Jalna Jan Shatabdi Express
|Service type||Superfast, Jan Shatabdi Express|
|First service||1 July 2007|
|Current operator(s)||Central Railways|
|Distance travelled||424 km (263 mi)|
|Class(es)||AC Chair Car, Second Class seating|
|Catering facilities||No Pantry car coach attached but catering by Arneco Caterers|
|Observation facilities||Rake sharing of 12051/52Karmali Jan Shatabdi Express|
|Rolling stock||Standard Indian Railway Jan Shatabdi coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||56 km/h (35 mph)|
The Jalna-Mumbai Jan Shatabdi is a day- (as it returns to the station of origin on the same day). It connects the historical city of Aurangabad to the state capital Mumbai though the actual origination station was extended to Jalna in August 2015. The Jan Shatabdi Express is the fastest and most comfortable train option from Aurangabad to Mumbai.
The name 'Jan' means people in Sanskrit language (and hence in many other Indian languages), hence this version of Shatabdi is meant for the Ordinary People. Jan Shatabdi is an Inter-city superfast train connecting major metropolitan cities, at low price. This train can be considered a 'down-scale' version of Shatabdi trains.
Jalna Jan Shatabdi
12071/72 - Jalna Jan Shatabdi runs between Dadar and Jalna. It is a daily Super Fast offered by the Central Railways. It had been extended to Mumbai CST. As per the time table effective 1 July 2013, it has been reverted to Dadar & now shares its rake with the 12051/52 Dadar Madgaon JanShatabdi Express. The train initially used to terminate at Aurangabad but w.e.f. August 9, 2015 it has been extended to Jalna.
From Jalna the train is numbered 12072 and it departs at 04:45 hrs and reaches Dadar at 1230 hrs thus taking approx. 7hrs 45mins hours to cover a distance of 424 km (263 mi). En route it halts at Aurangabad, Manmad Junction, Nashik Road, Kalyan Junction and Thane. But it also stops at Kasara and Igatpuri as operational stops.
On the return journey the train is numbered 12071 and departs from Dadar at 1400 hrs and arrives at Jalna at 2140 hrs.
The Jalna Jan shatabdi is a twelve-coach train and has eight Jan shatabdi class chair cars, two AC chair car and 2 luggage-cum-break vans as part of its seating configuration.
Some pictures of Aurangabad J.S at irfca.org