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Posted: Nov 08 2016 (20:32)

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Nov 08 2016 (18:08)   Indian Railways To Bring Talgo Trains To Shatabdi Routes In Under A Year's Time

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We've seen our railways evolving like never before under the leadership of beloved Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. With massive advancements in the way we travel, things that were once a luxury are now an everyday thing. 
In the same vein, in an attempt to keep up with the best, the Indian Railways plans to bring on board 2-5 Talgo trains in less than a year's time. The ministry is awaiting approval on the Niti Aayog before officially asking the Spanish manufacturer of high-speed trains to lease these. Once through the approval process, it will take less than a year for these trains to come on board.  "The train is likely to have around 26 coaches each so that the total capacity
matches that of the existing Shatabdis,” said a source.
The cost of these coaches is not known yet. Owing to the urgent requirement, Talgo will use the international coaches and modify it to suit India. Among the major changes, platform heights, toilets, and platform train gap topped the list. The trains will be refurbished as much as possible since the company aims at giving them an Indian twist. To begin with, these coaches are likely to take over the Shatabdi train routes.  
Talgo trains aim at reducing travel time drastically.   The first few coaches that came in had two Executive Class cars, four Chair Cars, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach. The Spanish company claims that its coaches are 45% lighter and 30% more energy efficient than conventional coaches. Furthermore, these coaches have been designed with a unique tilting mechanism, that allows the train to attain higher speeds even on curves.

Nov 08 2016 (20:32)
srinivasvasanthi   3626 blog posts   13 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Good and welcomes this move.Since Talgo trains saves enormous energy ( 30% )and save track (20 to 30% ) time.This technologyical upgradation benefits have to be passed to the Indian Public.So the Talgo Shadabthi fares have to be lowered at least by 10 % .The patronages have to be increased tremendously.

Nov 08 2016 (22:15)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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On the contrary, most probably Talgo Shatabdi fares are going to be more.
The advantages reported appear exaggerated. The comparision appears to be with ICF coach and not LHB.
Every thing depends on the cost of leasing/ procurement. The pastindications however go against Talgo.
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