Indian Railways are going to acquire a much-required enhancement of comfort in addition to velocity very soon with the assistance of Talgo trains from Spain. Talgo trains effectively finished their first assessment run between Izzatnagar and Bhojipura stations on the Bareilly-Moradabad route on Friday 27th May. The lavish Talgo coaches were pulled by Indian engines and were tested for sensors and detachment.
The Talgo boggies were operated for three hours on the Bareilly-Moradabad track at a velocity of 50 kmph. Representatives of Talgo trains and Indian Railways were also there during the tryout. This will appear as excellent news for regular long-distance train commuters who yearn for a good amount of comfort and tempo on transits. Another pace test for these trains will commence on Sunday when the trains will run at roughly 115 kmph. This experiment will go on for a fortnight after which a trial run between Mathura and Palwal will happen for 40 days at a pace of 180 kmph.
A third test run will happen between Delhi and Mumbai for two weeks and commuters can plan a trip in the first Talgo train to operate between these two cities. This train is expected to reduce journey time to 12 hours from the existing 17 hours by Rajdhani. After more victorious test runs, Talgo trains will be operated in more directions making train journey simpler and much more comfy. Certainly, it could indicate that train journey will become a bit pricier but the enhanced enjoyment and added facilities may just make it worthy.
Facilities like foot rest, tables, audio/video entertainment, reading lights, more relaxing seating, etc. will mean cosy and lavish campaigns. What is your opinion about this inclusion to the Indian Railways? Will Talgo trains be able to make train journey endurable, even pleasurable, for tourists and commuters?