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Lucknow Chandigarh Express

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Service type  Superfast
Start  Lucknow Junction
End  Chandigarh
Current operator(s)  Northern Railways
Stops  15
Distance travelled  667 km (414 mi)
Lucknow Chandigarh Express

The 12231/32 Lucknow Chandigarh Express is a superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railways zone that runs between Lucknow and Chandigarh in India.

Contents

It operates as train number 12231 from Lucknow to Chandigarh and as train number 12232 in the reverse direction.

Coaches

The 12231/32 Lucknow Chandigarh Express presently has 2 AC 2 tier, 3 AC 3 tier, 6 Sleeper Class, 6 Second Class seating & 2 sitting cum luggage rack coaches.

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

Service

The 12231/32 Lucknow Chandigarh Express covers the distance of 667 kilometres in 11 hours 30 mins as 12231 Lucknow Chandigarh Express (58.00 km/hr) & in 11 hrs 45 mins as 12232 Chandigarh Lucknow Express (56.77 km/hr).

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

Routeing

The 12231/32 Lucknow Chandigarh Express runs via Bareilly, Laksar, Saharanpur, Ambala Cantonment to Chandigarh.

Traction

As the entire route is electrified, a Ghaziabad based WAP 5 powers the train for its entire journey.

Time Table

12231 Lucknow Chandigarh Express leaves Lucknow on a daily basis at 22:30 hrs IST and reaches Chandigarh at 10:00 hrs IST the next day.

12232 Chandigarh Lucknow Express leaves Chandigarh on a daily basis at 20:50 hrs IST and reaches Lucknow at 08:35 hrs IST the next day.

References

Lucknow Chandigarh Express Wikipedia


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