Gandhidham - Puri Weekly Superfast Express
|Locale||Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat|
|First service||14 November 2011|
|Current operator(s)||Western Railway|
|Stops||23 halts between Puri and Gandhidham|
|Distance travelled||2,283 km (1,419 mi)|
|Average journey time||41 hours 30 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12993 / 12994|
|Class(es)||1 AC 2-Tier Coach, 1 AC 3-Tier Coach, 8 Sleeper Class Coaches, 6 General Compartments and 2SLR's.|
|Catering facilities||No pantry but food is served|
|Observation facilities||Large Windows in AC classes.|
|Baggage facilities||Under the Seats|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||55 km/h (34 mph) (average with halts)|
Puri-Gandhidham Express is a super fast rail service between Puri,Odisha and Gandhidham,Gujarat.This train was announced in the 2011 rail budget and started service on 14-Nov,2011.This train (12993) leaves Gandhidham at 22:45 every Friday and reaches Puri at 16:10 every Sunday and again this train (12994) leaves Puri at 19:45 every Monday and reaches Gandhidham at 13:00 every Wednesday
Recently in its bid to provide comfortable journey to the commuters, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce a new weekly Express Train between Puri and Gandhidham.On the inaugural run, this train will leave from Gandhidham on 8 October 2014. However, from Puri, this train will leave on every Saturday (11 October 2014).
Gandhidham-Puri Weekly Express Train (19453) will leave Gandhidham at 22:00hrs on every Wednesday and will reach Puri at 19:20hrs on every Friday. In the return direction, Puri-Gandhidham weekly Express (19454) will leave from Puri at 10:30hrs on every Saturday and will reach Gandhidham at 06:40hrs on every Monday.
From Gandhidham to Ahmedabad, a Vatva based WDM-3A hauls the train after which a Vadodara based WAP-4E hauls the train until Raipur after which a Visakhapatnam based WDM-3A locomotive hauls the train until Puri.
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