AGRA: A lightweight train manufactured by a Spanish firm clocked 180kmph during the second phase of high-speed trials between Mathura and Palwal on Wednesday, covering a distance of 86km in just 39 minutes. In the process, it shattered the record by an Indian train -previously held by Gatimaan Express, at 160kmph.
The successful trial, supervised by engineers from the Spanish firm, Talgo, and Research Design & Standards Organisation, Lucknow, was conducted with nine empty coaches hauled by a Varanasi-made 4,500-HP diesel engine.
Sandbags will be placed on seats to simulate passenger weight in the next trial to be conducted between Mumbai and New Delhi. It will aim at a top speed of 220kmph, Dilip Kumar Singh, additional divisional railway manager of Agra, said. Talgo is a leading Madrid based manufacturer of semihigh speed (160-250kmph) and high-speed (350kmph) passenger trains. Its coaches are lightweight -made of aluminium -and designed to run along curves without decelerating. They weigh much less than the average Indian Railways coaches and also consume 30% less energy.
下次在孟买和新德里之间举行的试验，为了模拟乘客的重量，会在火车座位上放置沙袋。阿格拉铁路管理局主任Dilip Kumar Singh说，目标是跑出220公里每小时的最高速度。
Good, hope the safety measures are in place
Even we indian can manufucture much more better train if there will b no political issue
Jealous Pakis will now want to put bombs on the track, and will bless Pak for it
Sreekumaran Nair Meyilliate
Its amazing, we are really achieving goals. Our diesel engines with our locopilots are also proving their might!.
Start talco train in all major routes in India immdately
That will be a show case for Mr Modi ''s govt