East Coast Express (India)

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East Coast Express
Howrah Hatia Express.jpg
Service type Express
Locale Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal
First service 16 May 1975; 42 years ago (1975-05-16)
Current operator(s) South Eastern Railway
Start Hyderabad Deccan
End Howrah Junction
Distance travelled 1,592 km (989 mi)
Average journey time 29 hrs 55 min for both
upwards and downwards journey
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 18645 / 18646
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper class, Unreserved
Sleeping arrangements Yes
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
Route map
East Coast Express (India) Route map.jpg

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[edit]

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.


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