Hussainsagar Express

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Hussainsagar Express
12702 Hussainsagar Express.jpg
Hussainsagar Express
Overview
Service type Inter-city rail
Status Operating
Locale Telangana, Maharashtra
Current operator(s) South Central Railway, Indian Railways
Route
Start Hyderabad Deccan
Stops 17
End Mumbai CST
Distance travelled 790 km (490 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours 45 minutes
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) Sleeper, Air-conditioned and Unreserved
Seating arrangements Indian Rail standard
Catering facilities Pantry Car
Observation facilities Large windows in all carriages
Baggage facilities Below the seats
Technical
Rolling stock Two
Track gauge Broad
Operating speed 58.7 km/h
Route map
Hussainsagar Express and (HYB-CSTM) Express Route map.jpg

Hussainsagar Express (also spelled as Hussain Sagar Express) is a very popular train operated by South Central Railway between Hyderabad and Mumbai. This Train then (7001/7002) was started around mid 1993 as a bi weekly train between Dadar and Hyderabad and was soon made a daily train in 1994 by shifting it to the time and slot of the 2101/2102 Minar Express which used to run between Bombay VT and Secunderabad. Currently, it operates as a daily superfast train with train No 12701/12702.

Etymology[edit]

The train is named after the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad, India built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, during the rule of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah.[1]

The train was introduced as a replacement to the former Minar Express which operated between Secunderabad and Mumbai.

Train Number[edit]

12701: Mumbai CST - Hyderabad Decan hussainsagar express

12702: Hyderabad Decan - Mumbai CST hussainsagar express

The train travels a distance of 429 miles ( 790 km) in 13 hours 45 minutes at an average speed of 58.7 km/h.

Composition[edit]

12701 Hussainsagar Express ENG-SLR-GEN-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-B2-B1-A1-HA1-GEN-SLR[2]

12702 Hussainsagar Express ENG-SLR-GEN-A1-B1-B2-B3-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-GEN-SLR[3]

The train has a rake sharing arrangement (RSA) with the Hyderabad Mumbai Express.

Locomotive[edit]

The Hussainsagar Express used to be hauled by WCM locomotive and later by WCAM3/WCG2 locomotive between CSTM and Pune. After the start of DC to AC conversion of Pune to Kalyan Stretch it was hauled by a single WDM3A diesel locomotive from SCR's Kazipet(KZJ)Diesel loco shed. From mid 2013 onwards the loco links have been changed and it is now being hauled by Central Railway's Kalyan Shed WDM3A/D or WDG 3 Locomotive for its entire journey between Hyderabad and Mumbai CST.

Gallery[edit]

Destinations[edit]

Time Table of Hussainsagar Express
S.No Station Name Station Code
1 Hyderabad Deccan HYB
2 Begumpet BMT
3 Vikarabad Jn. VKB
4 Tandur TDU
5 Seram SEM
6 Malkhaid Road MQR
7 Chittapur CT
8 Wadi WADI
9 Shahabad SDB
10 Gulbarga GR
11 Ganagapur Road GUR
12 Solapur Jn. SUR
13 Kurduvadi KWV
14 Pune Jn. PUNE
15 Kalyan Jn. KYN
16 Dadar DR
17 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus CSTM

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian Railways Fan Club Association (16 April 2007). "Train Nomenclature". Indian Railways Fan Club Association. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/667?
  3. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/667?

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