, the Indian Railways said, in response to a query in the Rajya Sabha.

Train 18, first engineless-train, vandalized on trial-run. Incredible India much?

21 Dec 2018

Train 18, first engineless-train, vandalized on trial-run. Incredible India much?

The Indian government, famous for not catering to the demands of the public, decided to change it and gift the country its first engineless train.

Train 18 to make commercial debut on December 29

20 Dec 2018

Train 18 to make commercial debut on December 29

India's fastest indigenously manufactured train, Train 18, is all set to make its debut before the end of this year.

#Train18: Launch date, route, features of India's first engine-less train

07 Dec 2018

#Train18: Launch date, route, features of India's first engine-less train

Train 18, the first engine-less train in India, is set to become the country's fastest after breaching the 180kmph mark during a test run on the Kota-Sawai Madhopur section.

Engine-less Train 18 breaches 180kmph mark; might make January debut

02 Dec 2018

Engine-less Train 18 breaches 180kmph mark; might make January debut

India's first engine-less train, dubbed Train 18, breached the 180kmph mark on Sunday, two weeks after trial runs first commenced.

Train 18, India's first engine-less train, trial-run today: Details here

17 Nov 2018

Train 18, India's first engine-less train, trial-run today: Details here

The maiden trial-run of India's first engine-less train, the indigenously-built 'Train 18' is scheduled to take place today, on the Bareilly-Moradabad section on a standard railway track.

Shatabdi's successor, India's fastest-train called Train 18, to roll-out today

29 Oct 2018

Shatabdi's successor, India's fastest-train called Train 18, to roll-out today

The first indigenously build semi high-speed train is expected to roll out of Chennai's Integral Coach Factory (ICF) on Monday.

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

24 Oct 2018

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

Train 18, India's first engine-less train, which is being regarded as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express, is set to hit the tracks for trials on October 29.

Gold-medalist Swapna finally gets customized shoes for her 6-toes feet

01 Sep 2018

Gold-medalist Swapna finally gets customized shoes for her 6-toes feet

The Indian athlete, Swapna Barman, made the country proud by winning gold in the Heptathlon event at the Asian Games 2018.

Monsoon splash: Run-days of Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Goa route reduced

12 Jun 2018

Monsoon splash: Run-days of Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Goa route reduced

Due to monsoons, Indian Railways have decided to run the popular Vistadome coach on the Mumbai-Goa route only on six days instead of seven.

'Made In India' trains to replace Shatabdi Express

28 Mar 2018

'Made In India' trains to replace Shatabdi Express

Shatabdi Express may have been the go-to choice for railway passengers, but soon they will be replaced by a self-propelled semi-high speed 'Made in India' train.

Two new high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi soon

22 Jan 2018

Two new high-speed trains to replace Rajdhani, Shatabdi soon

Indian Railways is reportedly gearing up to introduce two new high-speed trains -operating at a speed of 176 kmph- even before the launch of India's first bullet train project.

'Anubhuti' coaches with aircraft-like features to replace Shatabdi's chair cars

10 Dec 2017

'Anubhuti' coaches with aircraft-like features to replace Shatabdi's chair cars

Indian Railways is all set to give its passengers an exquisite 'Anubhuti', through new luxury coaches of Shatabdi Express trains.

After three derailments, new Railways Minister focuses on damage control

08 Sep 2017

After three derailments, new Railways Minister focuses on damage control

Yesterday, Piyush Goyal faced a tough day in office as he had to answer for three derailments and one an-almost derailment, just a few days after he was appointed Railways minister.

ISI angle in train accidents merits probing: NIA

27 Jan 2017

ISI angle in train accidents merits probing: NIA

Three cases involving attempts to blast tracks at East Champaran, Indore-Patna Express derailment and last week's Koneru rail accident are currently being investigated by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Hirakhand Express derailment may be probed by the NIA

23 Jan 2017

Hirakhand Express derailment may be probed by the NIA

The sabotage suspected by the Railways in the Hirakhand Express derailment may call for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to include this incident in their probe.

Railways doubles compensation for accident victims

27 Dec 2016

Railways doubles compensation for accident victims

The Indian Railways has decided to double the compensation for victims of rail disasters in the country.

Railways promises to replace old coaches, increase safety staff

22 Nov 2016

Railways promises to replace old coaches, increase safety staff

Reports indicated that Indian Railways recorded over 24 "averted collisions" in the last five years; there is also a shortage of 1.27 lakh employees in the "safety category".

Poor infrastructure caused 50% of train derailments

21 Nov 2016

Poor infrastructure caused 50% of train derailments

With the recent Kanpur train tragedy, the Indian Railways' poor infrastructure is once again in the spotlight.