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Matsyaganda Express

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Service type  Superfast Express
Current operator(s)  Southern Railway
Matsyaganda Express
Locale  Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka
First service  May 1, 1998; 18 years ago (1998-05-01)
Start  Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Stops  24 halts (only for 12619) and 22 halts (only for 12620)

Matsyagandha Express is a daily superfast train running between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai) and Mangalore Central.

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Background

Matsyagandha literally means "Smell of Fish" - the appellation was given since the train runs along the fishing coast of Western India adjoining the Arabian sea - Konkan railway route. The train has become important link and emotional chord for natives of Dakshina Kannada, Karwar and Udupi districts living in Mumbai and surrounding cities.

Locomotion

As the route is not completely electrified, an Erode (ED) or Golden Rock (GOC) based WDP-4D or WDM-3D hauls the train end to end.

Rake Sharing

It shares its rake with the 16347/16348 Thiruvanthapuram Mangaluru Express.

Accident

This service had a major accident on 16 June 2004, known as the Karanjadi train crash. It derailed and fell off a bridge after colliding with boulders on the tracks, killing 14 people near Karanjadi station.

References

Matsyaganda Express Wikipedia


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