Talgo train

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Indian Railway has imported nine high-speed Talgo coaches, which are equipped with modern amenities, from Barcelona, Spain. The coaches are manufactured by Spain-based locomotive maker, Talgo. Trial run of the coaches will be conducted on two routes and based on the result of the test run, the Railway Ministry will decide on replacing the existing LHB coaches with the high-speed Talgo trains. Here are some facts about these new Spanish coaches. Also Read - It'll Be More Like a Bar Fight: Drew McIntyre on His WrestleMania Match With Brock Lesnar

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1. Light-weight coaches

As the Talgo coaches are lighter than an average coach of Indian Railway, it can achieve higher speed on the existing rail track and consumes up to 30 per cent less energy. Also Read - Delhi Police to Issue E-passes For Delivery of Essential Commodities- Here's How You Can Get it

2. Talgo coaches can attain speed of 160-200km per hour

On the existing infrastructure, the Spanish train will have the capacity to reach the speed of 160-200kmph. With upgrades, they will be faster.

3. Trials will be conducted on two routes

The trail test will be conducted on the Bareilly-Moradabad rail at the speed of 150-160kmph and it will be followed by trials on Delhi-Mumbai corridor and Mathura-Palwal corridor.

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4. Travel time between Mumbai and Delhi will reduce

The Spanish company is working to introduce the high-speed train on the Delhi-Mumbai route. Considering the speed of the coaches, the time required to travel between Delhi and Mumbai will decrease from a present 17 hours to 12 hours.

5. No need for overhauling the tracks

Except for minor changes, the tracks will not need any overhauling for the test run. Talgo has offered to conduct the test run free of cost on the existing track.

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