外文标题：India's fastest train completes final test run in record time
AGRA: The sixth and final trial for Gatimaan Express, the first semi high-speed train service between Delhi and Agra, was completed on Tuesday, during which the train covered the 195-km journey in 115 minutes, clocking a maximum speed of 160-plus kmph. Prime Minister Narednra Modi is expected to flag off the train, touted to be the country's fastest, in the second week of June.
Equipped with a 5,400HP electric locomotive and 12 modern coaches, the train, however, arrived 10 minutes late as it was expected to cover the journey in about 105 minutes.
Bhupinder Dhillon, public relations officer for divisional railway manager (DRM), Agra, told TOI, "It was the last trial run of Gatimaan Express, which was conducted by the maintenance department of Northern Railway. So, now we can expect the train to be flagged off soon."
On Tuesday, the train, which has no stoppages in its 195-km route, began its journey from New Delhi station at 11.15 am and arrived at Agra Catt station at 1.10 pm, 10 minutes later than its correct time. On its journey back, the train started from Agra Cantt at 2.20pm and reached Delhi at 4.25pm, taking a total time of 2 hours 25 minutes. Interestingly, the current fastest train, Bhopal Shatabdi, takes 2 hours six minutes to cover the same distance, including a two-minute halt at Mathura.
周二，该火车从上午11:15分开始从新德里火车站出发， 下午1:10分抵达阿格拉火车站，195公里的全程不停靠，比预计晚点了10分钟。返回时，火车于下午2:20分从阿格拉火车站出发， 当天下午4:25分抵达新德里，耗时2小时25分。有趣的是，目前最快的火车莎塔布迪跑完同样路程耗时2小时6分钟，其中包括在马图拉停的2分钟。
The running schedule of the train as well as its fare have already been decided by the railway authorities. The fare for Gatimaan Express will be 25% more than what a Shatabdi passenger has to pay. One-way fare of the air-conditioned chair car has been fixed at Rs 690, while a passenger will be required to spend Rs 1,365 for the executive class.
Jour Maken (India)
This is possibly the most useless sector to put a high speed train - are there enough business travellers to justify it? Or is this just to make it convenient for the Babus to inaugurate? Chennai - Bengaluru, Mumbai - Pune are the sectors where business travellers / airplane users would patronise such trains - assuming the coaches are really good and not cocroach infested.
ash (Location) 0 min ago
160 kmph is fast ? i have done that im my car !! though its illigal in UK . our highways are limited to 70 miles per hr , but i have done 120 MPH
Moh () 3 mins ago
Fastest train ????? statistics say otherwise.
Eisen () 11 mins ago
Typical of our country. A Shatabdi costs less and is more faster while the new train costs more and is less quicker. #Achedin
rajan loknathan (Trivandrum)
Fastest Train. hehehe.
Ajay Kumar (IND)
very expensive. It's fare should be around 250rs. excluding food services.
The Common Crow (Unknown)
a faster train is a good news, but this train is not as fast as the Shatabdi express.. on the same track Shatabdi express has clocked a faster run
Shashi Srivastava (Auckland)