Talgo train clears the trial test for induction

    Talgo Train
    The Spanish Talgo train on Sunday completed its final trial between Delhi and Mumbai in less than 12—hours at a maximum speed of 150 km per hour to make a strong pitch for its induction in Indian Railways future venture. The light weight Talgo train covered the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in 11 hours 42 minutes in its final trial," Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohd Jamshed said, elaborating that the Talgo train had left New Delhi at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday and reached Mumbai at 2.33 a.m. early morning next day covering the 1,384 km stretch at about maximum speed of 150 KMPH. It was a successful trial by the Talgo train comprising light weight aluminum coaches with tilting technology. The train with nine coaches had a third trial between New Delhi and Mumbai at 140 km per hour speed on September 7. Talgo aims to reduce travel time between Delhi—Mumbai by four hours more as compared to the super-fast Rajdhani Express train currently taking around 16 hours between New Delhi and Mumbai. Railways had conducted the first trial run of Talgo trains on the Bareilly—Moradabad stretch in Uttar Pradesh followed by the second trial run was conducted on the Palwal—Mathura section of the North—Central Railway, he said.
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