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India's beautiful double decker trains

Last updated on: April 29, 2013 13:53 IST

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With the introduction of the Howrah-Dhanbad double decker express train in 2011, India joined the big league of European countries that run air-conditioned double decker trains. 

Photographs, courtesy: RCF Kapurthala

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India started operating double decker air conditioned trains from October 1, 2011.

Its average operating speed is 62 km/hr and the maximum limit is 110 km/hr.

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Currently, there are 4 double decker express trains in India.

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The most recent addition is the Chennai-Bangalore air-conditioned double decker train.

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The Indian Railways started its services between Delhi and Jaipur, followed by a double decker service in the profitable Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

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The Railways plans to launch the train in the Indore-Bhopal route in next few months.

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Manufactured at the Kapurthala Coach Factory, this new AC design has several features namely stainless steel body, high-speed Eurofima design bogies with air springs and fire safety-features

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The Indian Railways flagged off a double-decker between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in Spetember 2012. 

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi.

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Superfast double-decker train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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Photographs: Sahil Salvi.

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These futuristic high-speed stainless steel AC coaches will cater to the heavy rush of commuters in high density corridors offering AC travel at a low cost.



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Around 128 passengers can be accommodated as compared with 78 passengers in Shatabdi chair cars, thus increasing the capacity by almost 70 per cent.

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The overall height of a double decker coach has been increased marginally (four and a half inches). 

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The two decks have been designed optimally using the well space between the two bogies.



Photographs: Arun Patil.
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