Ernakulam–H.Nizamudin Duronto

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Ernakulam–Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express
എറണാകുളം-ഹസ്റത്ത് നിസാമുദ്ദിൻ തുരന്തോ എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്
एर्णाकुलम-हज़रत निज़ामुद्दीन दुरंतो एक्सप्रेस
Overview
Service type Duronto Express
First service Sun 7 Mar 2010
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Route
Start Ernakulam Junction
Stops 09
End Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 2,640 km (1,640 mi)
Average journey time 45h 10m
Service frequency Weekly
Train number(s) 12283 U, 12284 D
On-board services
Class(es) First AC, Second AC, Third AC, Second Sleeper
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Other facilities Pantry Car, Catering
Technical
Rolling stock 1
Track gauge Broad - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 145 km/h (Maximum) 58 km/h (Average)

Ernakulam–Duronto is a weekly non-stop superfast train which runs between Kochi, and the national capital New Delhi.[1] It runs through the scenic Konkan Railway. This is the first Duronto express to Kerala and the longest running Duronto express in Indian Railways. It is the longest non-stop train services by distance in the entire world.

Frequency[edit]

This train runs once in a week. Train no: 12283 departs Ernakulam Junction on Tuesdays at 23:30 and reaches Hazrat Nizamuddin on Thursdays at 19:30. In the return journey, train no: 12284 departs Hazrat Nizamuddin on Saturdays at 21:35 and reaches Ernakulam Junction on Mondays at 15:30. It covers a distance of 2943 kilometres in each direction and takes 41 hours 55 minutes towards Ernakulam and takes 44 hours towards H.Nizamudin.

Traction[edit]

It is hauled by WAP 5 of Vadodara or Ghaziabad Shed from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Vadodara Junction after which a WDM 3A of Ernakulam Shed would take the train from Vadodara Junction to Ernakulam Junction.

Coach composition[edit]

The rake has 7 non-AC sleeper coaches, 3 AC three-tier coaches, 1 AC two-tier coaches, 1 AC first-class, 1 pantry car and 2 SLR cars making a total of 15 coaches.Hybrid LHB rakes.

Rake/coach composition[edit]

LOCO H1 A1 B3 B2 B1 PC S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 SLR

Schedule[edit]

Station Code Station Name Arrives Departs Distance Day Frequency
NZM Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - 21:35 0 1 Saturday
KOTA Kota Junction 03.00 03.10 458.2 2 -
RTM Ratlam Junction 07.05 07.10 725 2 -
BRC Vadodara Junction 11.00 11.25 985.5 2 -
BSR Vasai Road 16.20 16.25 1331.2 2 -
PNVL Panvel Junction 17.55 18.00 1394.3 2 -
RN Ratnagiri 23.00 23.05 1673.5 2 -
MAO Madgao Junction 02.15 02.25 1909.5 3 -
MAJN Mangaluru Junction (Manglore) 08.00 08.10 2222.8 3 -
CLT Kozikode Main (Calicut) 11.30 11.35 2444.9 3 -
ERS Ernakulam Junction 18:30 - 2,640 km (1640.42 miles) 3 -
ERS Ernakulam Junction - 23:30 0 1 Tuesday
CLT Kozikode Main (Calicut) 02.45 02.50 193.3 2 -
MAJN Mangaluru Junction (Manglore) 06.25 06.35 415.4 2 -
MAO Madgao Junction 12.00 12.10 728.7 2 -
RN Ratnagiri 17.05 17.10 964.7 2 -
PNVL Panvel Junction 22.15 22.20 1243.9 2 -
BSR Vasai Road 00.01 00.11 1307.1 3 -
BRC Vadodara Junction 05.09 05.27 1652.7 3 -
RTM Ratlam Junction 09.10 09.15 1913.2 3 -
KOTA Kota Junction 13.00 13.05 2180 3 -
NZM Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin 20:40 - 2,640 km (1640.42 miles) 3 -

It has technical halts at Kozhikode (CLT), Mangalore Junction (MAJN), Madgaon Junction (MAO), Ratnagiri (RN), Panvel Junction (PNVL), Vasai Road (BSR), Vadodara Junction (BRC), Ratlam Junction (RTM) and Kota Junction (KOTA). You cannot book tickets to or from these technical halt stations.

Fares[edit]

The IRCTC handles the online ticket booking for this train. The table below shows the fares of different classes per one traveler. The fares for extra luggage change from time to time.

Class Fare
(in rupees)
AC - First Class 7,495
AC - Second Class 4,500
AC - Third Class 3,215
Sleeper 1,390

References[edit]

  1. ^ Train Schedule Archived 23 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine.

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