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Karnavati Express

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Service type  Superfast
Current operator(s)  Western Railway
End  Mumbai Central
First service  1 July 1991
Start  Ahmedabad Junction
Karnavati Express
Stops  10 as 12934 Karnavati Express, 11 as 12933 Karnavati Express

The 12933/12934 Karnavati Express is one of four express trains belonging to Indian Railways that offer Chair Car services between Ahmedabad Junction and Mumbai Central in India. It operates as train number 12934 from Ahmedabad Junction to Mumbai Central and as train number 12933 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra & Gujarat.

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The other Chair Car trains which run between the two cities are 12931/32 Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Double Decker Express, 22953/54 Gujarat Express & 12009/10 Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express.

It is named after Rani Karnavati & Karnavati was also a proposed name for the renaming of Ahmedabad.

Coaches

The 12933/12934 Karnavati Express presently has 4 AC Chair Car, 11 2nd Class seating, 2 General Unreserved coaches, 1 Pantry Car & 2 Luggage Cum Generator Coaches.The conventional rakes were replaced by Linke-Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches for this train in 2014.

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

Service

The 12934 Karnavati Express covers the distance of 491 kilometres in 7 hours 40 mins (64.04 km/hr) & 7 hours 45 mins as 12933 Karnavati Express (63.35 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is more than 55 km/hr, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Traction

Prior to Western Railways switching over to the AC system in February 2012, dual traction WCAM 1 or WCAM 2/2P locos would haul the train.

Since Western Railway has switched over to the AC system it is hauled end to end by a Vadodara based WAP 5 or WAP 4E locomotive.

Timetable

12934 Karnavati Express leaves Ahmedabad Junction every day and reaches Mumbai Central the same day.

12933 Karnavati Express leaves Mumbai Central every day and reaches Ahmedabad Junction the same day.

References

Karnavati Express Wikipedia


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