AC Double-Decker Train From Indian Railways

I was myself surprised to read this news. It took me a while to accept this new phenomenon by our own Indian railways.

Indian Railways has rolled out the first AC double-decker train. These coaches clearly puts Indian Railways high in design and manufacturing capabilities.

See them:

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Important facts:

  • This train rolled out by Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala comprises of 10 coaches (8 double deckers and 2 power cars).
  • These stainless steel coaches have been introduced to cater to the heavy rush of commuters in high density corridors offering AC travel at a lower cost.
  • The passenger carrying capacity has increased to 128 passenger in comparison to 78 passengers in Shatabdi chair car, thus increasing the capacity by almost 70%.
  • The overall height of double decker coach has been increased marginally by 116 mm (four and a half inches) keeping in view the constraints like overhead structures, bridges, electric traction equipment, platforms etc.
  • Space for the two decks has been generated by optimally using the well space between the two bogies.
  • The End-On-Generation configuration has been used for train lighting and air-conditioning, in which power is supplied by two power cars, attached at both ends of the train.


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  • http://bhardwajme.blogspot.com Abhishek

    Looks quite unique.
    Indian Railway is amongst the best.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.

    • http://nitinkumarjain.in NitiN Kumar Jain

      I completely agree with you … it is one of the best and the biggest service in the whole world …

      • http://bhardwajme.blogspot.com Abhishek

        They have taken the space at bottom and top of the train smartly.
        Nice Change but they should rollout them fast, Indian Railway need some fast trains too.

        • http://nitinkumarjain.in NitiN Kumar Jain

          I think the trial run has already been over … I don’t see any reason why they should not rolled out soon … Let’s hope they run on majority of tracks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K5I6KMGONVBTCUS2R6OLDCXCTQ 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!!!

    • http://nitinkumarjain.in NitiN Kumar Jain

      agreed …

  • Azad

    look at the seats toilet seat is better than tht…cheap third world plastics. no thigh rest or back rest seat belts are provided??????????/ AC???? no carpet on the steps. what rlwys doin with 20k crores . full corruption. might have quoted for state of the art. but corrupt officials provide cheap looking things

    • http://nitinkumarjain.in NitiN Kumar Jain

      Lokpal will have to look into that …

  • http://nitinkumarjain.in NitiN Kumar Jain

    Let’s hope so …

  • Gurupraveen33

    wow its so………. gggggggoooooooooddddddddd

    • Sreeraghu123

       place in east coast railways as soon as possible

  • Iyer G

    This design has been in use in Canada/USA/Europe for about 15 years. Check out Gotransit.com

    • http://nitinkumarjain.in NitiN Kumar Jain

      Nice to know that :)