Ernakulam - Lokmanya Tilak Duronto is a bi-weekly nonstop superfast train between Kochi and Mumbai, running through the scenic Konkan route. It is considered to be the fastest option for train connectivity between Kochi and Mumbai.
This train is a typical Duronto Express. It has no commercial stops in between the starting station and the ending station. Only technical halts are applied for this train for staff change, cleaning, water filling etc. It has technical halts at Shoranur Junction (SRR), Mangalore Junction (MAJN), Madgaon Junction (MAO) Ratnagiri (RN). Ticket booking is not allowed to or from these technical halt stations.
This train runs twice in a week. Train no: 12223 departs Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 20:50 hrs and reaches Ernakulam Junction on Wednesdays and Sundays at 17:45 hrs. Train no: 12224 departs Ernakulam Junction on Sundays and Wednesdays at 21:30 hrs and reaches Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Mondays and Thursdays at 18:15 hrs.