The first trial run of indigenously developed India’s engineless train, the “Train 18” was successfully conducted on tracks at Moradabad-Rampur section of Northern Indian Railways on Sunday morning. During the trial run, the train was made to run at different speeds and its breaking was also checked.
“Train 18” was first scheduled to set-in-motion on Moradabad-Bareilly section for the first trial. However, due to some blockade on the stretch, the authorities took the decision to change the trial track at the eleventh hour.
According to Railways, the train was made to run at three different speeds of 30 kilometres per hour (Km/hr), 50 Km/hr and 60 Km/hr respectively. The maximum speed of the “Train 18” is 220 Km/hr.