Indore–Patna Express

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Indore–Patna Express
Overview
Service type Mail/Express
Locale Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
First service 1995
Current operator(s) Western Railway
Route
Start Indore Junction
Stops 12
End Patna Junction
Distance travelled 1,772 km (1,101 mi)
Average journey time 26.5 hours
Service frequency Weekly
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1 Tier, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Technical
Operating speed 66 km/h (41 mph) average with halts
Timetable number(s) 19313 / 19321
Route map
(Indore - Patna) Express Route map.jpg

The Indore–Patna Express is a Mail/Express Train of the Indian Railways, which runs between Indore Junction railway station of Indore, the largest city and commercial hub of Central Indian state Madhya Pradesh and Patna Junction, railway station of Patna, the capital city of Bihar. As of April 2017 there are two regular trains linking Indore with Patna; they are numbered 19313 and 19321.[1] At November 2016 the train ran twice a week with one of these two services routed via Lalitpur and Sultanpur, both in Uttar Pradesh.[2]

Arrival and departure[edit]

Train no.19313 departs from Indore every at Wednesday at 14:00 hrs. from platform no.5 reaching Patna Junction the next day at 16:00 hrs. Train no.19314 departs from Patna, every Thursday at 17:20 hrs., reaching Indore the next day at 12:30 hrs.

Route and halts[edit]

The train goes via Bhopal and Sultanpur. The important halts of the train are:

Coach composite[edit]

The train consist of 22 coaches :

  • 2 AC II Tier
  • 2 AC III Tier
  • 12 Sleeper Coaches
  • 4 Unreserved
  • 1 Ladies/Handicapped
  • 1 Luggage/Brake van

Average speed and frequency[edit]

The train runs with an average speed of 63 km/h. The train runs on Weekly basis.

Loco link[edit]

The train is hauled by Vadodara based WAP-4 electric locomotive. It sometimes gets WAP-5 locomotive as well.

Rake maintenance and sharing[edit]

The train is maintained by the Indore Coaching Depot. The same rake is used for Indore – Rajendra Nagar Express, Indore - Pune Express, Indore - Nagpur Express and Shipra Express for one way which is altered by the second rake on the other way.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 20 November 2016, fourteen coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 150 passengers.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer rush sees trains running jam packed". The Times of India. 21 April 2017. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Lashkari, Milind R. (24 November 2016). "Indore –Patna Express resumes service 3 days after accident". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Mahakaushal Express derails in UP". Telangana Today. 30 March 2017. Archived from the original on 15 April 2017. In November 2016, at least 150 people died and over 300 were injured after 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Kanpur on November 20.