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High-speed Talgo train reaches Mumbai 3 hours late during trial run, authorities blame rains

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 August 2016, 15:11 IST

The Spanish-made, high-speed train Talgo completed its third and final phase of trials from New Delhi to Mumbai on 1 August. However, the train arrived at its destination over three hours behind schedule.

The train commenced its final phase trial run from Delhi at 7:55pm on 31 August and arrived in Mumbai at 11:40am - over three hours behind schedule, a Western railway official said, adding that heavy rains enroute caused the delay.

The semi-high-speed train was expected to complete the journey of 1,384 km in 12 hours and 35 minutes, and was scheduled to reach the metropolis at 8:31am.

However, the train attained its maximum speed and the trial run at 130 km/hr was successful, he said.

The Talgo train runs at an average speed of around 90-100 km/hr and can attain a maximum speed of 130-150 km/hr.

The light-weight train aims to cut short the time between the two destinations by almost four hours. Presently, super-fast trains such as Rajdhani Express take around 16 hours to traverse the route.

The train consists of nine coaches, two executive class, four chair cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach for staff and equipment.

--PTI

First published: 2 August 2016, 15:11 IST
 
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