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Onboard the stunning superfast Talgo trains

August 05, 2016 14:06 IST

Talgo’s arrival in India marks the beginning faster and efficient train services. 

IMAGE: People take pictures inside the parked high speed Talgo train during its trial run at a railway station in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
 
 

Commuting between cities will take lesser time in the sleek and stylish Talgo trains.

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IMAGE: Spanish train Talgo at New Delhi train station ahead of its trial run to Mumbai. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/ PTI
 
 

The light-weight swanky train has been hogging the limelight as the fastest train on Indian tracks by clocking a speed of 180-kilometre per hour.

IMAGE: A television journalist reports from inside the parked high speed Talgo train. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
 
 

It covered the 84-km Mathura-Palwal route within 38 minutes, beating Gatimaan Express’ record launched in April.

IMAGE: Talgo becomes the fastest train in India. Photograph kind courtesy: Talgo
 
 

The train is expected to cover the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in less than 12 hours, saving 4 hours.  (It arrived late by 3 hours during the trial run due to water logging in the tracks).

IMAGE: People take pictures inside the high speed Talgo train during its trial run at a railway station in Mumbai. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
 
 

The Talgo has nine coaches, with two executive class coaches, four general class coaches, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach.

IMAGE: A woman clicking selfie with daughter in Spanish train Talgo after it arrives from Delhi during its trial run in Mumbai. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI
 
 

The executive class has 20 seats in each compartment. The premium seats are spacious and have good leg space unlike other trains with cramped seats.

IMAGE: Talgo's plush interiors. Photograph kind courtesy: Talgo
 
 

Trial runs between Mumbai and Delhi will continue over the next 15 days, clocking a speed of 130 to 150 kmph.

IMAGE: Talgo is set to transform travel travekl in India. Photograph: PTI
 
 

The maximum speed of the Talgo train is 250 kmph.

IMAGE: Talgo coaches are steered by an Indian Railways’ engine. Photograph: PTI
 
 

Interestingly, the Talgo coaches are steered by an Indian Railways’ engine.

IMAGE: Officials of Spanish train Talgo during trial run from New Delhi to Mumbai. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI
 
 

The Talgo I was built in 1942 in Spain. After this, 11 versions of the sleek and efficient trains were introduced.

IMAGE: ‘AVRIL’ which can travel at 380 kilometres per hour. Photograph kind courtesy: Talgo
 
 

Talgo is developing a train called ‘AVRIL’ which can travel at 380 kilometres per hour.