Andaman Express

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Andaman Express
Ghoradongri Railway Station 9.jpg
16032 Andaman Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service typeExpress
LocaleTamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCT, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir
First serviceMay 1, 1988; 31 years ago (1988-05-01) (initial service)
September 4, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-09-04)[1] (extended to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra)
Current operator(s)Southern Railways
Route
StartChennai Central
Stops79
EndShri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
Distance travelled2,877 km (1,788 mi)
Service frequencyTri Weekly
Train number(s)16031 / 16032
On-board services
Class(es)Third AC, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Observation facilitiesLarge windows & Rake Sharing 16093 / 94 Gomtisagar Express
Technical
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed50 km/h (31 mph) average with halts
Route map
Andaman Express (JAT-MAS) Route map 01.jpg

The 16031/16032 Andaman Express is a long distance express train in India, connecting the cities of Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.

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.

The train is named after the Andaman Islands of the country situated off the Eastern coast. It has been extended to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra of Jammu and Kashmir on 4th september 2015[1].

16032 Andaman Express

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[edit]

The number provided for the train is :

16031 – Chennai Central to Jammu Tawi
16032 – Jammu Tawi to Chennai Central

Schedule information[edit]

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[edit]

The train goes via GudurTenaliNew GunturVijayawadakhammamWarangalPeddapalliRamagundamBalharshah Junction -MAJRI jn- SewagramNagapurItarsiBhopalBinaJhansiGwaliorAgraMathuraNew DelhiRohtakJindNarwanaJakhalDhuriLudhianaJalandhar Cantonment JunctionPathankot CantonmentJammu Tawi There are 79 Halts of this train. The important halts of the train are :

Chennai Central


Sullurupeta

Naidupeta

Gudur

Nellore

Bitragunta

Kavali

Singarayakonda

Ongole

Tenali

New Guntur

Vijayawada

Dornakal

Warangal

Peddapalli

Ramagundam

Mancherial

Sirpur Kaghaznagar

Balharshah Junction majri jn Chandrapur

Sewagram

Nagpur

Betul

Ghoradongri

Itarsi Junction

Bhopal Junction

Bina

Jhansi

Gwalior Junction

Morena

Agra

Mathura

Hazrat Nizamuddin

New Delhi

Rohtak

Jind

Jakhal

Dhuri

Ludhiana

Phagwara

Jalandhar

Chakki Bank

Jammu Tawi

Udhampur

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra

Coach composite[edit]

The train consists of 13 coaches with 2 SLR and 5 HCPV coaches

1A 2A FC 3A CC SL 2S UR
Number of Coaches 11 78 98 12

Distance and Time Travel[edit]

The train cover 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi). distance in 55Hr.55Min. with the avg speed of 50 km/hr.

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See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ "Air-con relief for CAPF to stay alert, yet cool". The new Indian Express. Retrieved 19 June 2013.