Ahmedabad–Mumbai main line

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Ahmedabad–Mumbai Main Line
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express The most Important train on Mumbai Ahmedabad main line.
Overview
Native name अहमदाबाद - मुंबई मुख्य लाइन , અમદાવાદ - મુંબઇ મુખ્ય લાઇન
System Electrified
Status Operational
Locale Gujarat, Maharashtra
Termini Ahmedabad Junction
Mumbai Central
Operation
Opened 20 January 1863
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Western Railway
Technical
Line length 493 km (306 mi)
Number of tracks 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Electrification 25kV 50Hz AC OHLE fully operational
Operating speed up to 160 km/h
Route map
Lokshakti Express and Gujarat Mail (Mumbai - Ahmadabad) Route map.png

Ahmedabad–Mumbai main line is the important railway route on Western Railway section of Indian Railways. It is one of the busiest railway route of the Indian Railways. It is fully electrified route in today's date.

The Ahmedabad–Mumbai corridor involves some major industrial cities such as Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Ankleshwar, Vapi, Dahanu Road, Palghar etc. The people often commute daily and regularly between these industrial clusters for business and work. This makes the Ahmedabad–Mumbai line most productive and a railway line that will be most beneficial for the people and Mumbai to Ahmedabad is a major industrial belt with Surat and Vadodara route. Surat is one of the largest centers for diamond cutting.

History[edit]

  • In 1855, Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Company (BB&CI) incorporated by Act of British Parliament on 2 July, BB&CI signs agreement with British East India Company on 21 Nov to construct railway line from Surat to Baroda and Ahmedabad.
  • In 1860, BB&CI first section from Ankleshwar to Utran inaugurated and Surat railway station was built and it was first railway station in Asia which is having platform on first floor(above ground level).
  • In 1862, Asia's first narrow gauge line opened between Dabhoi and Miyagam (near Vadodara) and also BB&CI introduces world's first double-decker coaches.
  • On 20 January 1863, the first train is flagged off from Kalupur railway station in Ahmedabad to Surat.[1]
  • In 1864, BB&CI train reaches Mumbai, runs between Grant road to Valsad.
  • In 1870, BBCI Railway runs direct trains between Ahmedabad and Bombay.
  • In 1987, commissioning of electrified trunk route of Delhi–Bombay via Western Railway.[2]

Trains[edit]

The following trains serve this line:

Runs only on this route[edit]

Train name Train no Starts End
Gujarat Express 22953/54 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
Karnavati Express 12933/34 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
Gujarat Mail 12901/02 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Passenger 59439/40 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Passenger 59441/42 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express 12009/10 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad
Flying Ranee 12921/22 Mumbai Central Surat
Vadodara Express 12927/28 Mumbai Central Vadodara
Mumbai Central - Valsad Fast Passenger 59023/24 Mumbai Central Valsad
Lok Shakti Express 22927/28 Mumbai Bandra (T) Ahmedabad
Bandra Terminus Vapi Passenger 59045/46 Mumbai Bandra (T) Vapi/Valsad
Bandra Surat Intercity Express 12935/36 Mumbai Bandra (T) Surat
Bhilad - Vadodara Superfast Express 22929/30 Bhilad Vadodara
Gujarat Queen 19033/34 Valsad Ahmedabad
Vadodara Ahmedabad Intercity Express 19035/36 Vadodara Ahmedabad
Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Double Decker Express 12931/32 Mumbai Central Ahmedabad

Starts from Mumbai, Valsad, Surat and Ahmedabad[edit]

