Gujarat Mail

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Gujarat Mail
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Overview
Service type Superfast Express
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Route
Start Ahmedabad
Stops 14 as 12901 Gujarat Mail, 13 as 12902 Gujarat Mail
End Mumbai Central
Distance travelled 491 km (305 mi)
Average journey time 8 hours 35 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12901 / 12902
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No Pantry Car
Observation facilities 2 rakes, No Rake Sharing
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railways coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
57.76 km/h (36 mph), excluding halts
Route map
Lokshakti Express and Gujarat Mail (Mumbai - Ahmadabad) Route map.png

The 12901/12902 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad Gujarat Mail is a super fast express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Mumbai Central and Ahmedabad in India. It is a daily service. It operates as train number 12901 from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad and as train number 12902 in the reverse direction.

Coaches[edit]

The Gujarat Mail has 1 AC 1st Class, 3 AC 2 tier, 8 AC 3 tier, 8 Sleeper class, 4 General class coaches. As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service[edit]

It is a daily train & covers the distance of 491 kilometres in 8 hours 35 mins as 12901 Gujarat Mail (57.20 km/hr) & 8 hours 25 mins as 12902 Gujarat Mail (58.34 km/hr).

Traction[edit]

Dual traction WCAM 2/2P locos would haul the train between Mumbai Central & Ahmedabad. Western Railways completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012. It is now regularly hauled by a Vadodara based WAP 4 locomotive.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is one of the most prestigious trains on the Western Railways network.
  • The Gujarat Mail is a daily service which was originally numbered 1DN/ 2UP.
  • Earlier, it would carry a mail coach from which it likely derived its name. This mail coach has now been transferred to the 19143/44 Lok Shakti Express.
  • It is an extremely popular train with the Angadia community & is known as the Angadia Express within its circles.
  • It has got maximum no of AC Coaches (12) in non rajdhani and non shatabdi class super fast trains in India.

Gallery[edit]

Time Table[edit]

The 12901 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad Gujarat Mail leaves Mumbai Central every day at 22:00 hrs IST and reaches Ahmedabad at 06:35 hrs IST the next day. 12902 Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Gujarat Mail leaves Ahmedabad every day at 22:00 hrs IST and reaches the Mumbai Central at 06:25 hrs IST the next day.

Station Code Station Name

12901 - Mumbai to Ahmedabad [1]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day

12902 - Mumbai to Ahmedabad[2]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day
Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
BCT Mumbai Central Source 22:00 0 1 06:25 Destination 491 2
DDR Dadar 22:13 22:15 6 1 05:56 05:58 486 2
BVI Borivali 22:51 22:53 30 1 05:14 05:16 462 2
PLG Palghar 23:42 23:44 87 1 No Halt No Halt No Halt 2
DRD Dahanu Road No Halt No Halt 1 04:02 04:04 372 2
BL Valsad 01:01 01:03 194 2 03:03 03:05 298 2
NVS Navsari 01:34 01:36 233 2 No Halt No Halt 2
ST Surat 02:10 02:15 263 2 02:00 02:05 229 2
BH Bharuch 03:18 03:20 322 2 00:59 01:01 170 2
BRC Vadodara 04:17 04:22 392 2 00:06 00:11 100 2
ANND Anand Junction 04:52 04:54 427 2 23:14 23:16 64 1
ND Nadiad 05:09 05:11 446 2 22:54 22:56 46 1
MHD Mhmdvd Kheda Road 05:26 05:28 463 2 22:38 22:40 29 1
MAN Maninagar 06:16 06:18 488 2 22:09 22:11 4 1
ADI Ahmedabad 06:35 Destination 491 2 Source 22:00 0 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gujarat Mail - 12901". Retrieved 3 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gujarat Mail 12902". Retrieved 18 Oct 2012.