Secunderabad Mumbai Duronto Express

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Secunderabad Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express
12219 secunderabad duronto - 2.jpg
Overview
Service type Superfast, Duronto Express
First service 23 February 2011
Current operator(s) South Central Railways
Route
Start Secunderabad Junction
Stops 7 (2 passenger stops, 5 technical stops)
End Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Distance travelled 773 km (480 mi)
Average journey time 12 hours
Service frequency 2 days a week. 12220 Secunderabad Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express – Tuesday & Friday. 12219 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Secunderabad Duronto Express – Wednesday & Saturday.
Train number(s) 12220 Up , 12219 Down
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier[citation needed]
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car Coach attached
Observation facilities LHB Coaches
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway Duronto coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 140 km/h (87 mph) maximum
,64.42 km/h (40 mph), including halts

The SecunderabadLokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express is a superfast express train under Duronto category that operates between Secunderabad Junction and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.[1]

The service is operated by South Central Railway zone of Indian Railways and connects the Indian states of Telangana & Maharashtra using train numbers 12220(Secunderabad - Mumbai (LTT)) and 12219(Mumbai (LTT) - Secunderabad) respectively

Service[edit]

The 12220 / 19 Secunderabad - Mumbai (LTT) Duronto Express covers the distance of 773 kilometres in 12 hours (64.42 km/hr) in both directions and its fare thus includes an additional superfast surcharge for the service as it is quite above the average speed of an express train which is 55 km/h (34 mph) as per Indian Railway rules.

The train offers only air-conditioned coaches. Its length generally comprises 1 AC 1st-class coach, 3 AC 2-tier coaches and 9 AC 3-tier coaches for passengers, generator coaches on either ends for powering the AC and a Pantry car for catering services

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

Operation[edit]

The 12220 Secunderabad - Mumbai (LTT) Duronto Express starts from Secunderabad Junction every Tuesday & Friday night reaching Lokmanya Tilak Terminus the next day.

The 12219 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Secunderabad Duronto starts from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus every Wednesday & Saturday night reaching Secunderabad Junction the next day.

Routeing & Halts[edit]

Being a Duronto Express train, it has no commercial halts between its terminal stops.

However the 12220 Secunderabad Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express runs from Secunderabad Junction with technical halts at Wadi Junction, Solapur Junction, Pune Junction, Lonavala and Khandala to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.

The 12219 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Secunderabad Duronto Express runs from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus with technical halts at Karjat, Lonavala, Pune Junction and Wadi Junction to Secunderabad Junction.

12219 Secundrabad Duronto Express
12219 Secundrabad Duronto Express – EOG car

Traction[edit]

Despite electrification of almost 23% of the total route .i.e. between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus & Pune Junction, it is powered by a Gooty based WDM 3A for its entire journey.

The 12219 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Secunderabad Duronto Express gets 2 bankers which are attached to the train at Karjat in order to haul the train up to Lonavala (normally WAG 5 or WAG 7).

Accidents[edit]

On 4 May 2014, the 12220 Secunderabad Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Duronto Express collided with a tractor trailer near Pune killing 3 persons & seriously wounding 8.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Bi-weekly Duranto Express to Mumbai from Feb 22". Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  2. ^ "3 killed, 8 hurt as Duronto hits tractor near Pune". DNA India. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

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