New Prototypes of Indian Railways Coaches

Allison Sodha

For many, the idea of experiencing India by train is idyllic. Visions loom of sipping chai in a plush compartment while observing the countryside dotting the landscape. There is also something refreshingly charming when traveling by trains, perhaps because the tradition is an integral part of the local transportation. The rail system serves nearly 20 million people at 7,500 stations daily.

Though India rail journeys are not for everyone, there are considerable advancements being made. Earlier this summer, Indian Railways started a trial of solar powered trains. And now, new prototypes of Indian Railways coaches have been created for the first time in almost 70 years. Check out the photos below from our team at SITA:

New Prototype of Indian Railway Coaches. Photo courtesy of SITA.

 Contemporary meets comfort on the brightly hued seats, sleepers, and bathrooms.


Prototype of Bathroom on Indian Railways. Photo courtesy of SITA.

We are loving the new design, especially the added storage space for each berth. For more information on traveling by rail in India, including descriptions and photos of the classes, check out our post on Overnight Indian Trains

Topics: India, Transportation

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

As the President of Sodha Travel and author of Go! Girl Guides India, Allison has spent almost two decades exploring South Asia. She has a passion for creating experiences fueled by a deeper understanding of local communities.