Netravati Express

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Netravati Express
नेत्रावती एक्सप्रैस
നേത്രാവതി എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്
ನೇತ್ರಾವತಿ ಎಸ್ಪ್ರೆಝ್
Overview
Service type Mail/Express
Locale Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala
First service 1 March 1998; 17 years ago (1998-03-01)
Last service -
Current operator(s) Southern Railway
Route
Start Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Stops 43
End Thiruvananthapuram Central
Distance travelled 1,786 km (1,110 mi)
Average journey time 32 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16345/46
On-board services
Class(es) 2 Tier AC, 3 Tier AC, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Rolling stock ICF Coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 47 km/h (29 mph) Average with Halts
Route map
Netravati Express (LTT-TVC) Route map.jpg

The Netravati Express is a daily express train running between Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai. The train runs through Konkan railway.

History[edit]

Initially the train was plied between Mumbai to Mangalore/Kochi as Link via the inland Pune, Gulbarga, Krishnarajapuram, Palakkad route parting at Shornur Junction. Trains on the old route used to take 48 hours to reach Mangalore from Mumbai. After the Konkan Railway line was operational in 1998,the route has been changed via the Konkan Railway and the Mangalore-Mumbai running time was reduced drastically to 16 hours. The link express was made a single train till Kochi[1] and further extended till Thiruvananthapuram (which is the capital city of Kerala) from 10 February 2001.[2]

About the name of the train[edit]

Mangalore city is situated at the banks of the Netravati River. Since this trains terminating point was Mangalore back then, the name of the train was set as Netravati Express.

Enroute[edit]

The train numbers of Netravati Express are 16345 and 16346.

Traction[edit]

A WDP-4D, belonging to Golden Rock, hauls the train from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Shoranur after which an Erode based WAP-4 hauls the train for the remainder of its journey.

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