Paschim Express

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Paschim Express
12925 Paschim Express.jpg
Overview
Service type Superfast Express
First service 24 December 1956
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Route
Start Bandra Terminus
Stops 42
End Amritsar
Distance travelled 1,821 km (1,132 mi)
Average journey time 31 hours 10 minutes
Service frequency daily
Train number(s) 12925 / 12926
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Available, Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities No rake sharing but maintains 4 separate rakes for service
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
58.43 km/h (36 mph), including halts
Route map
Paschim Express (Amritsar - Mumbai) Route map.jpg

The 12925/12926 Paschim Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Bandra Terminus and Amritsar in Punjab. It has slip coaches of 22925/26 which go towards Kalka.

It is a daily service. It operates as train number 12925 from Bandra Terminus to Amritsar and as train number 12926 in the reverse direction.

Coaches[edit]

The 12925/26 Paschim Express has 1 AC 1st Class, 3 AC 2 tier, 5 AC 3 tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 3 General unreserved coaches & 4 General cum baggage coaches. For the purpose of this article, the slip coaches of 22925/26 Paschim Express towards Kalka are included.

As with most train services in India, Coach composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand. Rake/Coach Composition LOCO-RMS-GEN-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-PC-B4-B3-B2-B1-A2-A1-H1-GEN-GEN-SLR-S7-S8-B5-A3-SLR.

Service[edit]

The Paschim Express runs between Mumbai & Amritsar, Kalka. The train bifurcates at Ambala Cant Junction. It is a daily service covering the distance of 1821 km in 31 hours 45 mins as 12925 Paschim Express averaging 57.35 km/hr & 30 hours 35 mins as 12926 Paschim Express averaging 59.54 km/hr. The average speed of the total run (Bandra TerminusAmritsar & back) is 58.43 km/hr.

Traction[edit]

Earlier Dual traction WCAM 1 or WCAM 2/2P locos would haul the train between Bandra Terminus & Vadodara after which a Ghaziabad based WAP 1 would take over for the remainder on the journey.

Since Western Railways completed DC Electric Conversion to AC on 5 February 2012, it is now regularly hauled by a Ghaziabad based WAP 7 or WAP 5 locomotive for its entire journey.

Train history[edit]

  • The Paschim Express is also informally known as Paschim Super Deluxe Express.
  • It was one of the first trains to be transferred to Bandra Terminus from Mumbai Central.
  • It does not stop at Hazrat Nizamuddin when it operates as 12926 Paschim Express.

Gallery[edit]

Time table[edit]

12925 Paschim Express leaves Bandra Terminus every day at 12:00 hrs IST and reaches the Amritsar at 19:20 hrs IST the next day. On return, the 12926 Paschim Express leaves Amritsar every day at 08:10 hrs IST and reaches Bandra Terminus at 14:45 hrs IST the next day.

Station Code Station Name

12925 - Bandra Terminus to Amritsar[1]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day

12926 - Amritsar to Bandra Terminus[2]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day
Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
BDTS Bandra Terminus Source 12:00 0 1 14:45 Destination 1821 2
BRC Vadodara Junction 18:03 18:13 381 1 08:16 08:26 1440 2
RTM Ratlam Junction 22:20 22:30 642 1 04:00 04:10 1179 2
KOTA Kota Junction 02:05 02:15 909 2 23:30 23:40 913 1
GGC Gangapur City 04:40 04:42 1081 2 21:13 21:15 741 1
NDLS New Delhi 10:40 11:05 1373 2 16:25 16:45 448 1
UMB Ambala Cant Junction 14:40 14:55 1572 2 12:35 13:05 250 1
ASR Amritsar 19:20 Destination 1821 2 Source 08:10 0 1

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