In pics | India on fast track: Trial runs for Talgo bullet train begin

  • Chandan Kumar, Hindustan Times, Bareilly
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 16:39 IST
A vendor walks near the Spanish train Talgo after it arrives at Moradabad railway station during its first trial run between Bareilly and Moradabad on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

The Indian Railways began trials of high-speed, Spanish Talgo train between Bareilly and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

“The train will be tested on maximum speed of 115kmph during the run,” said Nikhil Pandey, divisional rail magistrate, Izzatnagar Divison of North Eastern Railways.

The train has 11 elements, including nine Talgo coaches and two indigenous diesel engines. It comprises of two executive class cars, four chair cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.

The trial run on the 90-km line between Bareilly and Moradabad will continue for two weeks. (PTI Photo)

Four separate cabin crew teams, including two drivers, and two teams of the Railway Protection Force were deployed for the test. To simulate practical conditions, 324 sandbags were used in place of actual passengers inside the coaches.

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Pilots of Spanish train Talgo wave on their arrival at the Moradabad railway station during its first trial run. (PTI Photo)

Talgo, a Spanish company that specialises in high-speed and semi-high speed trains, provided the coaches for trial on its own cost.

People turned up at the platform of Bareilly railway station to see the Talgo train. (Sachin Saini/HT Photo)

Talgo coaches are lightweight and designed to run on curves without decelerating. (PTI Photo)

(With inputs from agencies)

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