Purushottam Express

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Purushottam Express (powered by Santragachi WAP-4) waiting for its departure from Balasore

Purushottam Express
Overview
Service typeSuperfast
LocaleOdisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar Uttar Pradesh & Delhi
First service1 April 1980
Current operator(s)East Coast Railway
Route
StartPuri
Stops31
EndNew Delhi
Distance travelled1,863 km (1,158 mi)
Average journey time31h 0m
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12801 / 12802
On-board services
Class(es)2A-1(A-1);3A-4(B-1,B-2,B-3,B-4);SL-12(S-1 to S-12);PC-1;GENL-2;SLR-2;
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Observation facilitiesLarge Seat Windows
Entertainment facilitiesNo
Baggage facilities-
Technical
Rolling stockLHB Coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed64 km/h (40 mph) average with halts

Purushottam Express is a daily train which runs between Puri in Odisha and New Delhi.

Time Table[edit]

From Puri to New Delhi- 12801. The train starts from Puri Everyday

Station Code Station Name Arrival Departure
PURI Puri Jn Starting Station 21:45
KUR Khurda Road Jn 22:25 22:30
BBS Bhubaneswar 22:55 23:00
CTC Cuttack 23:30 23:35
JJKR Jajpur Keonjhar Road 00:28 00:30
BHC Bhadrak 01:28 01:30
BLS Balasore 02:15 02:20
HIJ Hijili Jn. 03:38 03:53
GTS Ghatsila 05:35 05:36
TATA Tatanagar 06:30 06:40
CNI Chandil Jn 07:40 07:42
PRR Purulia Jn 08:23 08:25
BKSC Bokaro Steel City 09:35 09:40
CRP Chandrapura 10:26 10:28
GMO NSC Bose Gomoh Jn 10:50 11:00
PNME Parasnath Jn 11:19 11:21
HZD Hazaribagh Road 11:40 11:42
KQR Koderma 12:20 12:22
PRP Paharpur 12:57 12:59
GAYA Gaya Jn 13:57 14:02
AUBR Anugraha Narayan Road 14:46 14:48
DOS Dehri On Sone 15:02 15:04
SSM Sasaram 15:18 15:20
BBU Bhabua Road 15:51 15:53
MGS Mughal Sarai Jn 17:05 17:20
CAR Chunar Jn 17:58 18:00
MZP Mirzapur 18:22 18:24
ALD Allahabad Jn 1940 1950
FTP Fatehpur 20:58 21:00
CNB Kanpur Central 22:05 22:10
GZB Ghaziabad 03:30 03:32
NDLS New Delhi 04:25 Destination Station

From New Delhi to Puri - 12802. The train starts from New Delhi Everyday.

Station Code Station Name Arrival Departure
NDLS New Delhi Starting Station 22:25
CNB Kanpur Central 03:55 04:00
FTP Fatehpur 04:58 05:00
ALD Allahabad Jn 07:05 07:15
MZP Mirzapur 08:13 08:15
CAR Chunar Jn 08:40 08:42
MGS Mughal Sarai Jn 10:20 10:35
BBU Bhabua Road Jn 11:11 11:12
SSM Sasaram 11:44 11:45
DOS Dehri On Sone 12:02 12:04
AUBR Anugraha Narayan Road 12:17 12:18
GAYA Gaya Jn 13:10 13:15
PRP Paharpur 13:59 14:01
KQR Koderma Jn 14:38 14:40
HZD Hazaribagh Road Jn 15:18 15:20
PNME Parasnath 15:43 15:48
GMO NSC Bose Gomoh Jn 16:10 16:20
CRP Chandrapura 16:40 16:42
BKSC Bokaro Steel City Jn 17:15 17:20
PRR Purulia Jn 18:24 18:26
CNI Chandil Jn 19:12 19:14
TATA Tatanagar Jn. 20:02 20:17
GTS Ghatsila 20:51 20:52
HIJ Hijili Jn. 22:33 22:48
BLS Balasore 00:07 00:12
BHC Bhadrak 01:18 01:21
JJKR Jajpur Keonjhar Road 01:49 01:51
CTC Cuttack Jn 02:50 02:55
BBS Bhubaneswar 03:30 30:35
KUR Khurda Road Jn 04:10 04:15
PURI Puri Jn Destination Station 05:20

Accident[edit]

Purushottam Express is involved in the deadly rail accident on 20 August 1995 it collided to stationary Kalindi Express near Firozabad on the Delhi-Kanpur section of India's Northern Railway, at 02:55am. This Firozabad rail disaster is considered as second most deadliest rail accident in Indian rail history with 358 people died (official list), however local people involved in rescue operation claim that the death toll is more than, Delhi. The first train, the "Kalindi Express" from Kanpur struck a cow but was unable to proceed as its brakes were damaged. It was then struck from behind at a speed of 100 kmph by the Purushottam Express from Puri. Three carriages of the Kalindi express were destroyed, the engine and front two carriages of the Puri train were derailed. Most of the 2200 passengers aboard the two trains were asleep at the time of the accident.

Rakes[edit]

The Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express was the first train to have a Braille-embedded coach.[1] The train now uses LHB Coaches since December 2013.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purushottam Express to have 1st braille-embedded coach - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ India, Press Trust of (29 November 2013). "Purushottam Exp to have LHB coaches from Dec 1". Business Standard India.

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