Vande Bharat Express – Engine Less Train – Train 18

Train 18
Train 18

Train 18 : Vande Bharat Express

Vande Bharat Express is a New ✅ Fully Air Conditioned train with high speed comfort and facilities. Vande Bharat Train started from 17-Jan-2019. Vande Bharat Express is most recent edition of Indian Railways where built under make in India project. Its having all new-gen technologies. You can feel the same from the door to seat. I am sure you will definitely fall in love when you saw the same. You feel like you have entered the Airlines instead of a Train in India. Details of Vande Bharat Express Trains series by Indian Railway.

Vande Bharat Express Trains ~ Important Updates

Indian Railways floats the revised tender of semi-high speed 44 Vande Bharat trains sets. The tender is for ‘3 phase Propulsion, Control and other Equipment along with Bogies for Trains Sets”. The tender has been uploaded on http://ireps.gov.in ~ Updated 22.09.2020

Chennai – Mysuru : Fifth Vande Bharat Express

Indian Railway is planning to run fifth Vande Bharat Express train between Chennai and Mysuru, the fist semi high speed services for south India.

Inaugural Service Details

The inaugural special Vande Bharat Express from Mysuru to Dr.MGR Chennai Central will be flagged off by Shri. NarendraModi, Hon’ble Prime Minister around 10:20 hours from KSR Bengaluru o­n 11th Nov, 2022. This inaugural special train will stop at almost all enroute stations for the benefit of everyone living in the town/city to see the Vande Bharat Train manufactured in ICF, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The premium train service symbolizes the future of rail travel in the country with its state-of-the-art facilities, advanced safety technology, thus redefining travel experience.

Regular Service Details

Regular operation of Train Nos.20607/20608 Dr MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru – Dr MGR Chennai CentralVande Bharat Express trains will commence o­n and from 12th November 2022, from both the destinations, namely, Dr MGR Chennai Central and Mysuru.

Train Nos.20607 / 20608 MGR Chennai – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express (06 Days a Week – Except Wednesday)

  • Train No.20607 MGR Chennai – Mysuru train will depart from MGR Chennai at 05.50 hrs and will arrive Mysuru at 12.20 hrs.
  • Train No.20608 Mysuru – MGR Chennai train will depart from Mysuru at 13.05 hrs and will arrive MGR Chennai at 19.30 hrs.

Halting
MGR Chennai, Katpadi, KSR Bengaluru City, Mysuru.

Composition

14 Chair Cars and 2 Executive Chair Cars ( Total 16 Coaches)

Train Ticket Booking

Advance reservation for the above Vande Bharat Express train service commencing from 12-11-2022 is open from Southern Railway end.. No concession and Child fare shall be admissible in the above Vande Bharat Express trains. o­nly full fare adult tickets shall be issued. Other terms and conditions for booking, cancellation, refund, etc. shall be as per Shatabdi trains.

