Indore Duronto Express
|Service type||Duronto Express|
|First service||28 January 2011|
|Current operator(s)||Western Railway|
|Distance travelled||829 km (515 mi)|
|Average journey time||12h 37m|
|Service frequency||2 days a week. 12227 – Thursday & Saturday, 12228 – Friday & Sunday|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier|
|Catering facilities||Yes, Pantry Car attached|
|Observation facilities||LHB Rake. Rake sharing with 12239/40 Jaipur Duronto Express|
|Track gauge||Broad - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||65.66 km/h (Average)|
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.
It is the fastest train on the Mumbai – Indore 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.
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
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
|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|