Indian Railways roll out the first AC Double Decker Train

It was tested about a month back and it has been finally implemented. India’s First AC Double Decker Train has been rolled out by Indian Railways.
Ac Double Decker Train India
According to Rail Coach Factory’s (RCF) General Manager Pradeep Kumar, The double decker rake comprises of Ten coaches, including Two power cars. The double-decker AC chair car train can accommodate 128 passengers which is more than 70 per cent of the usual trains (normally 78). The coaches have two floors connected with staircases and it has been provided with better suspension arrangements for comfort. Facilities in the Double Decker Train would be to the ones that are provided in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.

The GM of RCF was also quoted saying, “It is the latest design, which is made of stainless steel. Its coaches are fit to run up to the speed of 180 kilometer per hour. It is incorporated with all kinds of safety features. It is a design, which will have least impact on the passengers in case of an accident.The train will be introduced on stretches not more than 500 km long as there are no sleeper facilities yet, and will have a general speed of 160 kilometer per hour.”
AC Double Decker Train Rolled out in India
The Double Decker AC train was rolled out in Kapurthala district of Jalandhar on 16th October, 2010 (Saturday). The first double decker train would start running on Howrah-Dhanbad section of eastern railways after clearance from the Commissioner, Railway Safety.

Its a very good initiative and meant for Low Cost travelling. I just hope some more such trains are introduced by Indian railways soon.

  • http://www.techperk.com/ Praveen-Techperk

    Wow amazing, good to see this

  • http://almost-like-everything.blogspot.com PR @ AlmostLikeEverything!

    as per the image it is a very low base train ,but nice a new entry in indian railway

  • http://www.yourdigitalspace.com/ Swamykant

    Nice to see the improvements in Indian Railways :)

  • http://www.gurushala.net/feed shashank chinchli

    Indian railways is revolutionising!
    glad to see this new train wid 70% more accomodation.

  • http://study-geography.blogspot.com John1

    wow, double decker train!
    :thumb up:

  • http://www.yourshowman.com/myblog Vikas Sindher

    Wow… Thats So good. Proud to Be Indian

  • http://www.friendinlove.com Saurabh

    Breaking News…. Indian Railways are now coming in Technology Blogs

  • http://www.madrasgeek.com Srivathsan G.K

    jaw dropping .. awesome .. i love to travel on this ..

  • http://siddharthamm.blogspot.com SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE

    IT LOOKS SUPERB!!!!!!I THINK IT HAD SOME PROBLEMS INITIALLY AS THE EDGES OF THE COACHES RUBBED WITH THE PLATFORMS OF A FEW STATIONS…BESIDES SOME PEOPLE REPORTED FLAWS IN THE DESIGN..

    BUT OVERALL I THINK INDIAN ENGINEERS HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT WORK AND OTHER COUNTRIES SHOULD LEARN FROM IT AND ADAPT!!!

  • sameer rajan

    i love railways,and accrdng to its speed and comfrt its awsme……..

  • S.Shanmuga Prabhu

    Indian Railways Rocks good idea to implement this type of coaches…

  • manoj kumar sharma

    Nice to see.

  • sunil prabhakar

    Indian railway done excellient job, AC sleeper II ac also to be introduced