Brindavan Express

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Brindavan Superfast Express
Brindavan Express Display.jpg
Brindavan Super Fast Express
Overview
Service typeSuperfast
StatusOperating
First service1 October 1964; 54 years ago (1964-10-01)
Current operator(s)Southern Railway zone
Route
StartPuratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station (MAS)
Stops10
EndKrantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station (SBC)
Distance travelled359 km (223 mi)
Average journey time6 hours, 10 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12639/12640
Line(s) usedChennai – Bengaluru line
On-board services
Class(es)2S and UR/GS
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Seating arrangementsOpen coach
Sleeping arrangementsNo
Auto-rack arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesNo
Observation facilitiesYes
Entertainment facilitiesNo
Baggage facilitiesOverhead racks
Technical
Rolling stockWAP-7 (RPM/) WAP-4 AJJ
Fifteen Non-AC 2S
Seven UR/GS
Two SLR
One SLRD
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Track owner(s)Southern Railway zone
Timetable number(s)20/20A[1]
Route map
Brindavan Express and Lalbagh Express (MAS - SBC) Route map.jpg

The 12639/12640 Brindavan Superfast Express is a train linking Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station and Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station. It leaves Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station at 07:50 and reaches Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station at 14:00 hours. In the reverse direction, it leaves Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station at 15:00 and reaches Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station at 21:05 hours. The train has around 24 coaches with no AC chair cars.

History[edit]

This train introduced in the 1964 as the first intercity express in the Southern Railways. At that time it had stops only at Katpadi Junction and Jolarpettai Junction covering the 360 kilometres (220 mi) in 5 hours. Later due to derailments of some trains the speed was reduced to take 5.5 hours in the 1980s. With increase in stops it has now come to 6 hours. In the early 1980s the train was operated as double decker with ac and non-ac classes, which was latter on scrapped, and the train was operated as single deck. In the late 1980s the MAS-JTJ stretch was electrified. JTJ-SBC the train used diesel engines. For the purpose of speed this train used to have twin diesels for the up gradient (deccan) between JTJ and SBC. The Train celebrated its Golden Jubilee run on 1 October 2014.[2]

Halts[edit]

Halts and timing for 12639

Station Time Distance
Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station 7:50 0
Arakkonam Junction 8:48 69
Sholinghur 9:04 89
Walajah Road 9:18 105
Katpadi Junction 9:43 130
Ambur 10:24 182
Vaniyambadi 10:38 198
Jolarpettai Junction 11:03 214
Kuppam 11:33 257
Bangarapet Junction 12:03 292
Krishnarajapuram 12:48 348
Bengaluru Cantt. 13:18 358
Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station 14:00 362

Halts and timing for 12640

Station Time Distance
Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station 15:00 0
Bengaluru Cantt. 15:10 5
Krishnarajapuram 15:23 15
Bangarapet Junction 16:03 71
Kuppam 16:28 105
Jolarpettai Junction 17:13 149
Vaniyambadi 17:33 164
Ambur 17:48 180
Katpadi Junction 18:33 232
Walajah Road 18:53 257
Sholinghur 18:59 268
Arakkonam Junction 19:23 293
Perambur 20:18 356
Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station 21:05 362

Rake Composition[edit]

  • 7 General
  • 15 Second-class Sitting
Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
BSicon LDER.svg GRD GEN GEN GEN GEN D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10 D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 GEN GEN GEN GRD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trains at a Glance July 2013 - June 2014". Indian Railways. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  2. ^ Singh, T Francis Sundar (6 October 2014). "Chennai - Bangalore Brindavan Express chugs past 50th year". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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