Raptisagar Express

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Raptisagar Express /Trivandrum -Gorakhpur Express
Raptisagar Express trainboard.jpg
Raptisagar Express Name Board
Overview
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Route
Start Trivandrum Central
Stops 60
End Gorakhpur
Distance travelled 3,248 km (2,018 mi)
Average journey time 57 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Tri weekly
Train number(s) 12511 / 12512
On-board services
Class(es) First AC ,2 Tier AC ,3 Tier AC,Sleeper Class,General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Available
Observation facilities Large windows
Baggage facilities Available
Technical
Rolling stock Loco: WAP 4
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed

Average: 55 km/hr

Maximum speed: 120 Km/hr
Route map
Raptisagar Express (Gorakhpur - Trivandrum) Route map.jpg

The Raptisagar Express is a Superfast train which runs tri-weekly between Trivandrum Central in Kerala state and Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh state in India. This train goes via the cities of Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Chennai Central, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur, and Lucknow in India. The current operator of the train is North Eastern Railway zone.

Raptisagar Express

There is another train with the same name connecting Ernakulam Junction and Barauni Junction.This is a weekly train goes via the cities of Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Chennai Central, Vijayawada, Warangal, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Chhapra and Muzaffarpur in India. The current operator of the train is East Central Railway zone.

Both trains run more than 3200 km per service.

Name of the Train[edit]

The name "Raptisagar" is given to the train as the train connects the cities Thiruvananthapuram which is situated near Arabian Sea and Gorakhpur from where Rapti river flows.

Coach Composition[edit]

This train has 23 coach cars which includes Second AC and Third AC compartments being air conditioned.

COACH COMPOSITION

LOCO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 234
LOCO SLR GEN GEN GEN S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 PC B1 B2 A1 HA1 GEN GEN GEN SLR

Schedule[edit]

The train leaves Trivandrum Central at 6.15 in the morning on Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday to reach Gorakhpur at 3.10 in the evening on the 3rd day. The return train (12511) leaves Gorakhpur at 6.35 AM on Thursday, Friday and Sunday to reach Trivandrum Central at 5.30 PM on the 3rd day. The train has an average speed of about 58 km/h during its journey.

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