Train name Train no Starts End Via on this route
Paschim Express 12925/26 Mumbai Bandra (T) Amritsar Vadodara
August Kranti Rajdhani Express 12953/54 Mumbai Central Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Vadodara
Ranakpur Express 14707/08 Bikaner Mumbai Bandra (T) Ahmedabad
Firozpur Janata Express 19023/24 Mumbai Central Firozpur Vadodara
Mumbai Rajdhani Express 12951/52 Mumbai Central New Delhi Vadodara
Mumbai Central–Rajkot Duronto Express 12267/68 Mumbai Central Rajkot Ahmedabad
Dehradun Express 19019/20 Mumbai Bandra (T) Dehradun Vadodara
Kutch Express 19131/32 Mumbai Bandra (T) Bhuj Ahmedabad
Aravali Express 19707/08 Mumbai Bandra (T) Jaipur Ahmedabad
Golden Temple Mail 12903/04 Mumbai Central Amritsar Vadodara
Suryanagri Express 12479/80 Jodhpur Mumbai Bandra (T) Ahmedabad
Saurashtra Janata Express 19017/18 Mumbai Bandra (T) Jamnagar Ahmedabad
Saurashtra Express 12915/16 Mumbai Central Porbandar Ahmedabad
Saurashtra Mail 19005/06 Mumbai Central Okha Ahmedabad
Avantika Express 12961/62 Mumbai Central Indore Vadodara
Sayajinagari Express 19115/16 Mumbai Bandra (T) Bhuj Ahmedabad
Dadar - Ajmer Superfast Express 12989/90 Mumbai Dadar Ajmer Ahmedabad
Bhuj Dadar Superfast Express 12959/60 Bhuj Mumbai Dadar Ahmedabad
Bikaner Dadar Superfast Express 12489/90 Bikaner Mumbai Dadar Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express 12907/08 Mumbai Bandra (T) Delhi Hazrat Nizmuddin Vadodara
Yuva Express 12247/48 Mumbai Bandra (T) Delhi Hazrat Nizmuddin Vadodara
Jaipur Superfast Express 12955/56 Mumbai Central Jaipur Vadodara
Jaipur Bandra Terminus Superfast Express 22933/34 Mumbai Bandra (T) Jaipur Vadodara
Ajmer Bandra Terminus Express 22995/96 Mumbai Bandra (T) Ajmer Vadodara
Bandra Terminus Udaipur Superfast Express 22901/02 Mumbai Bandra (T) Udaipur Vadodara
Swaraj Express 12471/72 Mumbai Bandra (T) Jammu Tawi Vadodara
Jaipur Duronto Express 12239/40 Mumbai Central Jaipur *Vadodara
Indore Duronto Express 12227/28 Mumbai Central Indore *Vadodara
Mumbai New Delhi Duronto Express 22209/10 Mumbai Central New Delhi *Vadodara
Bandra Terminus Bhavnagar Terminus Express 12971/72 Mumbai Bandra (T) Bhavnagar Ahmedabad
Avadh Express 19037/38 Mumbai Bandra (T) Gorakhpur Vadodara
Avadh Express 19039/40 Mumbai Bandra (T) Muzaffarpur Vadodara
Garib Rath Express 12215/16 Delhi Sarai Rohilla Mumbai Bandra (T) Ahmedabad
Vivek Express 19027/28 Mumbai Bandra (T) Jammu Tawi Ahmedabad
AC Superfast Express 22903/04 Mumbai Bandra (T) Bhuj Ahmedabad
Premium AC Express 22913/14 Mumbai Central New Delhi Vadodara
Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express 19029/30 Mumbai Bandra (T) Delhi Sarai Rohilla Ahmedabad
Jodhpur Express 19065/66 Mumbai Bandra (T) Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur) Ahmedabad
Jhansi Express 11103/04 Jhansi Mumbai Bandra (T) Vadodara
Patna Express 19049/50 Mumbai Bandra (T) Patna Udhna Junction
Chandigarh Express 22451/52 Mumbai Bandra (T) Chandigarh Ahmedabad
Gandhidham Express 19451/52 Mumbai Bandra (T) Gandhidham Ahmedabad
Haridwar Express 22917/18 Mumbai Bandra (T) Haridwar Vadodara
Valsad - Dahod Intercity Express 12929/30 Valsad Dahod Vadodara
Valsad Jodhpur Express 19055/56 Valsad Jodhpur Ahmedabad
Udyog Karmi Express 12943/44 Valsad Kanpur Udhna Junction
Valsad Haridwar Express 12911/12 Valsad Haridwar Vadodara
Shramik express 19051/52 Valsad Muzaffarpur Udhna Junction
Valsad-Puri Superfast Express 22909/10 Valsad Puri Vadodara
Surat–Muzaffarpur Express 19053/54 Surat Muzaffarpur Vadodara
Surat Jamnagar Intercity Express 22959/60 Surat Jamnagar Ahmedabad
Tapti Ganga Express 19051/52 Surat Bhagalpur Udhna Junction
Surat-Malda Town Express 13245/46 Surat Malda Town Udhna Junction
Tapti Ganga Express 19045/46 Surat Chhapra Udhna Junction
Udhna Varanasi Express 19057/58 Udhna Junction Varanasi Udhna Junction
Gujarat Sampark Kranti Express 12917/18 Ahmedabad Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Vadodara
Sabarmati Express 19165/66 Ahmedabad Darbhanga Vadodara
Sabarmati Express 19167/68 Ahmedabad Varanasi Vadodara
Navjivan Express 12655/56 Ahmedabad Chennai Central Udhna Junction
Howrah Ahmedabad Superfast Express 12833/34 Ahmedabad Howrah Udhna Junction
Prerana Express 22137/38 Ahmedabad Nagpur Udhna Junction
Ahimsa Express 11095/96 Ahmedabad Pune Vasai Road
Pune Ahmedabad Duronto Express 12297/98 Ahmedabad Pune *Vasai Road
Puri Ahmedabad Express 12843/44 Puri Ahmedabad Udhna Junction
Chennai Central−Ahmedabad Express 19419/20 Chennai Central Ahmedabad Vasai Road
Navjeevan Express 12655/56 Ahmedabad Chennai Central Udhna Junction
Azimabad Superfast Express 12947/48 Ahmedabad Patna Vadodara
Ahmedabad - CSMT Kolhapur Express 11049/50 Ahmedabad Kolhapur CSMT Vasai Road
  • * Technical stops

