Gatimaan Express

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Gatimaan Express
Gatimaan express.jpg
A WAP5 hauled Gatimaan Express
Overview
StatusOperating
First service5 April 2016; 3 years ago (2016-04-05) (Inaugural run)
1 April 2018; 19 months ago (2018-04-01) (Extended to Jhansi Junction)
Current operator(s)Indian Railways
Websitehttp://indianrail.gov.in
Route
StartH Nizamuddin
StopsAgra & Gwalior
EndJhansi
Distance travelled403 km (250 mi)
Average journey time4h 25m
Service frequencyExcept Friday
Train number(s)12049[1] / 12050[2]
On-board services
Class(es)AC Chair Car
Executive Chair Car
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: 95.5 km/h (59 mph)
Track owner(s)Indian Railways

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 after Train 18.[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 95.5 km/h (59.3 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.[6] 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.[7][8]

Train Info[edit]

In this train locomotive WAP 5 engine is used. Four dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30020, 30086 & WAP 5H from Ghaziabad (GZB) Electric locomotive shed are used to haul this train in both the directions. All coaches are LHB coaches. There are 12 coaches including 2 Luggage cum generator vans known as End-On-Generator vans (EOG). 8 coaches are AC Chair Car while the remaining 2 coaches are AC Executive Chair Car. The train also uses almost the same livery as used by Shatabdi Express with an additional yellow band.

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
BSicon LDER.svg EOG C1 C2 C3 C4 E1 E2 C5 C6 C7 C8 EOG

Route[edit]

Gatimaan Express
# Station Code Average Speed Zone Location
1 H Nizamuddin NZM 150 km/h NR Delhi
2 Agra Cantt AGC 100 km/h NCR Agra, Uttar Pradesh
3 Gwalior Junction GWL 80 km/h Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
4 Jhansi JHS 80 km/h Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

As the whole route is electrified the, three dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30020 & 30086 from Ghaziabad (GZB) electric locomotive shed are used to haul this train in both the directions.

Services[edit]

The train has three 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 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 halts at Agra Cantt. around 09:50 am and at 09:55 am departs from Agra to reach Gwalior around 11:15 am. It halts at Gwalior for 2 minutes and then continues its journey to reaches Jhansi at 12:35 pm IST.

On returning, 12049 Gatimaan Express Departs from Jhansi at 3:05 pm IST and within 1 hr reaches Gwalior i.e., 4:05 pm, After the scheduled halt of 2 minutes it reaches Agra Cantt. by 5:45 pm and at 5:50 pm it continues its schedule and reaches Hazrat Nizammudin at 7:30 pm IST.

Average delay of 12050 - Gatimaan Express for the year 2017 is 27 minutes [9]

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.[10]

Loco link[edit]

Gatimaan Express is regularly hauled by WAP 5 electric locomotive from Ghaziabad Loco shed. Four dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30020, WAP 5H & 30086 from Ghaziabad (GZB) Electric locomotive shed are used to haul this train in both the directions. The 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. ^ "Train to be named Gatimaan Express". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express". Zee News. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Delhi To Agra In 100 Minutes: Gatimaan Express hits tracks next week". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express". India Today. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Gatimaan Express, India's Fastest Train, To Debut On Tuesday". NDTV. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Gatimaan Express reaches Agra within targeted 100 minutes". India Today. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  9. ^ "12050 Gatimaan Express Last Year's Train Running History / Archive". runningstatus.in. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Gatimaan Express - A High Speed Luxury Train Journey". www.indianluxurytrains.com. Retrieved 4 October 2017.