Mahalaxmi Express

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Mahalaxmi Express
17411 Mahalaxmi Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service type Express
Current operator(s) South Central Railways
Route
Start Mumbai CST
Stops 18 as 17411 Mahalaxmi Express, 19 as 17412 Mahalaxmi Express
End Kolhapur
Distance travelled 518 km (322 mi)
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No Pantry Car but available
Observation facilities Rake Sharing with 17415/16 Haripriya Express
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
47.38 km/h (29 mph), including halts
Route map
Koyna Express and Sahyadri Express Route map.jpg

The 17411/17412 Mahalaxmi Express is an express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Mumbai and Kolhapur in India. It is a daily service. It operates as train number 17411 from Mumbai CST to Kolhapur and as train number 17412 in the reverse direction.

Coaches[edit]

The 17411/7412 Mahalaxmi Express presently has 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 1 AC 2 tier, 2 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class & 4 General Unreserved coaches. As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

17411 Mahalaxmi Express - AC 3 tier coach

Service[edit]

This train used to run between Mangaluru centraland [Miraj]] via Hassan Junction, Arsikere Junction, Kadur Junction, Hubballi Junction, Londa Junction during Nineties. Then due to gauge conversion this train was discontinued. Later introduced as CSTM-Kolhapur Mahalaxmi express. Its last run was in the year 1994.

Now 17411 Mahalaxmi Express covers the distance of 518 kilometres in 10 hours 57 mins (47.31 km/hr) & 10 hours 55 mins as 17412 Mahalaxmi Express (47.45 km/hr).

As its average speed in both directions is below 55 km/hr as per Indian Railway rules, it does not have a Superfast surcharge.

Traction[edit]

Dual traction WCAM 2/2P or WCAM 3 locos haul the train from Mumbai CST until Pune Junction after which a Pune based WDM 3A Or WDP 4 takes over until Kolhapur.

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