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Kaziranga Express (SBC-Guwahati) at Khalor, West Bengal
|Locale||Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka|
|Current operator(s)||Northeast Frontier Railway zone|
|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|
|Class(es)||First AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Pantry Car, Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Available (Paid)|
|Baggage facilities||Below the seats|
|Rolling stock||Standard Indian Railway coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||56 km/h (35 mph),|
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 2,991 km (1,859 mi) in about 54 hours.
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.
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.
The train is hauled by a number of locomotives which are as follows:
- Guwahati-Howrah: Twin WDM-3A of Howrah Diesel Loco Shed;
- Howrah-Vishakhapatnam: WAP-4 from either Howrah Electric Loco Shed or Santragachi Electric Loco Shed.
- Vishakhapatnam-Chennai Central: WAM-4 from Vijaywada/Arrakonam or WAP-4 from Erode/Arrakonam/Royapuram Electric Loco Shed.
- Chennai Central-Bangalore: WAP-4 from Erode/Royapuram/Arrakonam Electric Loco Shed.
The information is the same for the return journey as well.
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