Hazrat Nizamuddin Pune Duronto Express
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|Service type||Duronto Express|
|First service||28 September 2009|
|Current operator(s)||Northern Railway zone|
|Distance travelled||1,512 km (940 mi)|
|Average journey time||20 hours|
|Class(es)||1 AC, 2 AC & 3 AC|
|Baggage facilities||Overhead racks|
|Track gauge||Broad – 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||75 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.
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.
It is the fastest train on the Delhi – Pune sector. 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.
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.
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.
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