Trains run through this route[edit]

Train name Train no Starts End Via on this route S/E
Okha - Tuticorin Vivek Express 15967/68 Tuticorin Okha Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Rajkot - Coimbatore Express 16613/14 Rajkot Coimbatore Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Rajkot Secunderabad Express 17017/18 Rajkot Secunderabad Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Tirunelveli Jamnagar Superfast Express 19577/78 Tirunelveli Jamnagar Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Mysore Ajmer Express 16209/10 Ajmer Mysore Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Thiruvananthapuram Veraval Express 16333/34 Veraval Thiruvananthapuram Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Madgaon - Hapa Superfast Express 22907/08 Madgaon Hapa Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Hazrat Nizamuddin Pune Duronto Express 12263/64 Pune Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Vasai Road - Vadodara
Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express 12431/32 Thiruvananthapuram Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Vasai Road - Vadodara
Goa Sampark Kranti Express 12449/50 Madgaon Chandigarh Vasai Road - Vadodara
Kerala Sampark Kranti Express 12217/18 Kochuveli (Thiruvananthapuram) Chandigarh Vasai Road - Vadodara
Marusagar Express 12977/78 Ernakulam Ajmer Vasai Road - Vadodara
Barmer Yeshvantapur AC Express 14805/06 Yeshvantapur Barmer Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Indore–Pune Express 19311/12 Indore Pune Vasai Road - Vadodara
Somnath - Jabalpur Express (via Itarsi) 11463/64 Somnath Jabalpur Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Somnath - Jabalpur Express (via Bina) 11465/66 Somnath Jabalpur Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Parasnath Express 12941/42 Bhavnagar Asansol Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Shanti Express 19309/10 Gandhinagar Indore Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Shalimar - Bhuj Weekly SF Express 22829/30 Bhuj Kolkata Shalimar Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Dwarka Express 15635/36 Okha Guwahati Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Gandhidham-Puri Express (via Vizianagaram) 19453/54 Gandhidham Puri Udhna Junction - Ahmedabad
Garbha Superfast Express 12937/38 Gandhidham Howrah Vadodara - Ahmedabad
Bikaner - Coimbatore SF AC Express 22475/76 Bikaner Coimbatore Vasai Road - Ahmedabad
Visakhapatnam–Gandhidham Express 18501/02 Vishakhapatnam Gandhidham Udhna Junction - Ahmedabad
Kaviguru Express 12949/50 Porbandar Santragachi (Kolkata) Udhna Junction - Ahmedabad
Howrah Porbandar Express 12905/06 Porbandar Howrah Udhna Junction - Ahmedabad

Speed limits[edit]

Most of the Ahmedabad–Mumbai main line is classified as 'A' class line where trains can run up to 160 km per hour but in certain sections speeds may be limited to 120–130 km per hour.

As of 2015, the average speed of the trains on this line is 70-80 kmph.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First train chugged out of Ahmedabad 154 years ago - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 24 June 2013.