Kaziranga Express

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Guwahati - Bangalore 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
Route
Start Guwahati Junction (GHY)
End Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station (BNC)
Distance travelled 2993 km
Average journey time 54 hours and 20 mins As 12509 & 53 hours 20 mins As 12510
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) (Broad Gauge)
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. It is named after the world famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Train numbered as 12509/12510, covers entire distance of 2992 km in 54 hours and 20 mins. 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. (viz- Gujarat Mail, Lucknow Mail, Jnaneswari Express etc.).

Relevance[edit]

The train is named after the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.

Timings and days[edit]

The 2510 Bangalore Express departs Guwahati every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 am and reaches its destination Bangalore every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:50 am. It runs through states of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, 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.

On the return journey, the 2509 Guwahati Express departs Bangalore Cantonment Railway Station every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:40 pm and reaches Guwahati every Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 5:50 am. On its way back it covers the same stations.

Coach composition[edit]

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. This train is considered one of the most important trains in NF railway and enjoys high preference en route. The demand of this train is high as well, usually most bookings happen within a day or two of Advance Reservation Period (ARP - 60 Days for this train).

Time Table[edit]

Time Table of Kaziranga Express
Station
Code
Station Name
1. BANGALORE CY JN(SBC)
2. BANGALORE CANT(BNC)
3. KRISHNARAJAPURM(KJM)
4. BANGARAPET(BWT)
5. JOLARPETTAI(JTJ)
6. KATPADI JN(KPD)
7. ARAKKONAM(AJJ)
8. CHENNAI CENTRAL(MAS)
9. ONGOLE(OGL)
10. VIJAYAWADA JN(BZA)
11. RAJAMUNDRY(RJY)
12. VISAKHAPATNAM(VSKP)
13. VIZIANAGRAM JN(VZM)
14. SRIKAKULAM ROAD(CHE)
15. PALASA(PSA)
16. BRAHMAPUR(BAM)
17. BALUGAN(BALU)
18. KHURDA ROAD JN(KUR)
19. BHUBANESWAR(BBS)
20. CUTTACK(CTC)
21. JAJPUR K ROAD(JJKR)
22. BHADRAKH(BHC)
23. BALASORE(BLS)
24. KHARAGPUR JN(KGP)
25. SANTRAGACHI JN(SRC)
26. HOWRAH JN(HWH)
27. BOLPUR S NIKTN(BHP)
28. RAMPUR HAT(RPH)
29. NEW FARAKKA JN(NFK)
30. MALDA TOWN(MLDT)
31. BARSOI JN(BOE)
32. KISHANGANJ(KNE)
33. NEW JALPAIGURI(NJP)
34. JALPAIGURI ROAD(JPE)
35. DHUPGURI(DQG)
36. NEW COOCH BEHAR(NCB)
37. NEW ALIPURDUAR(NOQ)
38. KOKRAJHAR(KOJ)
39. NEW BONGAIGAON(NBQ)
40. BARPETA ROAD(BPRD)
41. RANGIYA JN(RNY)
42. KAMAKHYA(KYQ)
43. GUWAHATI(GHY)

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