Railways

Smart coaches with home-like comfort soon

DELHI

Train journeys could soon become a more comfortable with the railways planning to launch all-new `smart coaches’ where travellers can avail of efficient ways of finding journey-related information along with more on-board comfort.

With plush interiors, the `smart coaches’ will have GPS-based wake up alarm and LED-based reservation charts and berth indicators in reserved compartments along with Wi-Fi facility, reports The Times of India.

Like in aeroplanes, the coaches will be equipped with passenger information systems with audio announcements in the day time and also interactive voice-based assistance from the train conductor.

For enhanced comfort, there will be an on-board vending machine for water, coffee, tea and other drinks.

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