Patliputra Express

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Mumbai LTT- Patliputra SF Express
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Overview
Service typeSuperfast Express
LocaleMaharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
First service1 January 1997
Current operator(s)Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways
Route
StartMumbai LTT
Stops13
EndPatliputra Junction railway station (Patliputra)
Distance travelled1,689 km (1,049 mi)
Average journey time28 hrs 25 min
Service frequencyDaily
On-board services
Class(es)AC 1 Tier, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Technical
Operating speed59 km/h (37 mph) average with halts

The 12141/42 Mumbai LTT- Patliputra Express, is a daily superfast express train service of the Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It runs between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Patliputra Junction in Patna, Bihar.[1]

History[edit]

This train was started in 1997 to facilitate the transportation of passengers from Mumbai to Patna. When it began, the train ran only on Tuesdays, and only from LTT to PNBE. When the Rajendranagar Terminal was inaugurated in 2003, service was extended from PNBE to RJPB. In 2009, the train line was again extended from LTT TO CSTM, therefore running from CSTM TO RJPB. Now this Train is running between LTT to PPTA and it is known as LTT-Patliputra Express

Destinations[edit]

Station
Mumbai (LTT)
Thane (TNA)
Kalyan Jn (KYN)
Nasik Road (NK)
Manmad Jn (MMR)
Jalgaon Jn (JL)
Bhusaval Jn (BSL)
Jabalpur (JBP)
Satna (STA)
Mughal Sarai Jn (MGS)
Buxar (BXR)
Ara (ARA)
Danapur (DNR)
Patliputra Junction (PPTA )

Coach composition[edit]

This train has 24 coaches consisting of ONE AC First CUM AC 2 TIER(with effect from 3 November 2012 for Patna Going Passengers and from 5 November 2012 for Mumbai Going Passengers),ONE 2 AC TIER,FIVE 3 AC TIER,ONE PANTRY CAR, THTEE NON RESERVED SECOND CLASS,ELEVEN SLEEPER CLASS and TWO brake vans.The format is as follows-

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
BSicon LDER.svg SLR GS GS HA1 A1 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1 S11 PC S10 S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 GS GS SLR

Locomotives[edit]

From LTT to Itarsi, this train is hauled by either WAP 4 ET(Itarsi Shed)or WAP 4 BSL(Bhusawal Shed) . From Itarsi till Patliputra Junction, this train is carried by WDP-4B/4D Of Itarsi Shed.[2]

Halts[edit]

This Train halts at 12 main stations, namely: Thane, Kalyan, Nasik, Manmad, Bhusawal, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Mughalsarai, Buxar and Ara.This train halts at Igatpuri and Itarsi because of technical and pantry reasons.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mumbai CST-RajendraNagar Patna Express". indiarailinfo.
  2. ^ "Railway Budget 2012-13". http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com. External link in |publisher= (help)

External links[edit]

  • [www.indianrail.gov.in]