Jaipur Superfast Express

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Jaipur Superfast Express
12955 Jaipur Superfast Express.jpg
Overview
Locale Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
First service 30 January 1993; 22 years ago (1993-01-30)
Current operator(s) Western Railway zone
Route
Start Mumbai Central
Stops 19
End Jaipur
Distance travelled 1,159 km (720 mi)
Average journey time 17 hours 40 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12955 / 12956
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper class, General unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed

110 km/h (68 mph) maximum

70 km/h (43 mph) average with halts
Route map
(Jaipur - Mumbai) Express Route map.jpg

The 12955/2956 Mumbai Jaipur Superfast is one of the most important trains of Western railway running between Mumbai Central in Maharashtra and Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Overview[edit]

This train is the first broadguage train from Jaipur Junction. The Train Came into Service on 30 January 1993 Between Durgapura and Mumbai Central. This train is also informally known as Gangaur Express. Before Jaipur Junction was upgraded to Broadguage, this train used to run from Durgapura Station which is another railway station at Jaipur .

It operates as train number 12955 from Mumbai Central to Jaipur and as train number 12956 in the reverse direction. It covers a distance of 1159 kilometers in each direction however it takes 18 hours when operating as train number 12955 at an average speed of 69 km/h (excluding halts) while its return journey as train number 12956 takes 17 hrs 40 mins at an average speed of 70 km/h (excluding halts). This train is the second fastest on the Mumbai Jaipur run after Jaipur Duronto Express which has no stops except technical ones. The train runs at maximum speed of 110 km/hr. The train is Equipped with Bio toilets. A Scheme of Meal Coupons was First Experimented on this train.

Schedule[edit]

It leaves Mumbai Central as train number 12955 on a daily basis and at the end of 19 halts arrives at Jaipur the next day. Train number 12956 leaves Jaipur on a daily basis arriving at Mumbai Central the next day.

Coach composition[edit]

This service has one First AC Coach, one Second AC Coach, 6 Third AC Coaches, 9 Second sleeper coaches, 4 Unreserved coaches, one pantry car and one High Capacity Parcel Van (HCPV) for both up and down services.

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
BSicon LDER.svg SLR GS S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 PC B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 A1 HA1 GS SLR HCPV

Traction[edit]

Prior to DC to AC Conversion of Western Line Suburban Railway in Mumbai; It used to depart from Mumbai Central with a Valsad WCAM 2/2P locomotive in order to use Mumbai's DC traction wires and switches power on-the-fly in a dead zone just after crossing Virar later moved to Vile Parle as progressive change of traction from where onwards it was a pure AC line. There was a locomotive change at Vadodara where it used to swap the WCAM 2/2P for a Vadodara WAP 4E .

After the complete AC Electrification of Western Line suburban system of Mumbai; It is hauled by WAP 4E or WAP 5 between Mumbai Central and Sawai Madhopur Junction.

The Western railway completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012. The work was done on Vile Parle - Churchgate section.

At Sawai Madhopur Junction it gets a WDM 3A or WDP 4/4B/4D from Bhagat Ki Kothi shed. Sawai Madhopur Junction is also where it gets a reversal in direction.

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