Ahmedabad - Pune Duronto Express

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Pune - Ahmedabad Duronto Express
Service typeDuronto Express
First service11 March 2012
Current operator(s)Central Railways
StartPune Junction
EndAhmedabad Junction
Distance travelled635 km (395 mi)
Average journey time8 hours 40 minutes
Service frequency3 days a week. 12297 – Tuesday, Friday & Sunday, 12298 – Monday, Thursday & Saturday
On-board services
Class(es)AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier
Seating arrangementsNo
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesNo Pantry Car attached
Observation facilitiesRuns with Duronto rake
Rolling stock1
Track gaugeBroad - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed73.27 km/hr (Average - including halts)

The Pune Ahmedabad Duronto Express is a Superfast express train of Indian Railways Duronto Class that connects Pune Junction (PUNE) to Ahmedabad Junction (ADI).

It operates as train number 12297 from Ahmedabad Junction to Pune Junction and as train number 12298 in the reverse direction.

Coach composition[edit]

The rake has nine AC 3-tier coaches, three AC 2-tier coaches, one AC First Class, and two EOG cars, making a total of fifteen coaches. It does not have a pantry car coach.

As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways, depending on the demand.


It is the fastest train on the PuneAhmedabad sector, averaging 73.27 km/hr in both directions.

Some of the other trains that cover the Pune – Ahmedabad sector are 11095/96 Ahimsa Express, 16613/14 Rajkot-Coimbatore Express, 14805/06 Barmer Yeshvantapur AC Express, and 16209/10 Mysore Ajmer Express.

Train Details[edit]

This train had its inaugural run on 11 March 2012 and it runs with new Duronto rakes.

It is one of three Duronto Express trains that run from Pune Junction, the others being 12221/22 Pune Howrah Duronto Express and 12263/64 Hazrat Nizamuddin Pune Duronto Express.


Dual traction WCAM 2/2P or WCAM 3 locomotives from the Kalyan shed would haul the train all the way in both directions.

With progressive electrification changeover from DC traction to AC traction, Vadodara based WAP 5 or WAP 7 locomotives have begun hauling the train.


It halts at two stations only, which are Lonavala, and Vasai Road.

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