AKS - Talgo completes final run in less than 12 hours

Talgo the Spanish manufacturer of high-speed trains has successfully completed its three-phase rigourous trials

The final leg of Spanish Talgo train completed Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani route trial in less than 12 hours on September 11.

Indian Railways wants to introduce the Talgo train in its attempt to reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai by over 4 hours.

A Indian Railway official said, "The train departed from New Delhi at 2:45 pm on Saturday and arrived in Mumbai Central at 2.33 am on Sunday".

In the earlier trials that has been conducted for Talgo, it couldn't manage to reach at the expected speed and time. "It is dream of the Railways to take not more than 12 hours to travel from one part of India to the other and idea is to enhance the average speed of all trains, so that everyone benefits", Prabhu said at a recent global meet.

The distance between Delhi and Mumbai is about 1,400 kms. Currently, the Rajdhani Express makes the journey in 16 hours.

Nine coaches of the train manufactured by Spanish firm Talgo were transported to Mumbai from Spain by Ship in the month of April. The train consists of nine coaches including two executive class cars, four chair cars, a cafeteria, a power vehicle and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.

The Talgo train can hit up to 200 kms per hour.

The first trial run of the train on the Bareilly-Moradabad stretch in UP was followed by the second trial run along the Palwal-Mathura section of the North-Central Railway.

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