In what could be a bliss for the passengers, the Delhi-Mumbai Talgo train will embark on its final trail run tomorrow, aiming to cover the distance in less than 12 hours at a speed of 150 km per hour.
As per a senior Railway Ministry official, the Spanish Talgo train will leave from New Delhi station at 2:45 PM on September 10 and is scheduled to reach Mumbai at 2.29 AM early morning next day.
Talgo train with nine coaches aims to reach the destination in 11 hours and 44 minutes at 150 km per hour speed in its final trial.
Meanwhile, the Talgo train reached Mumbai today 18 minutes late in its third trial.
Travelling 1,384 km stretch between New Delhi and Mumbai, the train at 140 km per hour speed reached 3.15 AM instead of scheduled arrival at 2.57 AM.
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 are onboard during the trial.
(With PTI inputs)