Muri Express

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Tatanagar–Jammu Tawi Muri Express
Overview
Service typeExpress
LocaleJharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab & Jammu and Kashmir
Current operator(s)South Eastern Railways
Route
TerminiTatanagar (TATA)
Jammu Tawi (JAT)
Stops54 as 18101,
55 as 18102
Distance travelled2,069 km (1,286 mi)
Average journey time45 hours 5 mins as 18101,
43 hours 30 mins as 18102
Service frequencyTri-Weekly
Train number(s)18101 / 18102
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved/General
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Rolling stockICF coach
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed110 km/h (68 mph) maximum,
46 km/h (29 mph) average including halts.

The Tatanagar - Jammu Tawi Express / Muri Express is an Express train belonging to Indian RailwaysSouth Eastern Railway zone that runs between Tatanagar Junction & Jammu Tawi in India.

It operates as train number 18101 from Tatanagar Junction to Jammu Tawi and as train number 18102 in the reverse direction, serving the states of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

Coaches[edit]

The 18101 / 02 Tatanagar–Jammu Tawi has 2 AC 2 Tier, 7 AC 3 tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 2 Unreserved/General & 2 Seating cum Luggage Rake Coaches. It also carry a pantry car.[1][2]

Service[edit]

The 18101 Tatanagar–Jammu Tawi Express covers the distance of 2,069 km (1,286 mi) in 45 hours 5 mins (46 km/hr) & in 43 hours 30 mins as 18102 Jammu Tawi–Tatanagar Express (48 km/hr).[1][2]

As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railways rules, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing[edit]

The 18101 / 18102 Tatanagar–Jammu Tawi Express runs from Tatanagar Junction via Muri, Barkakana, Daltonganj, Chopan, Sonbhadra Chunar, Allahabad Junction, Kanpur Central, Tundla Junction, Khurja Junction, Ghaziabad, Delhi Junction, Panipat Junction, Ambala Cantonment Junction, Ludhiana Junction, Amritsar Junction, Pathankot Junction to Jammu Tawi.[1][2]

It reverses its direction of travel twice during its run at Amritsar Junction and Pathankot Junction.

Traction[edit]

As the entire route is now fully electrified, a Tatanagar-based WAP-7 locomotive which hauls the train from Tatanagar up to Amritsar and handing over to a Ghaziabad-based WAP-7 locomotive which powers the train until Jammu Tawi & vice versa.

Operation[edit]

  • 18101 Tatanagar–Jammu Tawi Express runs from Tatanagar Junction on Sunday, Wednesday & Friday reaching Jammu Tawi on the 3rd day.[2]
  • 18102 Jammu Tawi–Tatanagar Junction Express runs from Jammu Tawi on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday reaching Tatanagar Junction on the 3rd day.[1]

2015 derailment[edit]

On 25 May 2015, 8 coaches of Rourkela–Jammu Tawi Muri Express derailed near Athsari, on Mughalsarai–Kanpur section around 1:40 pm in afternoon. 4 people died and 9 were injured in the accident. Both, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu & Chief Minister of U.P. Akhilesh Yadav announced compensation to the victims of accident.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kumar, Shiv. "18102/Jammu Tawi - Tatanagar Express - Jammu Tawi to Tatanagar SER/South Eastern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Swain, Shashank Shekhar. "18101/Tatanagar - Jammu Tawi Express (PT) - Tatanagar to Jammu Tawi SER/South Eastern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 15 June 2022.

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