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Jabalpur–Mumbai CSMT Garib Rath Express

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Jabalpur–Mumbai Garib Rath Express
Service typeGarib Rath Express
LocaleMaharashtra & Madhya Pradesh
First service20 February 2009; 15 years ago (2009-02-20)
Current operator(s)West Central Railway
TerminiJabalpur Junction (JBP)
Mumbai CSMT (CSMT)
Distance travelled994 km (618 mi)
Average journey time16 hours 45 minutes
Service frequencyTri-weekly
Train number(s)12187 / 12188
On-board services
Class(es)AC 3 Tier
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering,
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Other facilitiesBelow the seats
Rolling stockLHB coach
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Operating speed59 km/h (37 mph) average with halts.
Route map
Garib Rath Express (Jabalpur–Mumbai) route map

The 12187 / 12188 Jabalpur–Mumbai CSMT Garib Rath Express is a tri-weekly AC-Train service offered by West Central Railway, Which is running between Jabalpur in eastern Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai CSMT in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Number and nomenclature


The numbers provided for JABALPUR GARIB RATH EXPRESS are 12187 (Jabalpur–Mumbai) and 12188 (Mumbai– Jabalpur)

These train numbers were earlier referred for Rewanchal Express which was used to go via Itarsi Junction in Madhya Pradesh. Later on the train via Itarsi was cancelled and the number was allotted for JABALPUR GARIB RATH EXPRESS.

The name itself signifies the meaning – The Poor Chariot. The service was introduced and extension was proposed by Lalu Prasad Yadav (former railway minister) in year 2008 without its inauguration. Later it was inaugurated in year 2009 and again its extension until Allahabad was announced in Rail Budget 2010 but it is not yet implemented due to violent protest against the extension at Jabalpur.[1]



The train is hauled by a Itarsi Loco Shed-based WAP-7 electric locomotive from Jabalpur to Mumbai CSMT and vice versa.



The train has 20 LHB coaches and most of them are of 18 AC 3 Tier & 2 EoG cum SLR.

Route & halts