Dadar Chennai Egmore Express

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Dadar Chennai Egmore Express
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Egmore-Dadar Express at Yerraguntla Junction
Overview
Service type Superfast
Current operator(s) Central Railways
Route
Start Dadar Terminus
Stops 22 as 12163 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express, 20 as 12164 Chennai Egmore Dadar Express
End Chennai Egmore
Distance travelled 1,279 km (795 mi) as 12163 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express, 1,281 km (796 mi) as 12164 Chennai Egmore Dadar Express
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, Second Class seating
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities Rake sharing with 11063/64 Chennai – Salem Express
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
55.15 km/h (34 mph), including halts

The 12163/64 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express is a superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways - Central Railways zone that runs between Dadar and Chennai Egmore in India.

It operates as train number 12163 from Dadar to Chennai Egmore and as train number 12164 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu.

Coaches[edit]

The 12163/64 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express presently has 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 1 AC 2 tier, 2 AC 3 tier, 9 Sleeper Class, 3 Second Class seating & 2 SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) coaches. In addition, it carries a pantry car coach.

As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

12163 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express

Service[edit]

The 12163/64 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express covers the distance of 1279 kilometres in 23 hours 15 mins as 12163 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express (55.01 km/hr) & 1281 kilometres in 23 hrs 10 mins as 12164 Chennai Egmore Dadar Express (55.29 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/hr, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing[edit]

The 12163/64 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express runs via Khandala railway station, Pune Junction, Adoni, Guntakal Junction, Renigunta Junction to Chennai Egmore.

Traction[edit]

Due to the part electrification of the route, the 12163/64 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express is hauled by 3 locomotives during its run.

A WCAM 2/2P or WCAM 3 from the Kalyan shed or WAP 4 of the Bhusawal shed hauls the train from Dadar Terminus up to Pune Junction after which a WDM 3A from the Guntakal shed takes over until Guntakal Junction handing over to a Royapuram based WAP 4 which powers the train until Chennai Egmore.

Timings[edit]

12163 Dadar Chennai Egmore Express leaves Dadar Terminus on a daily basis at 20:30 hrs IST and reaches Chennai Egmore at 19:45 hrs IST the next day.

12164 Chennai Egmore Dadar Express leaves Chennai Egmore on a daily basis at 06:50 hrs IST and reaches Dadar Terminus at 06:00 hrs IST the next day.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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