High speed’ Delhi-Mumbai Talgo train final trial at 150 kmph today


The Spanish Talgo train embarks on its final Delhi-Mumbai trial run on Saturday. The train is expected to leave New Delhi station at 2:45pm and reach Mumbai at 2:29am Sunday. The train, which aims to cover the 1,384 km stretch in less than 12 hours at 150kmph, failed to hit the required speed in the earlier three trials.Talgo stands for Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol, which translates to light articulated train.

Alejandro Goicoechea & Jose Luis Oriol are the company’s owners.The first trial run was conducted between Bareilly and Moradabad in UP in May.

Second trial was between Palwal and Mathura in July; completed at 180 kmph, covering 84 km in 38 minutes.The 9-coach Talgo train has 2 executive class cars, 4 chair cars, 1 cafeteria, 1 power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.A Talgo train in India can run at the speed of 180kmph. But the average trial speed is 150-160kmph.

A Gatiman Express can clock the speed of 160kmph. While Shatabdi and Rajdhani can run at 150kmph and 130kmph respectively.

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