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Vande Bharat sleeper trains and metro ready for trials soon

17 Jun 2024

The train has almost completed manufacturing in India and will begin commercial operations within six months.

The semi-high-speed Vande Bharat trains have almost finished being manufactured in India. They will commence trials on August 15th and be ready for a commercial launch within six months.

The sleeper version is needed to launch Vande Bharat on longer routes. These sleeper trains, made by BEML Limited, will have 16 coaches with four bogies each. Besides, noise insulation, sensor-based energy-efficient overhead lighting, sensor-motioned entry/exit doors, cameras, bio-vacuum toilets, and windows will be some of the features. Leg space, seat cushions, and ladders for upper berths will be more improved than other sleeper trains. The gangways will be sealed to keep the dust-free.

Vande Bharat trains run at 160 kmph, and the sleeper trains will be tested at 180 kmph.

Vande Metro will begin trials in July. It will be a chair car that travels up to 130 kmph. Every coach will offer seating for 100 passengers and standing space for 200.

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