Commencing Trials: RapidX Trains Begin Speed Test Runs, Covering 17km in Only 12 Minutes

82 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Corridor Set to Offer Hourly Travel by 2025 with Frequent Trains.

Rapidx train
Rapidx train/ Representational image only

GHAZIABAD (Metro Rail News): The RapidX trains are being tested at high speeds of 160 km/h on a 17 km stretch between Sahibabad and Duhai depot. This short distance is covered in just 12 minutes.

To check for any technical issues, the empty trains are running from 6 am to 11 pm, with a 15-minute gap in between. Soon, passengers will be able to use this route.

The RAPIDX semi-high-speed regional railway service is a collaboration between the central government and the state governments of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. The aim is to create a modern railway system that connects places better and makes travel quicker.

Known as the RRTS project, the Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail is India’s first high-speed rail corridor. By 2025, this project is planned to be fully operational. When the 82 km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is ready, people can travel the whole distance in about an hour, with trains every 5-10 minutes.

The initial part of the project is 17 km long and has five stations: Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, and Duhai Depot. The trains can go as fast as 180 km/h. The Duhai depot is the main hub for managing the RapidX services. After this, more routes like Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat will be started.

RAPIDX is going to be expanded with more routes: Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat. The first plan will happen in three parts. Firstly, a 107 km track from Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan to SNB Urban Complex. Secondly, from SNB to Sotanala, which is 33.3 km. Thirdly, the SNB-Alwar route, which is 58 km. RapidX trains will make it easier for people from Haryana towns like Murthal, Gannaur, Samalkha, and Panipat to travel to Delhi using the Delhi-Panipat line.

RapidX trains can bring down travel time between cities, making commuting faster and more convenient. The focus on tests and checks before starting regular services shows how much they care about safety and reliability.

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