Gatimaan Express

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Gatimaan Express
गतिमान एक्सप्रेस
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A WAP5 hauled Gatimaan Express
Overview
Service type Gatimaan Express
First service 5 April 2016; 2 years ago (2016-04-05) (Inaugural run)
1 April 2018; 3 months ago (2018-04-01) (Extended to Jhansi Junction)
Current operator(s) Northern Railway
Route
Start H Nizamuddin
Stops 2
End Jhansi Junction
Distance travelled 403 km (250 mi)
Average journey time 4h 25m
Service frequency Daily (Except Friday) (- because Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays)
Train number(s) 12049[1] / 12050[2]
On-board services
Class(es) Executive Chair Car , AC Chair Car
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities LHB large windows
Entertainment facilities Yes
Baggage facilities Yes
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification Yes
Operating speed 160 km/h (99 mph)
Maximum Speed
112 km/h (70 mph)
Average Speed

Gatimaan Express is India's first semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Jhansi. It operates at a maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and is currently the fastest train in India.[3][4][5] The train takes 265 minutes to cover the 403 km (250 mi) journey from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Jhansi Junction railway stations with an average speed of 112 km/h (70 mph), from 1st April 2018.

History[edit]

In October 2014, the railways applied for safety certificate from Commission of Railway Safety to start the service.[6] In June 2015, the train was announced officially announced. The train was launched on 5 April 2016 and completed its maiden journey between Nizamuddin and Agra Cantt within 100 minutes.[7][8]

Services[edit]

The train has two Executive AC Chair Car and eight AC Chair Car coaches. The train is equipped with bio-toilets, fire alarms, GPS-based passenger information system and automatic sliding doors. The train has train hostesses for service, similar to airlines and the passengers get access to free Wi-Fi and multimedia content. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available in North Indian and South Indian variations.

Schedule[edit]

On an average, Gatimaan Express (Train No - 12050) arrives 2 minutes earlier at Jhansi Railway Station than its scheduled time.

The train leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin at 8:10 am IST and reaches Jhansi at 12:35 pm IST. Departure from Jhansi is at 3:05 pm IST reaching Nizammudin at 7:30 pm IST.

Coaches[edit]

Gatimaan Exp. has a total of 10 coaches. Two of them are executive AC chair car and rest eight are AC chair car.[9]

Loco link[edit]

Gatimaan Express is regularly hauled by WAP 5 electric locomotive from Ghaziabad Loco shed. The locomotive is equipped with TPWS (Train Protection and Warning System).

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