Talgo Train

Concept:  Talgo Trains
Topic: Governance
Category: Railways
Related News: Hindu, May 29
CNA mentions: 1(May 30)

Talgo Trains

Talgo is a Spanish train manufacturer. It manufactures high-speed trains and was in the news in 2016 when it had submitted proposals to the Indian Railway to deploy Talgo trains in short-distance routes in India. It had even completed a successful trial run between Mumbai and Delhi. The Indian Railways wanted to lease four Talgo trains to start with. However, Railways is taking a long time in making a decision and as of May 2017, the company was hoping to bring its trains on Indian tracks by 2019. The company also has plans to manufacture trains in India for use within the country as well as for export. Talgo trains are known for their unconventional bogie system which helps such trains to turn at greater speeds and with less swaying.