Mumbai Central–Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express
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|Service type||Shatabdi Express|
|First service||May 1, 1994|
|Current operator(s)||Western Railways|
|Distance travelled||491 km (305 mi)|
|Average journey time||6 hours 20 minutes as 12009 & 6 hours 40 minutes as 12010|
|Service frequency||Except Sunday|
|Train number(s)||12009 / 12010|
|Class(es)||Anubhuti, Executive Chair Car, AC Chair Car|
|Observation facilities||Large Windows.|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
130 km/h (81 mph) Maximum |
77 km/h (48 mph), Including Halts
The Mumbai Central–Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express is a super fast express train of Shatabdi class belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Mumbai Central and Ahmedabad Junction in India. It is a 6 days a week service. Earlier it would operate excluding Fridays, later it was changed to exclude Sundays.
It is fastest train on the Mumbai – Ahmedabad Sector following train is the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Duronto Express which is 2nd fastest train in BCT-ADI sector.It used to run six days a week excluding Fridays after the exclusion day became Sunday.
It covers the distance of 493 kilometres in 6 hours 20 mins as 12009 Shatabdi Express (87 km/hr) & 6 hours 40 mins as 12010 Shatabdi Express (81 km/hr).
The Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express generally has 1AC or Anubhuti (EA), 2 AC Executive Chair Class coach (EC), 15 AC Chair Car coaches (CC) (1 Extra) & 2 Luggage cum Generator coaches. The train runs with the Linke-Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches. The number of coaches is added / removed as per the demand on the train. Catering is arranged on board the train.
Earlier Valsad(BL) based WCAM 2/2P locos were used to haul the train between Mumbai Central & Ahmedabad Junction until at least March 2012 although Western Railways completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012. After that it used to be hauled by a Vadodara(BRC) based WAP 5/7 locomotive until July 2017. It is now regularly hauled by a Vadodara(BRC) based WAP 7 locomotive. It also uses the Head-On-Generation Technology also known as HOG with the HOG Equipped WAP-7.
12010 Shatabdi Express at Mumbai Central