Gatimaan Express

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Gatimaan Express
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Gatimaan Express train board
Overview
StatusActive
First service5 April 2016; 5 years ago (2016-04-05) (Inaugural run)
1 April 2018; 3 years ago (2018-04-01) (Extended to Jhansi Junction)
Current operator(s)Indian Railways IRCTC
Websitehttp://indianrail.gov.in
Route
StartH. Nizamuddin (NZM)
StopsAgra & Gwalior
EndJhansi (JHS)
Distance travelled403 km (250 mi)
Average journey time4h 25m
Service frequencyExcept Friday
Train number(s)12049[1] / 12050[2]
On-board services
Class(es)Executive Class Premium Class
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering
Observation facilitiesLarge windows in all carriages
Baggage facilitiesOverhead racks
Other facilitiesSmoke Alarms
Passenger Information System
Technical
Rolling stockLHB rake
Track gaugeIndian Gauge
1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationYes
Operating speedMax: 160 km/h (99 mph)
Avg: 91 km/h (57 mph)
Track owner(s)Indian Railways

Gatimaan Express is India's first semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Jhansi. [3] [4] [5][6]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 91 km/h (57 mph) from 1 April 2018.

History[edit]

In October 2014, the railways applied for safety certificate from Commission of Railway Safety to start the service.[7] In June 2015, the train was officially announced. The train was launched on 5 April 2016 and completed its maiden journey between Nizamuddin and Agra Cantt within 100 minutes.[8][9] But due to very less occupancy, Indian Railways first extended this train from Agra to Gwalior on 19 February 2018 and then to Jhansi on 1 April 2018.

Loco link[edit]

Gatimaan Express is regularly hauled by a WAP 5 electric locomotive from Ghaziabad Loco Shed. Four dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30014, 30020 & 30086 from Ghaziabad (GZB) Electric locomotive Shed are used to haul this train in both directions. These locomotives are equipped with TPWS (Train Protection and Warning System).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12049 Schedule / Time Table". railenquiry.in. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ "12050 Schedule / Time Table". railenquiry.in. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Gatiman Express". Trains Of India. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Train to be named Gatimaan Express". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express". Zee News. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Delhi To Agra In 100 Minutes: Gatimaan Express hits tracks next week". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express". India Today. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Gatimaan Express, India's Fastest Train, To Debut On Tuesday". NDTV. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Gatimaan Express reaches Agra within targeted 100 minutes". India Today. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.