The trial run for the high-speed Spanish-built Talgo train between Delhi-Mumbai route began on Monday with the aim to achieve a maximum speed of 130 kmph. It is expected to reach the financial capital in four hours less than the time taken by Rajdhani Express.
The trial runs will also be carried out on August 3 and August 5.
The high-speed Talgo train is expected to cover the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in just 12 to 13 hours. The super fast Rajdhani Express train takes around 16 hours to complete the 1,384 km stretch between New Delhi and Mumbai.
The Rajdhani Express has an average running speed of nearly 91 kilometre per hour. It can further attain a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour.
Anil Saxena, who is the PRO of the Indian Railway, said, “Our tracks are capable of 200 kilometres per hour but our system is not capable of that speed.”
“These trains can turn on high speed and it’s their advantage. We will analyze the train on all aspects. We just want to take a trail of this new technology,” he added.
Indian Railways had conducted the first ever trial run for Talgo trains on the Bareilly - Moradabad stretch in Uttar Pradesh in May this year, while the second trial run was conducted on the Palwal-Mathura Section of the North-Central Railway.
Both the phases of the trial run were successful.
Spanish-made Talgo became the fastest train in the country by clocking a speed of 180 kilometre per hour by covering 84 km in 38 minutes in a trial conducted by Railways on Mathura-Palwal route, surpassing the record of Gatimaan Express.