Fare of Vandebharath Express Trains

Fare of Vandebharath Express Trains MAS - MYS
Fare of MAS - MYS Vandebharath Express (Including Catering)
From To CC (Chair Car)EC (Executive Class)
MASMYS12002295
MASKPD495950
MASSBC9951885
KPDMYS10101915
KPDSBC7851460
SBCMYS515985
Fare of MYS - MAS Vandebharath Express (Including Catering)
From To CC (Chair Car)EC (Executive Class)
MYSMAS13652485
MYSSBC7201215
MYSKPD11752110
SBCMAS9401835
SBCKPD7301410
Chennai - Mysuru : Fifth Vande Bharat Express
Chennai – Mysuru : Fifth Vande Bharat Express
  • 5th Indigenous semi-high speed train
  • 2nd generation with better passenger amenities
  • Peak speed 160 kmh
  • Reducing travel time from average 8 hrs.30 min to 06 hrs .30 mins
  • Boosting tourism in Karnataka and TamilNadu
  • Separate toilets for Divyangjan
  • Equipped with KAVACH to avoid train collision
  • 360º Rotational seats and Information system
  • Launched under the Make-in-India initiative, the semi-high-speed service is expected to boost tourism with faster and more comfortable travel options between the three cities.
  • The Vande Bharat Express is expected to reduce the travel time between Mysuru and Chennai to less than six hours.
  • This train will be South India’s first semi-high-speed service, which will cover a distance of 497 km from Chennai to Mysuru.
  • The trial runs of the Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express train started on Monday morning (07.11.2022) at Chennai’s MG Ramachandran railway station.
  • It will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 11, 2022.
  • This new service will connect Bengaluru and Mysuru in Karnataka to Tamil Nadu’s Chennai and is set to increase the connectivity between three IT cities.
  • The average speed of the Chennai-Mysore Vande Bharat express service will be between 75 and 77 kilometers per hour.
  • The distance between the two cities is around 504 kilometres and it will take around a six-and-a-half hour journey to reach Mysuru from Chennai.
Chennai - Mysuru : Fifth Vande Bharat Express
Chennai – Mysuru : Fifth Vande Bharat Express

Delhi – Amb Andaura (Himachal Pradesh) : Fourth Vande Bharat Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the fourth Vande Bharat Express train on 13.10.2022 in Himachal Pradesh. The train is between Delhi and Amb Andaura (HP) via Ambala, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, and Una.

Regular Run Details

Train Nos.22447 / 22448 Amp Andaura – New Delhi Vande Bharat Express Trains

  • Train No.22447 Amp Andaura – New Delhi Vande Bharat Express will leave Amp Andaura at 13.00 hrs and will arrive New Delhi at 18.25 hrs. The train will be Six days a Week (Except Wednesday)
  • Train No.22448 New Delhi – Amp Andaura Vande Bharat Express will leave New Delhi at 05.50 hrs and will arrive Amp Andaura at 11.05 hrs. The train will be Six days a Week (Except Wednesday)

Halting
Amabala, Chandigarh, Anadpur Sahib and Una Himachal Stations.
Composition
Executive Chair Car and AC Chair Car.

Time Table

The Timings and stoppages of Vande Bharat Express are as under:

22447 New Delhi- Amb Andaura Vande Bharat ExpressStations22448 Amb Andaura- New Delhi Vande Bharat Express
05:50DNEW DELHIA18:25
08:00/08:02A/DAMBALAA/D16:13/16:15
08:40/08:45A/DCHANDIGARHA/D15:25/15:30
10:00/10:02A/DANANDPUR SAHIBA/D14:08/14:10
10:34/10:36A/DUNA HIMACHALA/D13:21/13:23
11:05AAMB ANDAURAD13:00
Train Nos.22447 / 22448 Amp Andaura – New Delhi Vande Bharat Express Trains

Fare structure

Fare structure of Train 22447 New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi to Amb Andaura is as under:

  • Executive Class – Rs 2045 (with Catering), Rs. 1890 (without catering)
  • Chair Car- Rs 1075 (with Catering), Rs 955 (without catering)
  • Fare structure of Train 22448 Amb Andaura – New Delhi Vande Bharat Express from Amb Andaura to New Delhi is as under:
  • Executive Class – Rs 2240 (with Catering), Rs. 1890 (without catering)
  • Chair Car- Rs 1240 (with Catering), Rs 955 (without catering)

Main Features

  • This is the Fourth Vande Bharat Train by Indian Railway.
  • This train is capable of reaching peak speed of 160 kmh.
  • This train will help to reduce travel time from 7 hrs to 5 hrs.15 minutes.
  • Separate Toilets for Divayangjans.
  • This train has a 16 coach Chair Car configuration, having a stainless steel car body and a seating capacity of 1128 passengers.
  • This train has advanced state of the art safety features including KAVACH technology
  • This Semi-high speed train will connect the National Capital to the Hill state Himachal Pradesh.
  • Facility of CCTV Cameras in all Coaches.
  • Availability of on-demand Wi-Fi Connection.
  • The advanced state-of-the art suspension system ensures smooth and safe journey and enhanced riding comfort for passengers with 3.5 riding index.
  • Recliner Seats in all coaches.
  • Emergency Alarm Button and Talk Back Unit.
  • Energy efficient upto 30% power savings with advanced regenerative braking system
  • Accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 52 seconds.
  • Automatic Doors & Sliding Footsteps in each Coach are here to provide you a comfortable journey.

