Third trial of “Talgo” train completed on Delhi-Mumbai route


Mumbai, Aug 2: The final trial of Spanish-made Talgo high-speed train has been completed today. The train had covered the journey from New Delhi to Mumbai in one day, an official said on Tuesday.

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Due to heavy rain, the train couldn’t cover the distance soon. On Monday, Talgo left New Delhi at 7:55 p.m on Monday evening and reached to Mumbai Central after 11 am on Tuesday.  “Talgo” has nine lightweight coaches.

The train travelled a distance with an average speed of 130 kmph.

When ‘Talgo’ train passed by certain stations, many travellers were seen excitedly waving, screaming with joy and clicking pictures of the zooming Talgo.

Rest of the trials will be held on August 5, 8 and 14 on Mumbai- Delhi sector. The train will cover a distance with an average speed between 140 kmph and 150 kmph.

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The train is expected to be commissioned by Western Railway around March 2017.