Talgo train reaches Mumbai; delayed due to heavy rains
Railway officials said that because of water log tracks near Surat led the train run behind the schedule.
Superfast Spanish Talgo train arrived Mumbai on Tuesday delayed by more than an hour due to heavy rains, Sameer Dixit reports.
Talgo train which is under the third phase of trial on Delhi-Mumbai route, running at a speed of 130km per hour, was expected to cover the distance of nearly 1400km in less than 13 hours. But, the train took 15 hours to reach Mumbai.
Railway officials said that because of water log tracks near Surat led the train run behind the schedule. "Things beyond Railways control led to it", officials said.
— Sameer Dixit (@sameerdixit16) August 2, 2016
"Due to track wash out b/w #Delhi 2 #Mumbai route Talgo train trial affected:Upto Ratlam Talgo was running b4 time", Ministry of Railways replied to Dixit's tweet.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) August 2, 2016
Started from Monday, the first day of trial run began at 7.55 pm from Delhi. The second day of trial will take place on August 3 at around 3pm starting from Mumbai to Delhi. On the last and final day of trial, on August 5 the superfast train will run at the speed of 150 km per hour.
Talgo will go under the fourth and final trial run on August 14 and is expected to cover Delhi-Mumbai route in less than 12 hours, Dixit said.
As ZeeBiz had earlier reported, on July 14, the train had surpassed India's fastest train, Gatiman Express, by running at a speed of 170 km per hour between Mathura and Palwal. This was during the second phase of the trial.
In May, Talgo's first phase trials began between Izzatnagar to Bhojipura stations on the Bareilly-Moradabad rail route. The speed of the train at that time was 80-120 km per hour.