Trivandrum Rajdhani Express
|Trivandrum Rajdhani Express|
|Service type||Rajdhani Express|
|Locale||Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Delhi|
|First service||01 April 1998|
|Current operator(s)||Northern Railway|
|Distance travelled||3,149 km (1,957 mi)|
|Average journey time||41 hours, 46 hrs during Monsoon season (10 June to 31 Oct)|
|Service frequency||3 times a week|
|Train number(s)||12431/ 12432|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier|
|Catering facilities||Yes, Pantry Car attached|
|Observation facilities||LHB rakes|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||69.42 km/h (43.14 mph) average with halts|
It runs from Thiruvanathapuram Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is the longest running Rajdhani Express train, which covers about 3,149 km (1,957 mi). It has a record for the highest section speed, reaching 104 km/h (65 mph) between Ratnagiri and Sawantwadi Road (225 km or 140 mi in 2 h 10 min). It also gets a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) between Udupi and Karwar (267 km). It moves at an average speed of 69.43 km/h (43.14 mph) between Delhi and Trivandrum.
It uses a Ghaziabad based WAP 7 or WAP 5 for its run between H.Nizamuddin and Vadodara and Golden Rock(GOC) WDP 3A from Vadodara to Trivandrum Central. On occasion, a Vadodara based WAP 4 is also assigned to the train. It was also the first Rajdhani bound to south to get the new model LHB coaches. Its live status can be followed at indiarailinfo.com
The 12431 Rajdhani Express leaves Trivandrum Central in the evening at 19:18 and reaches Hazrat Nizamuddin at 12:40 in the morning of the third day. While on the return journey, the 12432 Rajdhani Express leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin at 11:00 in the morning and reaches Trivandrum Central at 05:05 in the morning of the third day of its journey.
- "Trivandrum Rajdhani Express/2431 Train Trivandrum/TVC to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM Complete Train Route - India Rail Info - Database of Indian Railways Trains & Stations". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
- "Trivandrum Rajdhani Express/2431 Train Videos Panvel/PNVL to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin/NZM - India Rail Info - Database of Indian Railways Trains & Stations". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
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