The Spanish Talgo train has been undertaking high-speed runs between Delhi and Mumbai for som time now and its high speed, Rajdhani beating test runs.
However, the Talgo really didn't help its own cause on its latest run when it arrived 17 minutes later than scheduled.
The Talgo train is expected to make the 1,384km/h journey from the national capital to the county's financial capital in just 12 hours and 12 minutes which is over four hours faster than the Rajdhani's time.
The Talgo train left New Delhi Railway station at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7 and reached Mumbai Central at 3:14 a.m. instead of its scheduled arrival time of 2:57 a.m. today morning (September 8). The train left Mumbai for Delhi two hours later.
The Indian Railways has been testing the Talgo coaches since May, as part of its push to bring high-speed trains to the nation's railway lines. The Talgo will conduct its last and final test run between Delhi and Mumbai on Saturday, September 10. The test will be conducted at a maximum speed of 150km/k.
During its time in testing, the Talgo broke the speed record for the fastest train on the Indian Railway network, when it hit 180km/h on a speed run on the Mathura-Palwal route. However, despite its heroics on Indian rails, the Talgo may not enter service as its low height and width.