Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Ernakulam Duronto Express

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Ernakulam–Mumbai Duronto Express
Ernakulam Duronto Express.jpg
Overview
Service type Duronto Express
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Route
Start Ernakulam Junction
End Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai
Distance travelled 1,599 km (994 mi)
Average journey time 20h 55m
Service frequency bi-weekly
Train number(s) 12223 U, 12224 D
On-board services
Class(es) First AC,Second AC ,Third AC
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Rolling stock 1
Track gauge Broad – 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 140+kph(Maximum)70 to 90kph(Average)
Sign board of Ernkulam–Lokmanya Tilak Duronto

The Ernakulam–Lokmanya Tilak Duronto is a bi-weekly nonstop superfast train between Kochi and Mumbai,[1] running through the scenic Konkan route. It is considered to be the fastest option for train connectivity between Kochi and Mumbai.

Train type[edit]

This train is a typical Duronto Express. It has no commercial stops in between the starting station and the ending station. Only technical halts are applied for this train for staff change, cleaning, water filling etc. It has technical halts at Shoranur Junction (SRR), Mangalore Junction (MAJN), Madgaon Junction (MAO) Ratnagiri (RN). Ticket booking is not allowed to or from these technical halt stations.

On 3rd May 2015 , 10 Coaches of Duronto express derailed near Balli at 6.24 am shortly after departing from Madgaon Junction (MAO) . No casualties were reported

History[edit]

The service of this train started on January 14, 2011 from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Ernakulam.

Frequency[edit]

This train runs twice in a week. Train no: 12223 departs Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Tuesdays and Saturdays and reaches Ernakulam Junction on Wednesdays and Sundays. Train no: 12224 departs Ernakulam Junction on Sundays and Wednesdays and reaches Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Mondays and Thursdays.

Loco link[edit]

The train runs completely on diesel traction and uses WDM 3D diesel locomotive of Kalyan shed of Central Railway.

Coach composition[edit]

The rake has 8 AC three-tier coaches, 2 AC two-tier coaches, 1 AC first class, 1 pantry car and 2 EOG cars making a total of 14 coaches.

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