From ‘touch-free toilet set-up’ to ‘climate control’: Here are 10 facts about India’s ‘Train 18,’ the country’s first engineless train

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  • India is expected to soon roll out its fastest train which on Sunday had a successful test run reaching a speed of over 180 kilometres.
  • Once operational, ‘Train 18’ will replace Shatabdi Express to become India’s fastest premium train.
  • The train boasts of touch-free bio vacuum toilets, onboard wifi, GPS based information system, and climate control system features, among others.
India is about to roll out its fastest train that boasts many firsts.

The engineless locomotive, Train 18, had a test run on Sunday, reaching more than 180 kilometres per hour during the trial run between Kota Junction in Rajasthan and Kurlasi station in Madhya Pradesh.

It is expected to have its maiden journey from New Delhi to Varanasi on 25 December.

Here are 10 facts about Train18: