Himsagar Express

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Himsagar Express
Overview
Service type Express Train
Status Normal
Locale Northern Railway Zone, Southern Railway Zone
First service 1980s
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Route
Start Jammu Tawi (JAT)
End Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Distance travelled 3,711 km (2,306 mi)
Average journey time 69 hours, 55 minutes
Service frequency Weekly
Train number(s) 16317/16318
On-board services
Catering facilities Available
Technical
Track gauge Broad Gauge
Operating speed 53 km/h (33 mph)
Track owner(s) Indian Railways
Route map
Himsagar Express (Jammu Tawi - Kanyakumari) Route map.jpg

Himsagar Express is the second longest running train on the Indian Railways in terms of distance and time, surpassed only by the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express. It runs from Kanyakumari in India's southernmost state, Tamil Nadu to Jammu Tawi, in Jammu & Kashmir - the northernmost state of India. In 70 hours, the train covers a distance of 3714 km at a speed of 53 km/h, and transverses twelve of India's states halting at a total of 72 stations.[1]

Route and frequency[edit]

It runs weekly, starting every Friday at 14:05 hours from Kanyakumari, reaching Jammu on Mondays at 15:10 hours.[2] It returns from Jammu on Mondays at 23:45 hours and reaches Kanyakumari on Thursdays at 22:45 hours. [2] Because of this schedule, it needs just one rake to complete its entire run. There is a Slip Route of this train, running from Erode Junction to Tirunelveli Junction & Chhindwara Junction to Bhopal Junction. The train travels through states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana,Delhi,Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamilnadu.

Jammu to Kanyakumari: There are several long halts for this train like New Delhi 150 min, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Ernakulam Junction, Erode Junction, Bhopal Junction, Nagpur, Itarsi Junction, Jhansi, Gwalior Junction and Vijayawada 10-15 min each.

Kanyakumari to Jammu: The fastest speed is achieved near Kila Raipur (108 km/h) and the slowest speeds on the Hazrat Nizamuddin to New Delhi (24 km/h) and Bhopal Habibganj to Bhopal Junction (19 km/h) . It takes around three hours for the train to clear the Delhi area.

Train No. Train Name Journey Frequency
16317/16318 Himsagar Express Jammu Tawi→Chakki Bank →Jalandhar Cant. → Ludhiana Junct. → Dhuri Junction → JindRohtak Junction → New Delhi Railway StationAgra CantonmentGwalior JunctionJhansi Junction → Bhopal JunctionItarsi JunctionNagpur Junction →Ballarshah Junction → Warangal Junction → Vijayawada JunctionRenigunta Junction →Vellore Katpadi Junction- Salem JunctionErode JunctionTirupurCoimbatore JunctionPalakkadThrissur Railway StationErnakulamKottayamTiruvallaChengannurKayamkulamKollamTrivandrum CentralNagarcoilKanya Kumari Weekly

Coach Composite[edit]

On Slip Route[edit]

1A 2A FC 3A CC SL 2c 3E
Number of Coaches - 1 - - - 4 - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ India Rail Info. "Himsagar Express/16318/JAT to CAPE/Timetable". India Rail Info. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Southern Zone Time Table July 2010, Page no 112 & Table No. 13,13A

External links[edit]

Route Map of 16317 HIMSAGAR EXP (Kanniyakumari to Jammu Tawi)