Indore Duronto Express

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Indore Duronto Express
12227 Indore Duronto Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service type Duronto Express
First service 28 January 2011
Current operator(s) Western Railway
Route
Start Mumbai Central
Stops 2
End Indore
Distance travelled 829 km (515 mi)
Average journey time 12h 37m
Service frequency 2 days a week. 12227 – Thursday & Saturday, 12228 – Friday & Sunday
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes, Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities LHB Rake. Rake sharing with 12239/40 Jaipur Duronto Express
Technical
Rolling stock 2
Track gauge Broad - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 65.66 km/h (Average)

The Indore Duronto Express is a superfast express train of the Indian Railways connecting Mumbai Central (BCT) to Indore (INDB). It is currently being operated with 12227 / 12228 train numbers.

Coach Composition[edit]

The rake has 8 AC 3 tier Coaches, 2 AC 2 tier Coaches, 1 AC First Class, 1 Pantry Car and 2 EOG Cars making a total of 14 coaches. As is customary with Indian Railways, coaches are added/removed as per the demand.

Service[edit]

It is the fastest train on the MumbaiIndore sector. It averages 65.88 km/hr as 12227 Duronto Express covering 829 km in 12 hrs 35 mins & 65.66 km/hr as 12228 Duronto Express covering 829 km in 12 hrs 40 mins. The other train that connects Mumbai & Indore is the 12961/62 Avantika Express.

Train Details[edit]

This train had its inaugural run on 28 January 2011. It was & still is a 2 days a week service. It is a fully AC train & uses LHB rakes.

Below is the Rake Sharing Schedule:- Rake A --- Thursday Departure from BCT for INDB Rake A --- Saturday Arrival @ BCT from INDB Rake A --- Resting @ BCT on Saturday Rake B -- Saturday Departure from BCT for INDB Rake A -- Sunday Departure from BCT for JP Rake B --- Monday Arrival @ BCT from INDB Rake B --- Resting @ BCT on Monday Rake A --- Monday Resting @ JP Rake A --- Arrival @ BCT on Wednesday from JP Rake B --- Wednesday Departure from BCT for JP Rake B --- Friday Arrival @ BCT from JP Rake B --- Resting @ BCT on Friday

Traction[edit]

Dual traction WCAM 2/2P locos would haul the train between Mumbai Central & Vadodara Junction after which a Vadodara based WAP 4 locomotive would take over until Ratlam Junction following which a Ratlam based WDM 2 or WDM 3A locomotive would take over.

Western Railway completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012 & with the electrification of the Indore - Ujjain sector, it is now regularly hauled by a Vadodara based WAP 4E or WAP 5 all the way from Mumbai Central to Indore

Technical Stoppages: Vadodara Junction, Ratlam Junction, Ujjain Junction

Schedule[edit]

station station name arrives departs distance day frequency
BCT Mumbai Central starts 0 1 Thursday, Saturday
INDB Indore ends 829 km (515 mi) 2
INDB Indore starts 0 1 Friday & Sunday
BCT Mumbai Central ends 829 km (515 mi) 2

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