East Coast Express (India)
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|Locale||Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal|
|First service||16 May 1975|
|Current operator(s)||South Eastern Railway|
|Distance travelled||1,592 km (989 mi)|
|Average journey time||29 hrs 55 min for both
upwards and downwards journey
|Train number(s)||18645 / 18646|
|Class(es)||AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper class, Unreserved|
|Observation facilities||Rake Sharing with Howrah Hatia Express|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||56.87 km/h (35.34 mph) average with halts|
The East Coast Express is a daily train running between Hyderabad and Howrah (near Kolkata). This train numbered 18645/46 takes 30 hours to cover the distance of 1592 km due to lot of stops on the way.
Train composition and loco
This train has 11 sleeper coaches, four 3AC, one 2AC, 2 general and 2 SLR coaches making a total of 20 coaches. The train is hauled by a Lallaguda WAP7 locomotive from Secundrabad to Vijayawada. It reverses there and gets another WAP4 Lallaguda loco and hauls it up to Visakhapatnam. It again reverses there a gets a WAP4/WAM4 Visakhapatnam loco to haul the train up to Howrah.
Howrah Hatia Express - Sleeper Class
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