Rajendranagar Express

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Mumbai CST - RajendraNagar Patna SF Express
12141 Rajendranagar Express (2).JPG
Overview
Service type Mail/Express
Locale Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
First service Jan 01, 1997
Current operator(s) Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways
Route
Start Mumbai CST
Stops 13
End Rajendra Nagar Terminal (Patna)
Distance travelled 1,713 km (1,064 mi)
Average journey time 29 hrs 15 min
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1 Tier, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Technical
Operating speed 58 km/h (36 mph) average with halts

The CSTM Rajendranagar Express, commonly known as the Rajendranagar Express (Marathi: राजेन्द्रनगर एक्सप्रेस Hindi: राजेन्द्रनगर एक्सप्रेस), is a daily superfast express train service of the Central Railway Zone of Indian Railways. It runs between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Rajendranagar Terminal in Patna, Bihar.[1]

History[edit]

This train was started in 1997 to facilitate the transportation of passengers from Mumbai to Patna. When it began, the train ran only on Tuesdays, and only from LTT to PNBE. When the Rajendranagar Terminal was inaugurated in 2003, service was extended from PNBE to RJPB. In 2009, the train line was again extended from LTT TO CSTM, therefore running from CSTM TO RJPB. The Pantry Food is GOOD in the morning & the lunch is also GOOD but the dinner is the BEST.

Coach Composition[edit]

This train has 24 coaches consisting of ONE AC First CUM AC 2 TIER(with effect from 3rd Nov 2012 for Patna Going Passengers and from 5th Nov 2012 for Mumbai Going Passengers),ONE 2 AC TIER,TWO 3 AC TIER, 1 PANTRY CAR, 5 NON RESERVED SECOND CLASS, 12 SLEEPER CLASS and 2 brake vans.The format is as follows-

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
BSicon LDER.svg SLR GEN GEN GEN HA1 B2 B1 A1 S12 PC S11 S10 S9 S8 S9 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 GEN GEN SLR


12141 Rajendranagar Express AC coach

Locomotives[edit]

From CSTM to Igatpuri, this train is hauled by a WCAM-3 KYN(Kalyan Shed) locomotive. Until arrival at Itarsi it is carried by either WAP 4 ET(Itarsi Shed)or WAP 4 BSL(Bhusawal Shed) . From Itarsi till Rajendranagar Terminal, this train is carried by two WDM-3A locomotives of Itarsi Diesel Loco Shed.[2]

Halts[edit]

This Train halts at 12 main stations, namely: Dadar, Kalyan, Nasik, Manmad, Bhusawal, Itarsi, JABALPUR, Satna, Mughalsarai, Buxar and Ara.This train halts at Igatpuri and Itarsi because of technical and pantry problems.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [www.indianrail.gov.in]