August Kranti Rajdhani Express

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August Kranti Rajdhani Express
Trainboard - 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express.jpg
Overview
Service type Rajdhani Express
Locale Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana & Delhi
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Route
Start Mumbai Central
Stops 14
End Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 1,377 km (856 mi)
Average journey time 17 hrs 15 mins as 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express, 17 hrs 05 mins as 12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Express
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12953 / 12954
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes,2 Pantry Cars
Observation facilities LHB rake
Technical
Rolling stock Rake sharing with 12951/52 Mumbai Rajdhani Express
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed Top Speed - 140.00 km/h (86.99 mph) , 80.21 km/h (49.84 mph) average with halts

The August Kranti Rajdhani Express is a train which connects Mumbai Central to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is named after the August Kranti Maidan formerly known as the Gowalia Tank Maidan from where the Quit India Movement was launched in August 1942.

Service[edit]

The 12953/12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Express is a daily service. It operates as train number 12953 from Mumbai Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin and as train number 12954 in the reverse direction. It shares its rake with 12951/52 Mumbai Rajdhani Express. It covers a distance of 1,377 kilometres in each direction however it takes 17 hours 15 mins when operating as train number 12953 at an average speed of 79.83 km/h (including halts) while its return journey as train number 12954 takes 17 hours 05 mins at an average speed of 80.60 km/h (including halts). The other trains on the route, that run faster than 12953/12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Express are the 12951/12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Express and the 12909/12910 Garib Rath Express.

It leaves Mumbai Central as train number 12953 on a daily basis at 17:40 hrs and at the end of 14 halts arrives at Hazrat Nizamuddin the next day at 10:55 hrs. Train number 12954 leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin on a daily basis at 16:55 hrs arriving at Mumbai Central the next day at 10:00 hrs. Over the years several minor halts at Borivali, Vapi, Valsad, Bharuch, Nagda have been added with the most recent being Andheri .

Timetable[edit]

Station Code Station Name

12953 - Mumbai Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin[1]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day

12954 - Hazrat Nizamuddin to Mumbai Central[2]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day
Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
BCT Mumbai Central Source 17:40 0 1 10:00 Destination 1377 2
ADH Andheri 18:01 18:03 18 1 09:23 09:25 1360 2
BVI Borivali 18:17 18:19 30 1 09:05 09:07 1347 2
VAPI Vapi 19:47 19:49 170 1 07:18 07:20 1207 2
BL Valsad 20:09 20:11 194 1 06:59 07:01 1183 2
ST Surat 20:59 21:04 263 1 06:10 06:15 1115 2
BH Bharuch Junction 21:43 21:45 322 1 05:14 05:16 1056 2
BRC Vadodara Junction 22:35 22:45 392 1 04:20 04:30 986 2
RTM Ratlam Junction 02:18 02:20 653 2 00:51 00:53 724 2
NAD Nagda Junction 03:10 03:12 695 2 00:22 00:24 683 2
KOTA Kota Junction 05:10 05:20 920 2 21:40 21:50 458 1
SWM Sawai Madhopur Junction 06:26 06:28 1027 2 20:36 20:38 350 1
MTJ Mathura Junction 09:00 09:02 1244 2 18:38 18:40 134 1
NZM Hazrat Nizamuddin 10:55 Destination 1377 2 Source 16:55 0 1

Coach composition[edit]

The August Kranti generally has 1 AC 1st Class, 5 AC 2 tier, 2 pantry cars, 2 luggage cum generator coach & 11 AC 3 tier coaches taking the total up to 21 coaches.

Locomotion[edit]

Dual Traction WCAM 2/2P engine would haul the train between Mumbai Central and Vadodara Junction where it used to switch over to a WAP 5 or WAP 7 engine from the Ghaziabad shed.

On 5th February 2012, Western Railway converted the Mumbai region's 1500v DC traction to 25000v AC traction. This has resulted in the elimination of the need to change engine's at Vadodara Junction & WAP engines have started entering the Mumbai region.This is now an end to end run from Mumbai Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin with a single WAP 5 or WAP 7 locomotive.

Coachboard - 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express
Coach A4 - 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express

Other trains between Mumbai and Delhi[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aug Kevdi Raj Express - 12953". Retrieved 3 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ "August Kranti Rajdhani Express/12954 Rajdhani Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM to Mumbai/BCT". Retrieved 18 Oct 2012. 

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