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#SpeedTrial: First Talgo train trial on Bareilly-Moradabad rail route

 2016-05-29 05:42:32.0

talgo-train-759Tahlka news Bureau Bareilly:� Suresh Prabhu has launched another semi-bullet train, which has begun plying from Bareilly to Moradabad. The Indian Railways on Sunday conducted the first trial run of Spanish train Talgo between Bareilly and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh as part of its strategy to increase the speed of trains. Nine Talgo coaches were hauled by a 4,500 HP diesel engine for a trial run from Bareilly at a speed ranging between 80-115 km per hour. The Talgo train trial will be conducted with empty coaches and after filling those with sand bags. The testing team will be in the coaches during trials, he said. The Talgo train coaches are lightweight and designed in a way that it can run on curves without decelerating the speed, the official said. 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. The Railways has set up a Mobility Directorate to work on strategies to increase speed of trains. Gatimaan Express � India�s first semi-high speed that clocks 160 kmph, was launched on the Delhi-Agra route last month. The next trials of the Talgo trains, which are capable of hitting a maximum speed of 200 km per hour, will be conducted on Mathura-Palwal corridor and Delhi-Mumbai�corridor.'

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