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is a daily train between Navjeevan Express Chennai Central and Ahmedabad.
39 as ADI-MAS, 40 as MAS-ADI
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Pantry Car attached
Rolling stock Standard
Indian Railway coaches
1,676 mm ( 5 ft 6 in)
Overview [ edit ]
It was introduced in 1978 to run between
Madras Beach and Ahmedabad Junction on a weekly basis. Originally numbered as 145/146, it departed Madras Beach at 06:00 on Tuesdays and arrived Ahmedabad Junction the next day at 17:30. On its return lap, it departed Ahmedabad Junction on Thursdays at 06:50, and reached Madras Beach the next evening at 19:50.
The train plied via
Renigunta - Wadi Junction - Daund - Manmad Junction - Jalgaon with a 24 coach haul, and a single  WDM-2 Diesel loco.
A single coach AC 2 Sleeper accommodation was introduced in 1984.
This train is now renumbered as
12655/12656 and runs daily from Chennai Central via Vijayawada - Warangal - Wardha - Jalgaon - Surat - Vadodara. It departs Chennai Central at 09.35.
The train has a 24 coach haulage, and covers a total distance of 1900 km (approx.) in about 34 hours. This train shares its rakes with Coimbatore-Chennai
. This is maintained at Coimbatore Yard. Cheran Express
This new route is also longer. The shortest route is via
Wadi Junction - Kalyan Junction - Vasai Road - Surat.
Coach Position [ edit ]
Traction [ edit ]
It is hauled by
WAP 4/WAP 7 of Vadodara/Erode/Royapuram Shed.
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