The revamped Deccan Queen train on Wednesday rolled out from Integral Coach Factory in Tamil Naduâ€™s Chennai.
The historic 90-year-old Mumbai-Pune train, ‘Deccan Queen Express,’ which was also the country’s first-ever superfast train, had a magnificent makeover.
The refurbishment involved upgrading to more luxurious and safer German-designed Linke Hofmann Busch coaches, redesigning the train’s current blue-and-white with red-band livery, and introducing a new logo that highlighted the UNESCO Heritage Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.
The Central Railway, which operates and controls the Deccan Queen Express, sought passengers’ input on preferred colours for the external livery design, citing their strong emotional attachment to the train.
The Central Railway has present eight different livery design sets along with their ranking as per the customer votes which will be implemented.
For designing the new proposed logo, the CR has engaged experts of the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad for their inputs and final logo for the train.