AKS – Talgo completes final run in less than 12 hours

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The much-awaited Spanish-made Talgo high-speed train completed its last Delhi-Mumbai final trial run in less than 12 hours, the Ministry of Railways said on Sunday.

A senior official of the railways told IANS: “The train left from New Delhi at 2.45 p.m. and reached Mumbai in 11 hours 42 minutes — two minutes ahead of its scheduled time.”

The Railway Ministry took to twitter to share the news of the successful trial run of Talgo and said: “In a big boost to IR’s dreams of semi-high (speed), Talgo’s train completed Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani route trial in less than 12 hours.”

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu congratulated the railways team and wrote: “A major achievement for our team. We are working on increasing speed, reducing travel time using innovative means.”

–IANS

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