High-speed train sets on tracks in UP, Talgo trial begins
Bareilly: In a step towards realisation of the country’s high-speed trains dream, the Indian Railways (IR) will carry out trials of the Spanish ‘Talgo’ train coaches, beginning from Sunday and to continue till June 12.
In its first trial, the coaches will be tested on tracks between Muradabad and Bareilly districts of Uttar Pradesh.
“The ‘super luxury’ coaches will be initially pulled by an Indian engine for trial. These coaches have numerous censors, which are already tested successfully,” said an IR official.
Earlier, a three-member team of the Railway Board had attended a workshop, where they were given demonstration on Talgo coaches by a team from Spain.
More about the Talgo train:
- The coaches were manufactured by the Talgo company 30 years ago.
- These coaches have been successfully tried in 12 other countries.
- The high-speed train is designed to run at an average speed of 115 km/hr.
- The train consists of power cars, dining cars along with seven coaches.
- Each of the coaches weighs 20 tonnes whereas an Indian coach usually weighs 40 tonnes.