THE NEW ERA TRAIN 'TALGO' COMPLETED ITS TRIAL RUN BETWEEN NEW DELHI & MUMBAI CENTRAL.
The much talked TALGO train was warmly welcomed by one & all including higher Railway Officers and media representatives at Platform No. 5 of Mumbai Central station at 11:36 am on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016, when it arrived after its successful trial run between New Delhi and Mumbai Central station.
Shri G. C. Agrawal, General Manager, Western Railway alongwith various senior Railway officers including Shri A. K. Agarwal, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Western Railway & Shri Mukul Jain, Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai Central division, inspected the entire train and discussed various technical aspects as per the Indian conditions. on this occasion Shri Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway interacted with print and electronic media and briefed about the salient features of the new era train.
Spanish Talgo train started its 3rd leg of trial between New Delhi-Mumbai route on 1st August, 2016 when it was departed at 7:55 PM from Platform No. 2 of New Delhi Railway station.
Talgo Train Trial between New Delhi – Mumbai Central completed as per the expectations
Report for the first leg of time validation trials of Spanish Talgo Train from New Delhi to Mumbai Central
·Talgo special Train departed from New Delhi at 19:55 hrs.
·It travelled through the same route which is followed by the New Delhi – Mumbai Rajdhani Express train No. 12952. It also observed the same permanent and temporary speed restrictions as well as the sectional speeds of Rajdhani Express Train No. 12952.
·The existing Rajdhani Express takes 15:50 hrs from New Delhi – Mumbai Central.
·Talgo train because of heavy rains enroute and due to point failure at Mathura Junction, reached at 11:36 AM at Mumbai Central. (15:41 hrs)
·There was water logging beyond Surat between Udvada – Vapi – Bhilad section, which considerably delayed the movement of trains as speed restrictions had to be imposed for safety reasons.
·Accordingly beyond Surat the Talgo train could not implement its trial schedule because of the reason beyond their control.
·In any way from Delhi – Surat Talgo train took around 2 hours less in comparison to Rajdhani Express.
·The Talgo train fully succeeded in its maiden trial between New Delhi & Mumbai.
·But for the reasons mentioned above it would have taken approximately 3hours less than the Rajdhani train in reaching Mumbai Central. It means that it would have reached in 12 hours 47 minutes as claimed and planned.
·Average Running Speed of Rajdhani Express (New Delhi-Surat) – 89.76 kmph
·Average Running Speed of Talgo Train (New Delhi-Surat) – 106.52 kmph
Prima-facie Comparisons of running time
Rajdhani Express 12952
Talgo Special Train Timings
Not considered because of heavy rains.
*118 mins less by Talgo in comparison to Rajdhani Express from New Delhi-Surat.
Average Running Speed of Rajdhani Express (New Delhi-Surat) – 89.76 kmph
Average Running Speed of Talgo Train (New Delhi-Surat) – 106.52 kmph