|Service type||Superfast Express|
|First service||24 December 1956|
|Current operator(s)||Western Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,821 km (1,132 mi)|
|Average journey time||31 hours 10 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12925 / 12926|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Available, Pantry Car attached|
|Observation facilities||No rake sharing but maintains 4 separate rakes for service|
|Rolling stock||Standard Indian Railway coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (68 mph) maximum |
60.43 km/h (38 mph), including halts
The Paschim Express (हिन्दी: पश्चिम ऐक्सप्रेस) 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.
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.
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 60.48 km/hr & 30 hours 35 mins as 12926 Paschim Express averaging 62.54 km/hr. The average speed of the total run (Bandra Terminus – Amritsar & back) is 61.43 km/hr.
- 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.
12925 Paschim Express at Borivali railway station
22925 Paschim Express at Borivali
22926 Paschim Express at Bandra Terminus
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||Distance
|UMB||Ambala Cant Junction||14:40||14:55||1572||2||12:35||13:05||250||1|
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