Train 18

East Central Railway affirms feasibility to run Vande Bharat Express from Varanasi to Kolkata

At present, the Train-18 with all modern facilities for a comfortable journey runs at a maximum speed of 160 kmph between Delhi and Varanasi.

published on : 16th May 2019

ICF sees ‘political ambitions’ behind shifting of Train-18 production to Uttar Pradesh

Critics have attacked BJP, saying the move is aimed at gaining political mileage in UP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. 

published on : 1st March 2019

Vande Bharat Express delayed by 'dense fog' on first commercial run between Delhi to Varanasi

While travelling from Delhi to Varanasi on Sunday, the train was delayed by 1.25 hours. On its return journey, it was delayed by 1.48 hours, officials said.

published on : 18th February 2019

Piyush Goyal slams Rahul Gandhi's comment on 'Make in India' over Vande Bharat Express

The Union Minister said the modern coach factory in Rae Bareli, which is the Lok Sabha constituency of his mother Sonia Gandhi, is a live example of how Congress makes empty promises.

published on : 17th February 2019

After suffering snag on Saturday, Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run from Delhi

"Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi today morning on its first commercial run. Tickets sold out for the next two weeks already. Get yours today!" tweeted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

published on : 17th February 2019

Train 18 ready for commercial run on Sunday: Railways

Train 18, as it was formerly called, broke down about 194 km away from Delhi and 18 km away from Tundla railway station in Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 17th February 2019

Aboard Train 18: A promise that could not be kept

The train was ultimately late by more than six hours due to a mechanical fault and reached the destination by 1 pm on Saturday.

published on : 16th February 2019

India's fastest train Vande Bharat achieves 130 kmph speed during inaugural run

Once India's fastest, the Gatimaan Express, which runs between Delhi and Agra with a maximum speed of 160 kmph and an average of 112 kmph, has now receded to the second place.

published on : 16th February 2019

Newly-inaugurated Vande Bharat Express runs into trouble twice while returning Delhi

The semi-high speed train was returning from Varanasi after it was flagged-off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi railway station on Friday.

published on : 16th February 2019

Bookings start for first commercial run of Vande Bharat Express on February 17

The price of a ticket between Kanpur and Varanasi (319 km) will be Rs 1,020 and Rs 1,815 for CC and EC classes respectively.

published on : 14th February 2019

Railway reduces proposed fares of Train 18 tickets

Train 18 has two classes of tickets -- executive class and chair car -- and will have differently priced meals.

published on : 12th February 2019

Train 18's Delhi-Varanasi AC chair car ticket to cost Rs 1,850, executive class Rs 3,520

The train has two classes of tickets -- executive class and chair car -- and will have differently priced meals, the sources said.

published on : 11th February 2019

ICF gets nod to produce 10 Train 18 rakes in 2019-20

The decision to double the Train 18 production was taken by the Railway Board after the first rake rolled out by ICF, cleared all the mandatory safety and speed tests.

published on : 11th February 2019

Passengers cannot 'opt out' meals on board Vande Bharat Express

But passengers travelling the last leg on the route of the semi-high speed train -- Allahabad to Varanasi -- will have the choice of opting out of the meals provided by the Indian Railways.

published on : 10th February 2019

Miscreants pelt stones on new Train 18 during trial run

No suspect was found. Earlier, stones were pelted on the train on December 20 during a trial run between Delhi and Agra.

published on : 2nd February 2019
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