Avantika Express

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Avantika Express
12962 Avantika Express.jpg
Service type Superfast Express
First service 1 May 1985
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Start Mumbai Central
Stops 19
End Indore
Distance travelled 829 km (515 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours 55 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12961 / 12962
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No Pantry Car
Observation facilities Rake Sharing with 12927/28 Vadodara Express
Baggage facilities Yes
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railways coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
59.93 km/h (37 mph), including halts
Route map
Avantika Express Route map.jpg

The 12961/12962 Mumbai Central Indore Avantika Express (Hindi : अवंतिका एक्सप्रेस is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Mumbai Central and Indore in India. It is a daily service. It operates as train number 12961 from Mumbai Central to Indore and as train number 12962 in the reverse direction.

The name Avantika is from 'Avanti', the former name of Ujjain, a historical city located near Indore. This is one of the three superfast train connection between Indore and Mumbai, 1st is Indore Duronto Express and 2nd is Indore–Pune Superfast Express.


The Avantika Express has 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 1 AC 2 tier, 5 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper class, 4 General class coaches. At times, it also carries a High Capacity Parcel Van. As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.


It is a daily train & covers the distance of 829 kilometres in 13 hours 55 mins as 12961 Avantika Express (59.57 km/hr) & 13 hours 45 mins as 12962 Avantika Express (60.29 km/hr).


Western Railways completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012. It is now regularly hauled by a Vadodara based WAP 5 or WAP 4E locomotive.

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12961 Mumbai Central Indore Avantika Express leaves Mumbai Central on a daily basis and reaches Indore the next day.

12962 Indore Mumbai Central Avantika Express leaves Indore on a daily basis and reaches the Mumbai Central the next day.


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