Inaugural Run Details

The inaugural run will be flagged from UNA Himachal at 09.30 hrs on 13.10.2022 (Thursday).

Gandhinagar Capital (GNC) – Mumbai Central (ADI) : Third Vande Bharat Express 2.0

Train Nos.20901/20902 Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express Trains

Western Railway announced that the New Vande Bharat Express will offer world – class comfort and facilities to passengers. The fully air-conditioned Vande Bharat has several modern features such as sliding doors, personalised reading lights, mobile charging points, attendant call buttons, bio-toilets, automatic entry and exit doors, CCTV cameras, reeling facility, comfortable seats etc. The inaugural run of third Vance Bharat Express was flagged off by PM on 30.09.2022.

Time Table

Regular Run Details

The Regular run of Vande Bharat Superfast Express will commence from 01.10.2022. This train will run 6 days a week and will not run on Sundays.

New Timing and Stoppages of Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express Trains

New Timing and Stoppages of Mumbai Central - Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express Trains
New Timing and Stoppages of Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express Trains

Halting
Mumbai Central, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar Capital stations on both directions.
Composition
AC Chair Car and Executive Chair Car.

Fares Details

Gandhinagar Capital - Mumbai Central : Vande Bharat Train Fares
Gandhinagar Capital – Mumbai Central : Vande Bharat Train Fares

IRCTC announced that IRCTC shall deliver rich cuisine experience to travellers’ taste buds during the journey both on the inaugural day as well as regular runs.

  • The indigenous developed train shall also come with a befitting Health Conscious Low Calorie Millet Rich Regional Menu.
  • Indian Railways is all set to serve high end delicacies suited to the taste-buds of esteemed clientele in the prestigious semi-high speed train. The elegant design and appearance of the train shall be ably complimented with local cuisine anticipating preferred train patronisation from Gujarat and Maharashtra, though the menu shall also address passenger expectations from other parts of the country.
  • Looking to cater to the premium business and Corporate segment that travels on the route, Health Conscious and Low calorie food options made from Ragi, Bhagar, Cereals, Oats, Muesli, etc shall be integral to the menu. Railways has not missed its focus on the preference of Fasting/ Jain/ Senior patrons in the Mumbai Gujarat Section. Dishes prepared from Sabu Dana, Bhagar and Fruits which are otherwise light on the stomach but still have high nutritional value are much a part of the menu.
  • The customised menu for Vande Bharat Train is also in sync with the theme of ensuing year 2023 which is poised to be celebrated World over as the International Year of Millets. The initiative has been steered by India in the U.N. General Assembly adopting a resolution in April 2021 and declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets.
  • In a first, Healthy Malt Beverages for travelling kids are being introduced as a service in the premium train.
  • Replacing Chocolate Bars with local Brands of “Peanut Chikki” with Peanuts sourced from local farmers is being seen as a part of Be Vocal, Go Local ideology.
  • The Menu service being planned to suit the train schedule timings includes Morning Tea, Breakfast, Hi-Tea, Lunch and Dinner on the motto “Quality First “.
  • On board hospitality shall be extended by engaging experienced and competent professionals of balanced gender mix at par with the Mumbai Ahmedabad Corporate Tejas Trains run by IRCTC.

New Delhi (NDLS) – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) : Second Vande Bharat Express Details

Ministry of Railway announced that Country’s Second Vande Bharat Express will be flagged off on 03.10.2019. Details are under.

