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Indore–Pune Superfast Express

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Current operator(s)  Western Railway
Distance travelled  966 km (600 mi)
Average journey time  16 hours 0 minutes
Stops  15
End  Pune Junction (PUNE)
Service frequency  5 Days a Week
First service  1 January 1999
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Locale  Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Daman, Maharashtra
Class(es)  AC 1 Tier, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, Unreserved
Start  Indore Junction railway station
Service type  Superfast/Mail Trains in India

The Indore–Pune Superfast Express is a Superfast trains of the Indian Railways which runs between Indore Junction railway station in Madhya Pradesh and Pune Junction railway station in Maharashtra.

Contents

It is the first rail connection between Indore and Pune other being Indore–Pune Express (via Panvel).

The Indore–Pune Superfast runs with Indian locomotive class WAP-5 & sometimes with Indian locomotive class WAP-4 & Indian locomotive class WCAM 2/2P.

Service

It is runs 5 days a week & covers the distance of 966  km in 17 hours 30 mins as 22944 Indore–Pune Superfast Express at 55 km/hr & 17 hours 10 mins as 22945 Pune - Indore Express 56 km/hr.

Route and halts

The important halts of the train are :

  • Indore Junction
  • Ujjain Junction
  • Ratlam Junction
  • Dahod
  • Godhra Junction
  • Vadodara Junction
  • Surat
  • Vasai Road
  • Bhiwandi Road
  • Kalyan Junction
  • Karjat Junction
  • Lonavala
  • Chinchwad
  • Pune Junction
  • Coach composite

    The train consist of 21 coaches :

  • 1 AC II Tier
  • 2 AC III Tier
  • 12 Sleeper Coaches
  • 4 General
  • 2 Second-class Luggage/parcel van
  • Train no 22944/22944 consists an additional AC II tier coach.

    Traction

    Both trains are hauled by a Vadodara Electric Loco Shed based WAP-5 or WAP-4 electric locomotives. Occasionally, it has also been hauled by a WAP-7 locomotive.

    At Karjat, both trains get two or three WAG-5, WAG-7 or WCAM-2 bankers of Kalyan Loco Shed shed to push the train on the ghat section between Karjat railway station and Lonavala railway station, where the gradient is of 1 in 40.

    Rake Maintenance

    The train is maintained by the Indore Coaching Depot. The same rake is used for Indore–Pune Express (via Panvel) for one way which is altered by the second rake on the other way.

    References

    Indore–Pune Superfast Express Wikipedia


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