Talgo train delayed by 17 minutes during speed trial at 140kmph
The Spanish-made Talgo train got delayed by 17 minutes during it second spell of trial run at the top speed of 140 kmph on Thursday. The Railway ministry resumed speed trials after a gap of three weeks from Wednesday. The high-speed train is expected to cover the distance between New Delhi and Mumbai in 12 hours and 12 minutes.
During the latest trial run, the train left New Delhi on Wednesday at 2.45pm and was scheduled to reach Mumbai Central station at 2.57am on Thursday. But it reached Mumbai at 3.14am, said Western Railway (WR) sources.
Railway ministry has planned to bring down Mumbai-New Delhi train journey from the existing 16 hours — by Rajdhani express — to 12 hours. So the railways is conducting speed trials with a nine-coach Talgo train at various speeds — 130kmph, 140kmph and 150 kmph — since last May.
According to sources, the Talgo train immediately departed to New Delhi from Mumbai Central at 5.12am. Now, its last and final speed trial at 150kmph will be conducted on Saturday. It will depart from Delhi at 2.45pm and is expected to arrive in Mumbai at 2.23am.
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