High speed train trial: Talgo coaches start first trial between Bareilly and Moradabad


 Bareilly : The first official trial run of the high speed train of Talgo coaches started this morning between Bareilly and Moradabad stations. The train is slated to cover the 90 kilometer distance at a speed of 115 kmph under the supervision of engineers from Talgo of Spain and Research Designs and Standard Organisation (RDSO). The train started at 0830 hours from platform number two of Bareilly and on each seat the railways have put a sand bag weighing 50 kilograms. Railway officials said that the result of the trial would be made available in the late afternoon. Earlier yesterday, RDSO has already done a successful trial run of the train between Izzatnagar-Dewarnia, about 50 kilometers at a speed of 60kmph. Before the first trial run, General manager of the North-Eastern Railway Rajeev Mishra held a meeting with the senior officials. Officials of the Northern railway too held a meeting before the departure of the train for trial. The trial run is being done on 9 coaches which have been assembled at the Izzatnagar workshop last week. The train has a power car, dining car, two executive class coaches and five second class coaches. The executive class has 24 seats and second class 36 seats. The train has a seating capacity of 222. According to railway, the Talgo technology will reduce travel time by at least 25 per cent and it also makes train movement on curves smoother. The height of Talgo train can be adjusted according to the height of the platform, thus making the technology convenient for passengers. Its coaches, made of aluminium, are lighter than Indian coaches and have disc brakes which facilitate stopping within seconds. An anti-collision feature makes coaches safe and prevents them from climbing onto each other during accidents thus reducing casualties. The weight of Indian coaches is around 40 tonne while of the Talgo it is just the half. Every coach has LED screens and luggage rake besides the dining car has microwave. Minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha had yesterday announced that after the success of the trial of the Talgo coaches between Bareilly and Moradabad, the second trial between Delhi and Palwal at a speed of 160 kmph would be held on June 12. The third and final trial at a speed of 220 kmph would be held between Delhi and Mumbai, the original route on which these coaches would run after successful trials.

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