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Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express

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Service type  Superfast
Start  Anand Vihar Terminal
End  Haldia
Current operator(s)  Northern Railways
Stops  10
First service  23 April 2013 [1] [2] [3]

The 12444 / 43 Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Anand Vihar Terminal and Haldia in India [4].

Contents

It operates as train number 12444 from Anand Vihar Terminal to Haldia and as train number 12443 in the reverse direction serving the states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

Coaches

The 12444 / 43 Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express has 1 AC 3 tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 6 General Unreserved and 2 Sitting cum Luggage Rack Coaches. It does not carry a Pantry car coach [5] [6].

As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service

The 12444 Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express covers the distance of 1,576 km (979 mi) in 25 hours 20 mins (62.21 km/hr) [7] and in 27 hours 20 mins as 12443 Haldia Anand Vihar Superfast Express (57.66 km/hr) [8].

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing

The 12444 / 43 Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express runs from Anand Vihar Terminal via Ghaziabad, Kanpur Central, Allahabad Junction, Mughalsarai Junction, Gaya Junction, Tatanagar Junction, Kharagpur Junction to Haldia [9] [10] [11].

Traction

As the entire route is fully electrified, a Ghaziabad based WAP 1 [12] or WAP 4 powers the train for its entire journey.

Operation

12444 Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express runs from Anand Vihar Terminal every Tuesday reaching Haldia the next day .i.e. Wednesday [13].

12443 Haldia Anand Vihar Superfast Express runs from Haldia every Thursday reaching Anand Vihar Terminal the next day .i.e. Friday [14].

References

Anand Vihar Haldia Superfast Express Wikipedia


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