The final trial to determine if the Spanish Talgo train can slash the journey between Delhi and Mumbai by four hours, delivering passengers at just under 12 hours to their destination, was conducted on Saturday. The train reached Mumbai at around 2:34 am and successfully completed its final leg.
The train left from New Delhi station at 2:45 pm, while running at 150 km per hour in its final trial.
Nine super light-weight coaches manufactured by Spanish firm Talgo, which can hit 200 km per hour, were imported to Mumbai in April. Meanwhile, the Talgo train reached Mumbai on Saturday, 18 minutes late in its third trial.
Traversing the 1,384 km stretch between New Delhi and Mumbai, the train -- travelling at a speed of 140 km per hour -- reached at 3.15 am instead of scheduled arrival at 2.57 am.
The Indian Railways had conducted the first trial run of Talgo trains on the Bareilly-Moradabad stretch in Uttar Pradesh, followed by the second trial run was conducted on the Palwal-Mathura section of the North-Central Railway....