Vistadome tourist coaches: Indian Railways completes 180 kmph speed trial

In yet another boost to rail tourism, the Indian Railways has introduced the new design vistadome tourist coach, which will make train journeys more memorable for the passengers in the days to come. Developed by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), the new design vistadome tourist coach successfully completed the 180 kmph trial run on Tuesday.

Making an announcement on Twitter, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Ending the Year on a Great Note: Indian Railways` successfully completed 180 kmph speed trial of new design vistadome tourist coach. These coaches will make train journeys memorable for the passengers and give further boost to tourism.” The features of the Vistadome tourist coach includes: Bogeys with air spring suspension for better ride comfort, large glass windows, transparent roofs for the passengers to get a panoramic view of their journey, rotatable seats, digital display screens for music lovers, wider entrance doors, GPS based public address cum passenger information system. The Vistadome coaches are being operated on select routes including the Nilgiri Mountain Railway line, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kangra Valley Railway, Matheran Hill Railway, between Dadar in Mumbai and Madgoan in Araku Valley as well as in the Kashmir Valley, the hindustantimes report stated.