Trial run of High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train conducted in India

Posted on:30 May 2016 14:47:00

Trial run of High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train conducted in India
30 May 2016 Current Affairs: Nine-coach Spanish train Talgo’s trial run was conducted on 29 May 2016 on the Bareilly-Moradabad route of Uttar Pradesh. It was conducted as part of the Railways’ strategy to increase the speed of trains.

The trail run was conducted by a joint team of the Railway Design Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Spanish train manufacturer Talgo.The nine-coach Talgo train hauled by a 4500 HP diesel engine was tested on the 90-km line as part of the first trial run. The 90-km distance was covered in 1 hour 10 minutes.

Three phases of trial run The trial run will be conducted in three phases on three routes. These are:

• First phase : Bareilly-Moradabadone route

• Second phase : Mathura-Palwal route

• Third phase : Mumbai-Delhi route

Spanish train Talgo : It is a lighter and faster vehicle with speed up to 115 km per hour.Besides reducing travel time, Talgo's lighter trains consume 30 percent less energy.They are designed in a way that it can run on curves without decelerating the speed.The nine-coach Talgo train consists of two Executive Class cars, four Chair Cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.It envisages reducing time of journey between Delhi and Mumbai from 17 hours at present to 12 hours.As of now, the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express runs at an average speed of 85 km per hour.

 


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