Kaziranga Express

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Kaziranga Express
Kaziranga Express (SBC-Guwahati) at Khalor, West Bengal.jpg
Kaziranga Express (SBC-Guwahati) at Khalor, West Bengal
Overview
Service type Superfast
Status Operating
Locale Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Current operator(s) Northeast Frontier Railway zone
Route
Start Guwahati (GHY)
End Bangalore Cantonment (BNC)
Distance travelled 2,991 km (1,859 mi)
Average journey time 54 hours
Service frequency Tri weekly
Train number(s) 12509 / 12510
On-board services
Class(es) First AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Pantry Car, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available (Paid)
Baggage facilities Below the seats
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 56 km/h (35 mph),
Route map
Kaziranga Express (Guwahati - Bangalore) Route map.jpg

Guwahati-Bangalore Express, also known as Kaziranga Express is a tri-weekly super fast express train run by the Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways between Guwahati, Assam and Bangalore, Karnataka.

History[edit]

It is named after the world-famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Train numbered as 12509/12510, covers entire distance of 2,991 km (1,859 mi) in about 54 hours.

Route[edit]

It runs through states of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka & covers important stations like New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, New Cooch Behar, Malda Town, Howrah, Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Vijaywada, Chennai, Bangalore.

Coach composition[edit]

The train runs with a massive load of 24 coaches with the count of ac coach being 9 (1A,2A,3A). It is one of those few trains amongst non rajdhani/ac express, with a high no of AC coaches. The train consists of both AC and Non AC accommodation. The total coach count for this train is 23. Sometimes one or two high capacity parcel vans are attached to it. Usually departs from platform 7 at Guwahati and platform 2 at Bangalore Cantonment railway station.

Locomotives[edit]

The train is hauled by a number of locomotives which are as follows:

The information is the same for the return journey as well.

Reversals[edit]

This train reverses once at Howrah Junction, then at Visakhapatnam Junction and finally at Chennai Central.

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