Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express

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Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express
Overview
Service type Sampark Kranti Express
Locale Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Delhi
Current operator(s) South Central Railways
Route
Start TirupatiTirupati (city)
End Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 2,302 km (1,430 mi)
Average journey time 36 hours 15 minutes
Service frequency Tri-weekly
Train number(s) 12707 / 12708
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper,Pantry
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Technical
Rolling stock 4 Luggage Cum Breakvan from SC
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 63 km/h (39 mph) average with halts
Route map
Andhra Pradesh Samparkkranti Express (NZM - TPTY) Route map.jpg

Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express is a South Central Railway train running from New Delhi to Tirupati. It is part of the Sampark Kranti Express series of trains, which link the Indian National Capital, New Delhi with the rest of the State Capitals, with only a limited number of stops on each service.

Sampark Kranti[edit]

The words Sampark and Kranti are borrowed from Sanskrit. Sampark(Devanagari:-सम्पर्क) means Contact and Kranti(Devanagari:-क्रान्ति ) means Revolution. The combined name denotes the steps taken by Indian Railways to provide high speed train connections from cities around India with the National Capital through the provision of non-air conditioned express trains with few stops and operating at high speeds. A similar capability had been introduced earlier on the Rajdhani series of super-fast trains. However, these trains were completely air-conditioned and hence quite expensive.

The Rajdhani and Shatabdi series are the fastest trains in India in terms of average journey speeds. The Sampark Kranti trains operate at slower average speeds than the Rajdhani and Shatabdi series yet still provide high speed options at normal prices due to their few stops and relatively faster speeds compared with other non-Rajdhani and non-Shatabdi express trains.

Service[edit]

The Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express commenced operations between Secunderabad (near Hyderabad, the State capital of Telangana) and Hazrat Nizamuddin near New Delhi. On 6 July 2005, Shri Anjan Kumar Yadav, MP, and Hyderabad mayor, Teegala Krishna Reddy, flagged off the train from Secunderabad station when the service was extended to Tirupati via Kurnool, Dhone and Kadapa.

The Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express operates as a three times a week train service between Secunderabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Tirupati.

Before the Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express was introduced, the (2625/2626) Kerala Express between New Delhi and Trivandrum was the only daily train connecting the Tirupati and New Delhi.

Time Table[edit]

12707 Tirupati - Secunderabad - Hazrat Nizamuddin leaves Tirupati and 12708 Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad - Tirupati.

List of halts of Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranthi Express
Station
code
Station name
RU Renigunta Jn
HX Cudappah
YA Yerraguntla
TU Tadipatri
DHNE Dhone
KRNT Kurnool
GWD Gadwal
MBNR Mahboobnagar
KCG Kacheguda
SC Secunderabad
KZJ Kazipet
RDM Ramgundam
MCI Mancherial
BPA Bellampalli
SKZR Sirpur Kagaznagar
NGP Nagpur Jn.
BPL Bhopal Jn
JHS Jhansi Jn
NZM H.Nizamuddin

Coach Composition[edit]

Present coach composition comprises 2-SLR coaches, 2-II/General coaches, 4- AC 3 Tier Coaches, 1-AC 2 Tier Coach, 1-Pantry and 8-Sleeper Coaches. During the summer extra coaches are provided based on need. An additional 3 tier AC coach was added in September 2012.

Locomotives Used[edit]

1). Tirupati to Secunderabad and return - Diesel TractionWDM-2A

2). Secunderabad to Hazrat Nizamuddin and return - Electric tractionWAP-7

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