The maiden trial run of coaches of the superfast Talgo train was conducted on May 29 between Bareilly and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.
The Talgo train coaches during their trial run. Bhaskar
Its offer was accepted over a Japanese proposal that asked for an upgrade of the tracks and signaling systems before high-speed train run tests. Talgo, on the other hand, claims that no upgrades are needed for its trains.
The interior of a Talgo train coach. Bhaskar
Speed trials on Bareilly-Moradabad route will continue till June 12.
A WAP4 diesel engine hauled the coaches. Bhaskar
Talgo shipped 21 coaches to India for testing. The coaches can not only cut down on travel time but also consume lesser energy.
Currently Gatimaan Express is India’s fastest train. Launched early this year, the train clocks 160 km per hour on the Delhi-Agra route.