Train 18

  • It is India’s first indigenously designed locomotive-less (engine less) train.
  • It breached the 180 kmph speed limit during test run.
  • It is called Vande Bharat Express.
  • It will become the country’s fastest train.
  • It will be replacing current 30-year-old Shatabdi Express. Thus it is touted as next generation Shatabdi Express.
  • It will be first long-distance train without separate locomotive (engine).
  • It will ply between Delhi and Varanasi.