Mumbai: Talgo, Spanish made high speed train which was supposed to reach Mumbai at 10 am, reached here at 11:30 am. The reason behind the train’s delay by one and a half hour was because of heavy rains.
The train which was on a trial run, started at 7:55 pm from New Delhi, with Railway and Spanish officers onboard. It was Talgo’s third and the final of its trials from Delhi to Mumbai. This train aims to cut the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai to 12 hours.
The train will return on August 3 from Mumbai at 3pm and is expected to reach the national capital at 5pm with the speed of 130kmph. The second trail will take place on August 5 at 7:55 pm at 140 km per speed and will reach Mumbai the next day at around 8: 50 am.
The third trial will held be on August 9 and the fourth which will be the final one on August 14. The fourth trial will be at 150 kmph with higher speed on the curves.
The first trial of the train was conducted on the Bareilly-Moradabad route in UP in the month of May whereas another trial of this train was carried on the Palwal-Mathura route.