Train Nos.22439/22440 New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra : Vande Bharat Express

Country’s second Vande Bharat Express is between New Delhi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. This train is a Navratra gift to the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi. It will cut down travel time to Katra by 4 hours.

New Delhi (NDLS) - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) : Vande Bharat Express
New Delhi (NDLS) – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) : Vande Bharat Express

Route and Time

New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express will cover the distance between the cities in eight hours with stoppages at Ambala, Ludhiana and Jammu Tawi. The train will be for 6 days a week (except Tuesday)

Train Nos.22439/22440 (UP/DOWN)

  • The train will depart from Delhi at 06.00 AM and will reach Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 2.00 pm.
  • Train will depart from Delhi at 11.00 pm and will arrive Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 3.00 pm.
New Delhi (NDLS) - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) : Vande Bharat Express
New Delhi (NDLS) – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (SVDK) : Vande Bharat Express

Fare Details

  • Minimum Fare – Rs. 1,630/-
  • Maximum Fare – Rs.3,014/-

Main Features

  • Country’s Second Vande Bharat Express
  • CCTV surveillance
  • GPS based information system
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Bio Vacuum Toilet

On-Board Catering Services on (NDLS-SVDK) Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express

Sector-wise catering services and tariff /Service-wise tariff of Vande Bharat Express between NDLS-SVDK are following.

sector-wise catering services and tariff of NDLS-SVDK Vande Bharat Express

The sector-wise catering services and tariff of Vande Bharat Express between NDLS-SVDK shall be as under:-

On-Board Catering Services on Delhi - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express
On-Board Catering Services on Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express
  • Additional Rs. 20/- will be charged from all passengers for Packaged Drinking Water (1000 ml) and News Paper which shall invariably be provided to all passenger
  • The above tariff is inclusive of applicable GST @ 5% which shall be complied as per prevailing GST rules.
  • Catering Services in Train Set 18 will be provided to all passengers as per services mentioned above. Accordingly, the above mentioned catering charges between pair of stations would be included in the ticket fare of all passengers. However, considering the leg of journey between ALD and BSB as short first/last leg, the passengers boarding from ALD to BSB and from BSB to ALD shall have option to opt out of on-board catering services at the time of booking’
  • The fare, for those passengers who do not opt for catering services between ALD and BSB stations (up/down directions) in advance ui the time of booking, shall not include the respective catering charges mentioned above. If a passenger who did not opt for catering service in advance and subsequently decides to purchase the same on-board, an extra amount of Rs.50/- per service, in addition to the above catering charges, shall be charged. A separate receipt shall be issued to such passengers by IRCTC’
  • IRCTC shall manage on-board Catering Services on Train Set 18 as per the provisions of Catering Policy 2017.
  • IRCTC shall decide and notify the service-wise menu and standards of services which shall be commensurate with the above fixed tariff.
  • All other instructions for management of on-board catering services on pre-paid trains will remain unchanged.

Service-Wise Tariff of NDLS-SVDK Vande Bharat Express

The service-wise tariff of Vande Bharat Express shall be as under:-

Type of ServiceTariff (Inclusive : of GST @5%)
ECCC
Tea Coffee Beverages *1515
Breakfast with Morning Tea155.00122.00
Lunch/Dinner244222
Evening Tea with Snacks 10566

* This service shall be applicable between pair of stations where there is no other service.

  • The catering charges for each pair of stations as per the requirement of the journey on up and down direction of each Vande Bharat Express train shall be decided by the concerned and owning Zonal Railways in consultation with IRCTC. Accordingly, Zonal Railways shall calculate the total catering charges based on above tariff in consultation with their Associate Finance for its inclusion in the Ticket Fare.

New Delhi ((NDLS) – Varanasi (BSB) : First Vande Bharat Express Details

Indian Railway introduced India’s first engine-less self propelled train called Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express. It’s commercial run started from 17 February 2019 onwards Details of Train Nos.22436/22435 New Delhi ((NDLS) – Varanasi (BSB) Vande Bharat Express are here.

