Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express

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Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express
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Overview
Service type Express
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Route
Start Bandra Terminus
Stops 30 as 19017 Saurashtra Janta Express, 33 as 19018 Saurashtra Janta Express
End Jamnagar
Distance travelled 812 km (505 mi)
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No Pantry car coach attached
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
50.88 km/h (32 mph) including halts

The 19017 / 18 Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express is an Express train belonging to Indian Railways - Western Railway zone that runs between Bandra Terminus and Jamnagar in India.

It operates as train number 19017 from Bandra Terminus to Jamnagar and as train number 19018 in the reverse direction serving the state of Maharashtra & Gujarat and is one of 3 trains that connect Mumbai with Jamnagar, the other trains being Saurashtra Mail & Saurashtra Express.

Coaches[edit]

The 19017 / 18 Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express presently has 1 AC 2 tier, 2 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class, 4 General Unreserved & 2 sitting cum luggage rack coaches. It does not have a Pantry car coach.

As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service[edit]

The 19017 Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express covers the distance of 812 kilometres in 15 hours 55 mins (51.02 km/hr) & in 16 hours 00 mins as 19018 Jamnagar Bandra Terminus Saurashtra Janta Express (50.75 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/hr, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing[edit]

The 19017 / 18 Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express runs from Bandra Terminus via Palghar,Vapi, Surat, Vadodara Junction, Ahmedabad Junction, Rajkot Junction to Jamnagar.

Traction[edit]

Prior to February 2012, Dual traction Valsad based WCAM 1 locomotives would haul the train between Bandra Terminus & Ahmedabad Junction handing over to a Ratlam or Vatva based WDM 3A locomotive for the remainder of the journey.

Western Railway completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012 & it is now regularly hauled by a Vadodara based WAP 4 or WAP 5 locomotive until Ahmedabad Junction handing over to a Ratlam or Vatva based WDM 3A locomotive which powers the train for the remainder of the journey.

Timings[edit]

19017 Bandra Terminus Jamnagar Saurashtra Janta Express leaves Bandra Terminus on a daily basis at 17:35 hrs IST and reaches Jamnagar at 09:30 hrs IST the next day.

19018 Jamnagar Bandra Terminus Saurashtra Janta Express leaves Jamnagar on a daily basis at 13:40 hrs IST and reaches Bandra Terminus at 05:40 hrs IST the next day.

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