| 01 May 1988|
| Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCT, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir|
The 16031/16032 Andaman Express is a long distance express train in India, connecting the cities of Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Katra in Jammu and Kashmir.
The train runs 3 times a week, covering a distance of 2,848 kilometres (1,770 mi) at an average speed of 50 km/h with over 79 intermediate halts in between including important stations such as Vijayawada, Warangal, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Jhansi and the national capital New Delhi.
The train is named after the Andaman Islands of the country situated off the Eastern coast. It has been extended to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra.
In 2013, an exclusive air-conditioned coach was added to the train for CAPF and other Police forces for the first time in the Indian Railways.
Andaman Express Wikipedia
The number provided for the train is :
16031 - Chennai Central to Jammu Tawi
16032 - Jammu Tawi to Chennai Central
The train run three days in a week in both directions. Train no. 16031 departs from Chennai central on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15am while on returns Train no. 16032 departs from Jammu Tawi Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 23:45 hr.
The train goes via Gudur - Tenali - New Guntur - Vijayawada - Warangal - Jammikunta-Nagpur - Itarsi - Bhopal Junction - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior Junction - New Delhi - Jind - Dhuri - Ludhiana - Jalandhar There are 78 Halts of this train. The important halts of the train are :
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
The train consists of 13 coaches with 2 SLR and 5 HCPV coaches
The train cover 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi). distance in 55Hr.55Min. with the avg speed of 50 km/hr.