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Old August 17th, 2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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MISC | Potable water on trains

There is a news that Indian Railways is planning to introduce potable water tap in coaches. Will it be sustainable? Is there any Railway in the world supplying potable drinking water tap in coaches? If so how is the system followed?

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Old August 17th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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1520 mm long-haul trains usually do that - not only drinkable, but hot too. 1 reboiler per car, situated near conductor compartment.

I also hear Chinese trains tend to have this things, but at lower temperature, due to higher popularity of herbal teas, that require lower temperature to be prepared, compared to good old black tea, that requires 100 C.
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Old August 18th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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AFAIK Amtrak superliner and viewliner car bedroom accommodations have mini showers and toilets.

That would imply some source of potable water, but I don't know if there's a actual faucet and sink available. Never ridden in one.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 03:40 AM   #4
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Chinese trains generally have it so you can make tea, cup noodles, etc.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Old August 20th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #6
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Past Canadian rolling stock used to have a fountain with a dixie cup dispenser beside it in each coach. Nowadays, bottled water's sold to passengers.
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And that's portable, too.
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