Sainagar Shirdi – Visakhapatnam Express
Visakhapatnam - Sainagar Shirdi Express enters Pithapuram train station
|First service||September 5, 2007|
|Current operator(s)||East Coast Railway zone|
|Distance travelled||1,125 km (699 mi)|
|Class(es)||AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class & General Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||No Pantry Car attached|
|Rolling stock||Standard Indian Railway coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||50.5 km/h (31 mph)|
It operates as train number 18504 from Sainagar Shirdi to Visakhapatnam and as train number 18503 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh . The train covers the distance of 1,125 km (699 mi) in 22 hours 22 mins approximately at a speed of (50.5 km/h (31.4 mph)).
The 18504 / 03 Sainagar Shirdi - Visakhapatnam Express has one AC 2-tier, four AC 3-tier, eight sleeper class, six general unreserved & two SLR (seating with luggage rake) coaches . It carries a pantry car coach.
As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.
The 18504 / 03 Sainagar Shirdi Visakhapatnam Express runs from Sainagar Shirdi via Manmad Junction, Aurangabad, Parbhani Junction, Parli Vaijnath ,Latur Road junction, Vikarabad, Secunderabad Junction, Kazipet Junction, Vijayawada Junction to Visakhapatnam.
As This Route is going to be electrified, a Gooty Junction based diesel WDM-3D loco pulls the train to Secunderabad Junction, later a Visakhapatnam based WAG-7 electric locomotive pulls the train to its destination.
- , South Central Railway, 08 July 2015