|Locale||Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCT, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir|
|First service||May 1, 1988 (initial service)|
September 4, 2015 (extended to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra)
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railways|
|End||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra|
|Distance travelled||2,877 km (1,788 mi)|
|Service frequency||Tri Weekly|
|Train number(s)||16031 / 16032|
|Class(es)||Third AC, Sleeper, General|
|Observation facilities||Large windows & Rake Sharing 16093 / 94 Gomtisagar Express|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||50 km/h (31 mph) average with halts|
The train runs 3 times a week, covering a distance of 2,848 kilometres (1,770 mi) at an average speed of 50 km/h with over 79 intermediate halts in between including important stations such as Gudur,Tenali,New Guntur,Vijayawada, Warangal,Nagpur, Itarsi,Bhopal,Jhansi,Agra,New Delhi,Ludhiana,Jalandhar.
In 2013, an exclusive air-conditioned coach was added to the train for CAPF and other Police forces for the first time in the Indian Railways.
Number and nomenclature
The number provided for the train is :
- 16031 – Chennai Central to Jammu Tawi
- 16032 – Jammu Tawi to Chennai Central
The train run three days in a week in both directions. Train no. 16031 departs from Chennai central on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15am while on returns Train no. 16032 departs from Jammu Tawi Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 23:45 hr.
Route and Important Halt
The train goes via Gudur – Tenali – New Guntur – Vijayawada – khammam – Warangal – Peddapalli – Ramagundam – Balharshah Junction -MAJRI jn- Sewagram – Nagapur – Itarsi – Bhopal – Bina – Jhansi – Gwalior – Agra – Mathura – New Delhi – Rohtak – Jind – Narwana – Jakhal – Dhuri – Ludhiana – Jalandhar Cantonment Junction – Pathankot Cantonment – Jammu Tawi There are 79 Halts of this train. The important halts of the train are :
The train consists of 13 coaches with 2 SLR and 5 HCPV coaches
|Number of Coaches||–||–||–||11||–||78||98||12|
Distance and Time Travel
The train cover 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi). distance in 55Hr.55Min. with the avg speed of 50 km/hr.
- "Shri Suresh Prabhu Flags Off Andaman Express Through Remote Control From Jammu Tawi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra". Government of India. Press Information Bureau. 4 September 2015.
- "Air-con relief for CAPF to stay alert, yet cool". The new Indian Express. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
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