Indian Railways to acquire Spanish trains
It might be a good news for those who have wearied experience on slow moving coaches. Indian railways might soon purchase Talgo trains from Spain. These trains were made out of aluminium and were almost soundless. And what’s better... they can easily reach the speeds above 150 km per hour. The ministry has already given an order for nine such coaches. If the officials get satisfied with these coaches, a bulk order might be possibility.
These coaches would then replace the present coaches in Rajdhani and Shatabdi express. The sharp curves on the Indian tracks doesn’t seem to be a problem for the talgo trains. They were expected to be of less cost than the present coaches and utilise less electricity. With all such advantages, Talgo has a shortcoming too. These coaches can be used as chair cars and and can’t accommodate sleepers. That’s certainly a bad news for Indian travelers who like the comfort of sleeping while travelling. But Talgo can certainly be the future of our Indian Railways for inter city journeys!