Hussainsagar Express

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Hussainsagar Express
12702 Hussainsagar Express.jpg
Hussainsagar Express
Overview
Service type Inter-city rail
Status Operating
Locale Telengana, Maharastra
Current operator(s) South Central Railway, Indian Railways
Route
Start Hyderabad Deccan
Stops 17
End Mumbai CST
Distance travelled 790 km (490 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours 45 minutes
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) Sleeper, Air-conditioned and Unreserved
Seating arrangements Indian Rail standard
Catering facilities Pantry
Observation facilities Large windows in all carriages
Baggage facilities Below the seats
Technical
Rolling stock Two
Track gauge Broad
Operating speed 58.7 km/h
Route map
Hussainsagar Express and (HYB-CSTM) Express Route map.jpg

Hussainsagar Express; also known as Hussain Sagar Express) is a very popular train operated by South Central Railway between Hyderabad and Mumbai. It was started in late 1975 to connect the two cities. At that time this was the only train to Mumbai from the Deccan region of the country. Currently, it operates as a daily superfast train.

Etymology[edit]

The Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad

The train is named after the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah.[1]

The train was introduced as a replacement to the former Minar Express which operated between Secunderabad and Mumbai.

Train Number[edit]

12701: Mumbai CST - Hyderabad Decan hussainsagar express

12702: Hyderabad Decan - Mumbai CST hussainsagar express

The train travels a distance of 429 miles ( 790 km) in 13 hours 45 minutes at an average speed of 58.7 km/h.

Composition[edit]

12701 Hussainsagar Express ENG-SLR-GEN-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-B2-B1-A1-HA1-GEN-SLR

12702 Hussainsagar Express ENG-SLR-GEN-GEN-GEN-GEN-S1-GEN-GEN-SLR

The train has a rake sharing arrangement (RSA) with the Hyderabad Mumbai Express.

Locomotive[edit]

12702 Hussainsagar Express - Coach S1
The diesel locomotive WDM-3A with Hussainsagar Express

The Hussainsagar Express is hauled by a single WDM3A diesel locomotive from the Kazipet shed for its entire journey between Hyderabad and Mumbai CST.

Time Table[edit]

Time Table of Hussainsagar Express
S.No Station Name Station Code
1 Hyderabad Deccan HYB
2 Begumpet BMT
3 Vikarabad Jn. VKB
4 Tandur TDU
5 Seram SEM
6 Malkhaid Road MQR
7 Chittapur CT
8 Wadi WADI
9 Shahabad SDB
10 Gulbarga GR
11 Ganagapur Road GUR
12 Solapur Jn. SUR
13 Kurduvadi KWV
14 Pune Jn. PUNE
15 Kalyan Jn. KYN
16 Dadar DR
17 MUMBAI CSTM

Miscellaneous[edit]

[2] The list of other trains that connect Hyderabad and Mumbai is as follows:

Train Number Name Source Destination
11019/11020 Konark Express Mumbai CST Bhubaneswar
17031/17032 Hyderabad Mumbai Express Hyderabad Mumbai CST
17057/17058 Devagiri Express Secunderabad Mumbai CST
12219/12220 Duronto Express Secunderabad Mumbai LTT
17203/7204 Kakinada Bhavnagar Express Kakinada Bhavnagar
17017/17018 Secunderabad Rajkot Express Secunderabad Rajkot

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian Railways Fan Club Association (April 16, 2007). "Train Nomenclature". Indian Railways Fan Club Association. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ India Rail Info (December 29, 2006). "Trains between Mumbai and Hyderabad". India Railway Information. Retrieved 2007-01-15. 

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