Mumbai Central–Ahmedabad Double Decker Express

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Mumbai Central–Ahmedabad Double Decker Superfast Express
12932 Double Decker Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service typeSuperfast
First serviceSeptember 19, 2012; 6 years ago (2012-09-19)
Current operator(s)Western Railway zone
Route
StartMumbai Central
EndAhmedabad Junction
Distance travelled491 km (305 mi)
Average journey time7 hours
Service frequencyonce daily, except Sundays
Train number(s)12931 / 12932
On-board services
Class(es)AC Chair Car
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesNo
Observation facilitiesLarge Windows
Technical
Rolling stockLHB double decker rakes
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed130 km/h (81 mph) maximum
68.51 km/h (43 mph), excluding halts
Route map
Shatabdi Express and Double Decker Express (Mumbai - Ahmadabad) Route map.png

12931 / 12932 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Double Decker Express is a superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Mumbai Central and Ahmedabad Junction in India. It runs 6 days in week except Sunday. It operates as train number 12931 from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad Junction and the train number 12932 in the reverse direction.

On 20 March 2017, the exteriors of the train departing Mumbai Central were covered with vinyl wrapping advertisements becoming the Indian Railway's first "branded" train. The advertisements were for soap brand Savlon, as part of its Savlon Swasth India Mission, a social awareness initiative for promoting hand hygiene.[1]

Coaches[edit]

12931 / 12932 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Double Decker Express as of 2015 had 12 AC Chair Car & 2 EOG cars. As with most train services in India, coach composition may be amended depending on demand.

Service and Halts[edit]

12931 / 12932 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Double Decker Express was first introduced on 19 September 2012. As of 2015 it ran 6 days except Sunday.

It covers the distance of 491 kilometres in 7 hours 20 mins as 12931 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Double Decker Express (66.95 km/hr) & 7 hours as 12932 Ahmedabad - Mumbai Central Double Decker Express (70.14 km/hr).

Traction[edit]

Since Western Railways switched over to AC electrical power in February 2012, it has been hauled by a WAP 5 engine from the Vadodara shed.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First branded train to chug ahead on Monday - Mumbai Mirror -". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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