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Talgo train final trial conducted at 150 kmph, Delhi-Mumbai distance covered under 12 hours

The final trial run of Delhi-Mumbai Talgo train at 150 km per hour speed was conducted on Saturday.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 11, 2016 7:39 IST ]
Spanish-built Talgo Train
Spanish-built Talgo Train

To reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to less than 12 hours, the final trial run of Delhi-Mumbai Talgo train at 150 km per hour speed was conducted on Saturday.

Aiming to reach the destination in 11 hours and 44 minutes at 150 km per hour speed in its final trial, the train completed the journey in 11 hours and 49 minutes. 

The Spanish Talgo train started at 2.45 pm from New Delhi station and reached Mumbai Central station at 2.34 am early morning today.

In its third trial, the Talgo train reached Mumbai 18 minutes late on Thursday.

Talgo aims to reduce travel time between Delhi-Mumbai by four hours. Currently, the super-fast Rajdhani Express train takes 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.

The nine-coach Talgo train consists of two Executive Class cars, four Chair Cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.

 

Besides railway staff, technicians from Talgo were onboard during the trial.

Super light-weight coaches manufactured by Spanish firm Talgo, which can hit 200 km per hour, were imported to Mumbai in April.

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