Now it time for passengers to rejoice as India has got it’s very first high-speed train, Talgo ((Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol). Talgo trains are developed by a leading Spanish company. In terms of speed Talgo trains have left Rajdhani and Shatabdi express behind. With the onset of Talgo project, Indian authorities are all set to experiment the efficiency of high-speed trains in India. The coach of Talgo trains is said to be designed as per Spanish beauty standards. As per Indian Railways authority, the very first Talgo train will be run between Mumbai and Delhi. If the Talgo train manages to perform as per expectations on gauge tracks then, Talgo trains will be made operational on all other routes. In this article, we have mentioned few interesting facts about Talgo Trains.
In Spain, Talgo is one of the leading Train development and manufacturing company. The company started its operation in May 1941. Since then, the company has manufactured several high technologies and high-speed trains for various countries across the world. The company headquartered in the capital city of Spain, Madrid is one of the most renowned train development companies across the globe.
Few Interesting facts about Talgo Train
#1. Talgo high-speed trains are capable of running at the speed of 250 Kmph. But, in India, the Talgo trains are developed to run at the speed of 150-160 Kmph. In terms of speed the Talgo trains is all set to beat Duronto, Shatabdi, and Rajdhani trains.
#2. Talgo trains are lighter as compared to other Indian trains which help in cutting down the travel time by almost thirty percent. As per calculations, Talgo trains will be able to cover the distance between Mumbai and Delhi in just twelve hours whereas current high-speed train, Rajdhani express takes around seventeen hours to cover the same distance on Indian gauge broad tracks.
#3. The coaches of Talgo trains requires less manufacturing cost as compared to LHB coaches of Rajdhani trains. The maintenance of the Talgo coach is quite easy and cost effective.
#4. Every individual seat in Talgo trains is equipped with separate footrests, reading lights, portable tables, audio entertainment control system and many others. The train also has provision for installing separate monitors on every seat for entertainment. In short, the train is fully equipped to entertain the passengers during the journey.
#5. The Talgo train is developed with special technology to keep the atmosphere inside the train pleasant. The temperature inside the train remains normal even if the atmosphere outside the train is adverse. As per the Talgo developers, the Train is designed to support pleasant temperature even if the temperature outside drops minus twenty degrees or exceeds fifty degrees.
#6. The Talgo developers also claimed that the train will also have in-house shower units in every coach with in-house restaurants for the passengers.
#7. Apart from being offering high speed, Talgo trains are built to consume thirty percent less electricity as compared to other electrical trains in India. The low electricity consumption quality of the Talgo trains makes it cost effective and reduces its maintenance costs.
#8. Talgo trains are the first high-speed trains to enter in Central Asian countries. In Uzbekistan, Talgo trains are part of their railway network and it runs on a daily basis there.
#9. No doubt Talgo trains are better than any other train in Indian railway system in terms of speed, quality, and efficiency. But the passengers will have to shell out more in order to travel through Talgo trains. The ticket rates of Talgo will be higher than Rajdhani express.
#10. A Talgo train does not require major overhauling of Indian gauge tracks, unlike Japanese bullet trains.
Few interesting facts about the Talgo trains are listed above.