Gandhidham - Puri Weekly Superfast Express

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Puri-Gandhidham Express
Overview
Service type Superfast
Locale Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat
First service 14 November 2011; 5 years ago (2011-11-14)
Current operator(s) Western Railway
Route
Start Puri
Stops 23 halts between Puri and Gandhidham
End Gandhidham
Distance travelled 2,283 km (1,419 mi)
Average journey time 41 hours 30 minutes
Service frequency Weekly
Train number(s) 12993 / 12994
On-board services
Class(es) 1 AC 2-Tier Coach, 1 AC 3-Tier Coach, 8 Sleeper Class Coaches, 6 General Compartments and 2SLR's.
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No pantry but food is served
Observation facilities Large Windows in AC classes.
Entertainment facilities Nil
Baggage facilities Under the Seats
Technical
Rolling stock 4
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.

Traction[edit]

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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