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Brindavan Super Fast Express
|First service||1 October 1964|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railway zone|
|Start||Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station (MAS)|
|End||Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station (SBC)|
|Distance travelled||359 km (223 mi)|
|Average journey time||6 hours, 10 minutes|
|Line(s) used||Chennai – Bengaluru line|
|Class(es)||2S and UR/GS|
|Seating arrangements||Open coach|
|Baggage facilities||Overhead racks|
|Rolling stock||WAP-7 (RPM/) WAP-4 AJJ|
Fifteen Non-AC 2S
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||25 kV AC, 50 Hz|
|Track owner(s)||Southern Railway zone|
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.
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.
Halts and timing for 12639
|Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station||7:50||0|
|Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station||14:00||362|
Halts and timing for 12640
|Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Bengaluru Station||15:00||0|
|Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central Railway Station||21:05||362|
- 7 General
- 15 Second-class Sitting
- "Trains at a Glance July 2013 - June 2014". Indian Railways. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
- Singh, T Francis Sundar (6 October 2014). "Chennai - Bangalore Brindavan Express chugs past 50th year". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 August 2018.