New Delhi, Sep 10 : Talgo stands for Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol, which means light articulated train. India’s first high-speed Talgo just is on a trial run from Delhi to Mumbai today.
So what makes Talgo Train special ?
The Talgo train can run at top speed of 160-220 km per hour. If the trial run succeeds ,it will run between Mumbai and Delhi and is likely to cut down the travel time to around 12 hours, from the current 17 hours by Rajdhani train for the first time.
The high speed train have the technology to keep the passengers and interiors happy even when the temperature outside crosses 50 degree Celsius or drops below -20 degree Celsius.
The Spanish made Talgo will save up to Rs 1 crore and require less maintenance as compared to the LHB coaches used in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
What about the Coach structure?
It has nine coaches with two executive classes, four chair cars, a power car, a cafeteria, and a tail end coach for staffs and equipment. The facilities include footrests, reading lights, tables, audio entertainment control for all the passenger’s seat and will have monitors for video entertainment.
Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu whose aim was to boost ultra – high speed technology has been pitching for faster movement of trains. “It is dream of the Railways to take not more than 12 hours to travel from one part of India to the other and idea is to enhance the average speed of all trains, so that everyone benefits,” Prabhu said at a recent global meet.
Hopefully very soon you could enjoy the luxury of Spanish coaches to reach your destination much ahead of time!