August Kranti Rajdhani Express
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|Service type||Rajdhani Express|
|Locale||Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana & Delhi|
|Current operator(s)||Western Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,377 km (856 mi)|
|Average journey time||17 hrs 15 mins as 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani Express, 17 hrs 05 mins as 12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Express|
|Train number(s)||12953 / 12954|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier|
|Catering facilities||Yes,1 Pantry Car|
|Observation facilities||LHB rake|
|Rolling stock||Rake sharing with 12951/52 Mumbai Rajdhani Express|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||Top Speed - 130.00 km/h (80.78 mph) , 79 km/h (49 mph) average with halts|
The August Kranti Rajdhani Express is a train which connects Mumbai Central to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is named after the August Kranti Maidan formerly known as the Gowalia Tank Maidan from where the Quit India Movement was launched in August 1942.
Introduced in 1992, the 12953/12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Express is a daily service. It operates as train number 12953 from Mumbai Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin and as train number 12954 in the reverse direction. It shares its rake with 12951/52 Mumbai Rajdhani Express. It covers a distance of 1,377 kilometres in each direction however it takes 17 hours 15 mins when operating as train number 12953 at an average speed of 79.83 km/h (including halts) while its return journey as train number 12954 takes 17 hours 05 mins at an average speed of 80.60 km/h (including halts). The other trains on the route, that run faster than 12953/12954 August Kranti Rajdhani Express are the 12951/12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Express and the 12909/12910 Garib Rath Express.
It leaves Mumbai Central as train number 12953 from platform number 1 on a daily basis and at the end of 14 halts arrives at Hazrat Nizamuddin the next day. Train number 12954 leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin on a daily basis arriving at Mumbai Central the next day. Over the years several minor halts at Andheri,Vapi, Valsad,Bharuch, Nagda,Sawai Madhopur,Mathura have been introduced.
The August Kranti generally has 1 AC 1st Class, 5 AC 2 tier, 1 pantry car, 2 luggage cum generator coach and 11 AC 3 tier coaches taking the total up to 20 coaches.
On 5 February 2012, Western Railway converted the Mumbai region's 1500v DC traction to 25000v AC traction. This has resulted in the elimination of the need to change engine's at Vadodara Junction & WAP engines have started entering the Mumbai region.This is now an end to end run from Mumbai Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin WAP 7 locomotive from the Ghaziabad or Vadodara shed.
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- 12247/12248 Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Yuva Express
- 12471/12472 Swaraj Express
- 12903/12904 Golden Temple Mail
- 12907/12908 Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express
- 12909/12910 Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express
- 12925/12926 Paschim Express
- 12951/12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Express
- 22209/22210 Mumbai New Delhi Duronto Express