Kathgodam - Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Express

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Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express
Overview
Service typeSuperfast, Garib Rath Express
Current operator(s)Northern Railways
Route
StartJammu Tawi
Stops14
EndKathgodam
Distance travelled769 km (478 mi)
Service frequency12208 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express – Sunday, 12207 Kathgodam Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Express – Tuesday.
On-board services
Class(es)AC 3 tier
Seating arrangementsNo
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesNo Pantry car attached
Observation facilitiesICF coaches
Baggage facilitiesStorage space under berth
Technical
Rolling stockStandard Indian Railway Garib Rath Coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed130 km/h (81 mph) maximum
,50.10 km/h (31 mph), including halts

The 12208 / 07 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express is a Superfast express train of the Garib Rath series belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Jammu Tawi and Kathgodam in India. It operates as train number 12208 from Jammu Tawi to Kathgodam and as train number 12207 in the reverse direction serving the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Jammu and Kashmir.

Coaches[edit]

The 12208 / 07 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express has 13 AC 3 tier & 2 EOG Coaches.

It does not carry a Pantry car coach. As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service[edit]

The 12208 / 07 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express covers the distance of 769 km (478 mi) in 15 hours 10 mins averaging 50.10 km/h (31 mph) in both directions.

Despite the average speed of the train being below 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routing[edit]

The 12208 / 07 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express runs from Jammu Tawi via Ludhiana Junction, Ambala Cantt Junction, Saharanpur Junction, Moradabad, Rudrapur City to Kathgodam.


It is the only train of Indian Railways that runs between Jammu Tawi and Kathgodam.[1]

Traction[edit]

As large sections of the route are yet to be fully electrified, a Ludhiana based WDM 3A locomotive powers the train for its entire journey.

Rake Sharing[edit]

The 12208 / 07 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express shares its rake with 12209 / 10 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express as follows:

12208 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express leaves Jammu Tawi on Sunday arriving Kathgodam on Monday then

12210 Kathgodam Kanpur Central Garib Rath Express leaves Kathgodam on Monday arriving Kanpur Central on Tuesday then

12209 Kanpur Central Kathgodam Garib Rath Express leaves Kanpur Central on Tuesday arriving Kathgodam the same day then

12207 Kathgodam Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Express leaves Kathgodam on Tuesday arriving back at Jammu Tawi on Wednesday.

Operation[edit]

12208 Jammu Tawi Kathgodam Garib Rath Express leaves Jammu Tawi every Sunday and reaches Kathgodam the next day.

12207 Kathgodam Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Express leaves Kathgodam every Tuesday and reaches Jammu Tawi the next day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Railways : Trains Between Kathgodam and Jammu Tawi, All Trains Running Between KGM and JAT and their Schedule". indianrailways.info. Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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