Pushpak Express

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Pushpak Express
12534 Pushpak Express (2).jpg
Overview
Service type Superfast
Current operator(s) North Eastern Railway
Route
Start Lucknow Junction
Stops 16 as 12533 Pushpak Express, 15 as 12534 Pushpak Express
End Mumbai CST
Distance travelled 1,426 km (886 mi) as 12533 Pushpak Express, 1,428 km (887 mi) as 12534 Pushpak Express
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities No Rake Sharing
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
58.64 km/h (36 mph), including halts

The 12533/12534 Pushpak Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways that run between Lucknow Junction and Mumbai in India. It operates as train number 12533 from Lucknow Junction to Mumbai CST and as train number 12534 in the reverse direction.

It is named after the mythological flying chariot Pushpak which is mentioned as the chariot of Ravana.

Coaches[edit]

The 12533/12534 Pushpak Express presently has 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 1 AC 2 tier, 2 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class, 6 General Unreserved coaches & 1 Pantry Car.

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

12534 Pushpak Express - AC 3 tier
12534 Pushpak Express

Service[edit]

The 12533/12534 Pushpak Express covers the distance of 1426 kilometres in 24 hours 20 mins (58.60 km/hr) and 1428 km in 24 hours 20 mins as 12534 Pushpak Express (58.68 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is more than 55 km/hr, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Locomotion[edit]

Prior June 2014, it was hauled by 3 locomotives during its journey. A WDM 3A locomotive from either Lucknow or Jhansi shed hauled the train from Lucknow Junction to Jhansi Junction after which a Bhusaval based WAP 4 hauled the train until Igatpuri following which a WCAM 3 powered the train for the remainder of the journey until Mumbai CST.

With progressive electrification of the Lucknow - Jhansi sector, Bhusaval based WAP 4 began hauling the train until from Lucknow Junction to Igatpuri following which a WCAM 3 took over for the remainder of the journey until Mumbai CST.

With Central Railway completing the change over of 1500V DC traction to 25000V AC traction on 06 June 2015, this train is now hauled end to end by Bhusaval based WAP 4 locomotive [1].

Routing[edit]

The 12533/34 Pushpak Express runs via Kanpur Central, Jhansi Junction, Bhopal Junction, Bhusawal Junction, Kalyan Junction to Mumbai CST.

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