Hazrat Nizamuddin Pune Duronto Express

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Hazrat Nizamuddin Ac Duronto Express
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Overview
Service typeDuronto Express
First service28 September 2009; 10 years ago (2009-09-28)
Current operator(s)Northern Railway zone
Route
StartHazrat Nizamuddin
Stops2
EndPune Junction
Distance travelled1,512 km (940 mi)
Average journey time20 hours
Service frequencyBi-weekly
On-board services
Class(es)1 AC, 2 AC & 3 AC
Seating arrangementsNo
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Observation facilitiesYes
Entertainment facilitiesNo
Baggage facilitiesOverhead racks
Technical
Rolling stock1
Track gaugeBroad – 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed75 km/h (47 mph)

The Hazrat Nizamuddin Pune Duronto Express is a superfast express train of Indian Railways Duronto Class connecting Hazrat Nizamuddin (NZM) to Pune (PUNE). It is currently being operated with train numbers 12263 / 12264.[1][2]

Coach composition[edit]

The rake has 10 AC 3 tier Coaches, 3 AC 2 tier Coaches, 1 AC First Class, 1 Pantry Car and 2 EOG Cars making a total of 17 coaches.[3]

Background[edit]

This train had its inaugural run on 28 September 2009. It currently runs with new LHB Rajdhani rakes, which were allotted to it recently. It is one of 3 Duronto Express trains running out of Pune Junction, the other trains being the 12221/22 Pune Howrah Duronto Express & 12297/98 Pune Ahmedabad Duronto Express. It travels at a peak speed of 130 km/h with an average speed of 76 km/h as 12263 and 75 km/h as 12264.

Service[edit]

It is the fastest train on the DelhiPune sector.[4] It averages 76.96 km/hr as 12263 Duronto Express covering 1520 km in 19 hrs 45 mins & in 20 hrs 45 mins averaging 73.25 km/hr as 12264 Duronto Express.

Some of the other trains that cover the Delhi – Pune sectors are 12629/30 Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express, 11077/78 Jhelum Express, 12779/80 Goa Express, 12781/82 Swarna Jayanti Express.

Route[edit]

The train halts at Kota Junction, Ratlam Junction, Vadodara Junction, Vasai Road railway station, Vasai Road, kalyan railway station Khandala and Lonavala [[shivaji Nagar Railway Stataion in both directions.

Karjat is a technical halt only as 12264 Duronto Express to facilitate banker loco attachment in order to push the train up the ghats.

Traction[edit]

At its introduction, it was hauled by a WCAM 2/2P or WCAM 3 locomotives of the Kalyan shed from Pune to Vadodara after which a Tughlakabad or Vadodara based WAP 7 or Ghaziabad based WAP 5 used to haul the train for the remainder of its journey. This was due to DC traction on the Central Line in Mumbai region.

With a complete changeover from DC to AC in 2014, it is currently hauled end to end by a Tughlakabad-based WAP 7 or Ghaziabad based WAP 5 locomotive.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falling boulder in ghat derails Pune-bound train". Times of India. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ "20 hrs to Delhi by train". Times of India. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Delhi Pune Delhi Duronto Express train". Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Non-stop to Delhi, superfast to Solapur". Times of India. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2013.

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