New Delhi – Varanasi : Vande Bharat Express Review Video

On January 17, 2019 – Minister of Railways and Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal announced the name Vande Bharat Express for Train 18, acknowledging its made-in-India status. He called it a ‘vandaniya’ step towards realisation of New India vision. This train set has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in the period of 18 months under ‘Make in India’ program.

Running Details

Train-18, the fastest train from railways’ stable, will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29,2018 likely from his constituency Varanasi. The country’s first engineless train will replace Shatabdi trains and will run between Delhi and Varanasi.

Train 18, manufactured by ICF Chennai at a cost of Rs 100 crore, recently became India’s fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during trial-run on a section of the Delhi – Rajdhani route.

Running Details of Trains 18 are following

  • The train will start from New Delhi station at 6am and is expected to reach Varanasi at 2pm.
  • For the return journey, the train will start at 2.30pm from Varanasi and reach the national capital at 10.30pm on the same day.

Composition
The train will have two executive compartments which will have 52 seats each and trailer coaches will have 78 seats each.

Vande Bharat Express Route Change till 1 October 2019

Indian Railway announced that Vande Bharat Express route change till 1st October 2019, details are attached.

Revised Timing Details of Vande Bharat Express

Train Nos.22436/22435 New Delhi-Varanasi ‘ Vande Bharat Express ‘ ( 05 days of week ) Regular operation will start from 17.02.2019 . This car is the first semi-high speed car built in the country with state-of-the-art facilities.

Regular operation –

  • New Delhi from – car number. 22436 from 17.02.2019 in addition to every Monday and Thursday (05 days in week)
  • From Varanasi – Train No. 22435 In addition to every Monday and Thursday from 05.02.2019 (05 days in week)
  • Car Structure – Executive Chair Car – 02 , Chair Car – 12

Time and stop

22436 New Delhi-Varanasi
Vande Bhaiya Express
station22435 Varanasi-New Delhi
Vande Bhaiya Express
Departure 06.00New DelhiArrival 23.00
10.18-10.20Kanpur18.30-18.32
12.23-12.25Allahabad16.35-16.37
Arrivals 14.00VaranasiDepart 15.00

Railway announced that there will be some changes in the timing of Train No.22436 New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express at Kanpur Central and Allahabad Jn station w.e.f 26.03.2019(Tuesday). Following are the details.

Revised Time of 22436 New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express

Train No. 22436 New Delhi-Varanasi
Vande Bhaiya Express
Existing Timing Arr / DepRevised Timing Arr/Dep
New Delhi- / 06.00No Change
Kanpur10.18 / 10.2010.08 / 10.10
Allahabad12.23 / 12.2512.08 / 12.10
Varanasi14.00 / -No Change
revised timing of Vande Bharat Express
Revised timing of Vande Bharat Express

New Delhi (NDLS) – Varanasi (BSB): On-Board Catering Services on Train Set 18

Train Set 18 is planned to be introduced between NDLS and BSB. Accordingly, management of on-board Catering Services on Train Set 18 shall be done as per the following guidelines :-

IRCTC Food Menu Rates

  • The sector-wise catering services and tariff of Train Set 18 between NDLS-BSB are as under :-
Catering services and Tariff of Train Set 18
Catering services and Tariff of Train Set 18
  • Additional Rs. 20/- will be charged from all passengers for Packaged Drinking Water (1000 ml) and News Paper which shall invariably be provided to all passenger
  • The above tariff is inclusive of applicable GST @ 5% which shall be complied as per prevailing GST rules.
  • Catering Services in Train Set 18 will be provided to all passengers as per the services mentioned above. Accordingly, the above-mentioned catering charges between pair of stations would be included in the ticket fare of all passengers. However, considering the leg of the journey between ALD and BSB as short first/last leg, the passengers boarding from ALD to BSB and from BSB to ALD shall have the option to opt out of on-board catering services at the time of booking’
  • The fare, for those passengers who do not opt for catering services between ALD and BSB stations (up/down directions) in advance ui the time of booking, shall not include the respective catering charges mentioned above. If a passenger who did not opt for catering service in advance and subsequently decides to purchase the same on-board, an extra amount of Rs.50/- per service, in addition to the above catering charges, shall be charged. A separate receipt shall be issued to such passengers by IRCTC’
  • IRCTC shall manage on-board Catering Services on Train Set 18 as per the provisions of Catering Policy 2017.
  • IRCTC shall decide and notify the service-wise menu and standards of services which shall be commensurate with the above-fixed tariff.
  • All other instructions for management of on-board catering services on pre-paid trains will remain unchanged.

