Bullet train dreams: India tests high-speed Talgo coaches
BAREILLY: In a step towards realisation of India’s bullet train dreams, the Railways has successfully conducted censor trials of the Spanish Talgo coaches between Izzatnagar and Bhojipura stations.
Officials said the “super luxury” coaches were pulled by an Indian engine.
“The coaches, which Talgo had manufactured 30 years ago, have been successfully tried in 12 countries.
“The coaches have a number of censors and to check whether they were functioning properly, the mechanical engineer of the Railway Board had directed for a censor trial,” an official said.
The speed trial of the coaches will be done between Bareilly and Moradabad from Sunday and continue till June 12. The coaches would run at a speed of 115 km per hour, they said.
In another trial at Mathura-Palwal section, the coaches are expected to achieve a speed of 180 km/hour and 200-220 km/hour on the New Delhi-Mumbai route.
Testing of high speed coaches is fine. But are our designated tracks designed to sustain such high speeds keeping the safety in mind. Railway Minister in his enthusiasm should not overlook safety which should be of paramount importance
Special track will be made for Bullet Train.
Bhai , this is not bullet train…pura khabhar toh padh lo
Indians want free travel from speed train
Welcome to planet earth. This train from Spain is to run at 200 Kmphr on existing tracks and not on new ones… If we have to lay new ones might as well run bullet trains..
This is not a Bullet Train. The average speed of a bullet train is around 300KmPH and they require special tracks. Example Bullet train of Tokyo.
Our trains are super fast just in name. We have super fast intercity from Hyderabad to Vijayawada and in a distance of 365km, I think it stops at at least 6 places including small towns. It usually takes 6 to 6.5 hours. We need more routes as well as reducing stops allowed to please the politicians without any reference to the actual passengers who board.
india is heading towards new futuristic and smart india…..but apart from that the people of india must change their mentality…
Born In January
within 2 years of Modi govt., something is really happening… but opponents with their closed eyes wouldn”t see it…..
i didn”t vote for Modi but now i feel thank god he won. We all need to wipe of congres to less then 10 seats in next election
We asked for bread and was given cake. let”s first learn to crawl, walk and then run. Our trains, safety & accidents esp in Mumbai locals..let”s fix this and then even attempt to spell bullet. Wonder of wonders ….who asked for this?