Andaman Express

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Andaman Express
16032 Andaman Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service type Express
Locale Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh , Maharashtra , Madhya Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh , Haryana , Delhi NCT , Punjab , Jammu And Kashmir
First service 01 May 1988
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Route
Start Chennai Central
Stops 78
End Jammu Tawi
Distance travelled 2,800 km (1,700 mi)
Service frequency Tri-weekly
Train number(s) 16031 / 16032
On-board services
Class(es) Third AC, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 50 km/h (31 mph) average with halts
Route map
Andaman Express (JAT-MAS) Route map 01.jpg

The 16031/16032 Andaman Express is a long distance express train in India,connecting the cities of Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir.

The train runs 3 times a week, covering a distance of 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi) at an average speed of 50 km/h with over 78 intermediate halts in between including important stations such as Bhopal, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Jhansi and the national capital New Delhi.

The train is named after the Andaman Islands of the country situated off the Eastern coast.

16032 Andaman Express

In 2013, an exclusive air-conditioned coach was added to the train for CAPF and other Police forces for the first time in the Indian Railways.

Number and nomenclature[edit]

The number provided for the train is :

16031 - Chennai Central to Jammu Tawi
16032 - Jammu Tawi to Chennai Central

Schedule information[edit]

The train run three days in a week in both directions. Train no. 16031 departs from Chennai central on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15am while on returns Train no. 16032 departs from Jammu Tawi Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 23:45 hr.

Route and Important Halt[edit]

The train goes via Gudur - Tenali - New Guntur - Vijayawada - Warangal - Jammikunta-Nagpur - Itarsi - Bhopal Junction - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior Junction - New Delhi - Jind - Dhuri - Ludhiana - Jalandhar There are 78 Halts of this train. The important halts of the train are :

Chennai Central

Gudur

Ongole

Tenali

New Guntur

Vijayawada

Dornakal

Warangal Jammikunta

Ramagundam

Sirpur Kaghaznagar

Ballarshah

Chandrapur

Sewagram

Nagpur

Betul

Ghoradongri

Itarsi Junction

Bhopal Junction

Bina

Jhansi

Gwalior Junction

Morena

Agra

Mathura

Hazrat Nizamuddin

New Delhi

Rohtak

Jind

Jakhal

Dhuri

Ludhiana

Phagwara

Jalandhar

Chakki Bank

Jammu Tawi

Coach composite[edit]

The train consists of 13 coaches with 2 SLR and 5 HCPV coaches

1A 2A FC 3A CC SL 2S UR
Number of Coaches - - - 11 - 78 98 12

Distance and Time Travel[edit]

The train cover 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi). distance in 55Hr.55Min. with the avg speed of 50 km/hr.

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See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air-con relief for CAPF to stay alert, yet cool". The new Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-06-19.