Features of Train 18

Main Features : Train 18

  • Train 18 is an engineless train: has driving cabs at both ends and 16 modern coaches.
  • Coaches have traction, like in EMU trains, that allows greater acceleration
  • It has 14 AC chair cars and 2 executive class coaches.
  • Plush seats can be swivelled in direction of movement
  • In Executive Class, seats can be swivelled to face continuous windows
  • Doors are sliding and toilets vacuum – controlled.
  • On-board infotainment, non-stop wi-fi likely.
  • Touch sensitive lights above the seat.
  • Train speed indication on screen
  • Every bogies having Railway pantry services storage space.

Salient Features of Vande Bharat Train

  • No concession and child fare shall be admissible in this train. Only full fare adult ticket shall be issued.
  • No Senior Citizen /Divyang/Journalist concession ticket booking is allowed in this train.
  • The passenger boarding from ALD to BSB and from BSB to ALD shall have Option to opt out of on-board catering services at the time of booking.
  • The fare, for those passengers who do not opt for catering services between ALD to BSB station (up/down directions) in advance at the time of booking, shall not include the respective catering charges.
  • If a passenger who did not opt for catering service in advance and subsequently decides to purchase the same on-board, an extra amount of Rs.50/-per service, in addition to the above catering charges, shall be charged.
  • No other quota is available except General and Tatkal Quota.
  • This train runs on Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun in a week.
  • Other Terms and Conditions for booking, cancellation, refund etc. shall be as per Shatabdi trains.
Vande Bharat Express : Main Features
Vande Bharat Express : Main Features

Trial Run Details

VANDE BHARAT SECOND RAKE (Updated : 27.09.2019)

Trial with Second Rake of Vande Bharat Express

VANDE BHARAT SECOND RAKE
VANDE BHARAT SECOND RAKE

India’s ‘fastest’ train, seen as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express, will make its debut on the tracks on Monday (29.10.2018) with trial runs. It is built by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai under Make in India Project in a short period of 18 months. The first set of train will run between New Delhi and Bhopal. It will replace Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express which is currently the fastest train of Shatabdi Series. The train has state-of-the-art features including seats that can rotate 360 degrees and can be aligned in the direction of travel. The train does not have an engine and will cut travel time by 15 per cent as compared to the Shatabdi.

The fully-air conditioned Train 18 comes with on-board infotainment system with Wi-Fi, vacuum toilets, sliding doors and continuous windows for a contemporary modern look are some other features of the Latest Special trains List 2020 set. Train 18 has diffused lighting, automatic doors and sliding footsteps besides GPS-based Passenger Information System and charging points at every seat. 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.

Built at a cost of Rs. 100 crore, the first train set will have a few imported components such as French-made seats, brakes and couplers from Germany, along with a Czech-made door system, all of which are to be indigenised for the next rake. Like in a metro, the doors of Train 18 would open only after the train stops to ensure safety of passengers. The train would start only after all doors are shut.

After test runs in Chennai, Train 18 will run at 160 kmph as against 130 kmph of the Shatabdi. The train will reach Delhi on November 7 and then move to the Moradabad-Bareli section for a second round of test run. The final trials will be held between Kota and Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.

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