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Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express

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First service  16 September 2008
Start  Kathgodam
End  Kanpur Central
Current operator(s)  Northern Railways
Stops  7
Service type  Superfast, Garib Rath Express

The 12210 / 09 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express is a Superfast express train of the Garib Rath series belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Kathgodam and Kanpur Central in India.

Contents

It operates as train number 12210 from Kathgodam to Kanpur Central and as train number 12209 in the reverse direction serving the states of Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh.

Coaches

The 12210 / 09 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express has 13 AC 3 tier & 2 End on Generator Coaches. It does not carry a Pantry car coach. 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 12210 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express covers the distance of 459 km (285 mi) in 10 hours 05 mins (45.52 km/hr) & in 8 hours 50 mins as 12209 Kanpur Central Kathgodam Garib Rath Express (51.96 km/hr).

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

Routing

The 12210 / 09 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express runs from Kathgodam via Rudrapur City, Rampur, Bareilly, Shahjehanpur, Lucknow NE to Kanpur Central.

It reverses direction of travel twice during its journey at Rampur & Lucknow NE.

Traction

As large sections of the route are yet to be fully electrified, a Ludhiana based WDM 3A locomotive powers the train for its entire journey.

Rake Sharing

The 12210 / 09 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express shares its rake with 12208 / 07 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express as follows:

12208 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express leaves Jammu Tawi on Sunday arriving Kathgodam on Monday then

12210 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express leaves Kathgodam on Monday arriving Kanpur Central on Tuesday then

12209 Kanpur Central Kathgodam Garib Rath Express leaves Kanpur Central on Tuesday arriving Kathgodam the same day then

12207 Kathgodam Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Express leaves Kathgodam on Tuesday arriving back at Jammu Tawi on Wednesday.

Operation

12210 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express leaves Kathgodam on Monday arriving Kanpur Central on Tuesday.

12209 Kanpur Central Kathgodam Garib Rath Express leaves Kanpur Central on Tuesday arriving Kathgodam the same day.

References

Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express Wikipedia


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