Passenger rail transport Current Affairs, GK & News
On 8 August 2019, Pakistan suspended the Lahore-Attari Samjhauta Express train service following the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu And Kashmir (J&K). Though, Indian Railways has clarified that the train has not been suspended & will run normally. The Samjhauta Express (also called the Friendship Express) consists of 6 sleeper coaches and an AC ..
Topics: Attari • Express • Passenger rail transport • Rail transport • Samjhauta Express • Samjhauta Express bombings • Transport • Transport between India and Pakistan • Transport in Delhi • Transport in Lahore • Wagah
The Union Government has proposed light urban rail transit system – ‘Metrolite’ – in small cities and towns having lower projection of ridership, with each train having three coaches and a restricted speed of 25 kmph. The ‘Metrolite’ can be developed at a lower cost in comparison with existing metro system & will also act ..
Topics: Electric rail transport • Ion rapid transit • Light rail • Medium-capacity rail system • Passenger rail transport • Public transport • Rail transport • Rapid transit • Sustainable transport • Transport • Urban rail transit
The Indian Railways has named the indigenously manufactured Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express. The train is set to run between Delhi and Varanasi at a maximum speed of 160kmph. The 16-coach train is designed and manufactured by the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF) at a cost of approx Rs 97 crore. It is regarded ..
Topics: Express trains in India • Higher-speed rail • Indian Railways • Integral Coach Factory • Passenger rail transport • Rail transport • Rail transport in India • Rolling stock manufacturers of India • Shatabdi • Shatabdi Express • Transport in Delhi • Vande Bharat Express