Sachkhand Express

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Inaugural run:

12 November 1995

Sachkhand Express
Sachkhand Express.jpg
Overview
Service typeSuperfast
StatusOperating
Current operator(s)Indian Railways/Central Railways
Route
StartHazur Sahib Nanded(NED)
Stops33
EndAmritsar(ASR)
Distance travelled2082 km
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12715 / 12716
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable (Paid)
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Track gaugeBroad gauge
Sachkhand Express - Sleeper Class
Sachkhand Express (Amritsar - Nanded) Route map

The Sachkhand Express is operated by Indian Railways on a daily basis between the cities of Huzur Sahib Nanded in Maharashtra to Amritsar in Punjab. This train links two famous Sikh shrines. The train is named after Sachkhand Sahib Gurudwara, situated in Nanded.

This train also links New Delhi, which is the capital of India, as well as the state capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal to Nanded, Parbhani, Jalna and Aurangabad of the Marathwada Region of Maharashtra.

Train number[edit]

Train route[edit]

It makes stops at the following destinations: Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Manmad, Chalisgaon, Jalgaon Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa Junction, Itarsi Junction, Bhopal Junction, Bina Junction, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Dabra, Gwalior, Morena, Dholpur, Agra, Mathura, Faridabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Rajpura, Sirhind, Khanna, Ludhiana, Phagwara, Jalandhar and Beas.

The train makes stops at the same stations on its reverse journey, except for Hazrat Nizamuddin.

Arrival/departure details[edit]

  • 12715 Sachkhand Express leaves H Sahib Nanded (NED) at 09:30 AM to reach its destination of Amritsar Jn (ASR) at 08:20 PM next day.[1]
  • 12716 Sachkhand Express leaves Amritsar Jn (ASR) at 05:35 AM and returns to H Sahib Nanded (NED) at 04:00 PM next day.[2]

Train composition[edit]

There are 24 coaches, including 2 -SLR, 3-Second Class, 1-2AC, 5-3AC, 1-pantry, and remaining 12 -Sleeper coaches and 1 -HCP coach.

Train No. 12715 Sachkhand Express now runs with Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches as of September 27th, 2018. The train departed on time at Hazur Sahib Nanded Train Goes to Amritsar Junction. One rake will be converted to lhb as of September 27th, 2018, with revised CC, 12 Sleepers, 4 third ac, 1 2nd AC, PC and 2GS and 2EOG.

Rake Position From H S Nanded.

LOCO-EOG-GS-A1-B1-B2-B3-B4-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-S11-S12-GS-EOG

Loco link[edit]

The train runs on both diesel and electric tractions. Nanded-Manmad-Nanded - Diesel - WDM-3A locomotive of Guntakal Shed and Manmad-Amritsar-Manmad -Electrical -WAP4 locomotive of Ludhiana Shed or Ghaziabad WAP 7 locomotive. At the New Delhi Railway station, langar cooked from Veerji da Dera at Tilak Nagar in West Delhi is served in the train. People from Dera distribute the food to all pilgrimages returning from visiting the holy city of the tenth master.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12715 - Sachkhand Express Live Train Running Status". Running Status.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "12716 - Asr Ned Express Live Train Running Status". Running Status.[unreliable source?]