Mumbai Central–Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express

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Mumbai Central–Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express
Nameboard of 12010 Shatabdi Express.jpg
Overview
Service type Shatabdi Express
First service May 1, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-05-01)
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Route
Start Mumbai Central
Stops 7
End Ahmedabad Junction
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
On-board services
Class(es) Anubhuti, Executive Chair Car, AC Chair Car
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large Windows.
Baggage facilities Yes
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 130 km/h (81 mph) Maximum
77 km/h (48 mph), Including Halts
Route map
Shatabdi Express and Double Decker Express (Mumbai - Ahmadabad) Route map.png

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 operates as train number 12009 from Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad Junction and as train number 12010 in the reverse direction.

Service[edit]

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).

Coaches[edit]

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.

Loco link[edit]

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.

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