Samarsata Express

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Samarsata Express
Samarsata Express.jpg
Overview
Service type Superfast
Current operator(s) Central Railways
Route
Start Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
Stops 22 as 12151 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express, 21 as 12152 Howrah Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Samarsata Express
End Howrah Junction
Distance travelled 2,081 km (1,293 mi) as 12151 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express, 2,091 km (1,299 mi) as 12152 Howrah Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Samarsata Express
Service frequency 2 days a week. 12151 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express – Wednesday & Thursday. 12152 Howrah Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Samarsata Express – Friday & Saturday.
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, Second Class seating
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities Rake sharing with 12101/02 Jnaneswari Express
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
, 59.53 km/h (37 mph), including halts
Route map
Samarsata Express (Howrah - Mumbai) Route map.png

The 12151 / 52 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways - Central Railways zone that runs between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Howrah Junction in India. It is named after Samarasata Festival held in Nagpur

It operates as train number 12151 from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Howrah Junction and as train number 12152 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand & West Bengal.

Coaches[edit]

The 12151 / 52 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express presently has 1 AC 1st Class, 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 2 AC 2 tier, 5 AC 3 tier, 9 Sleeper Class, 3 Second Class seating & 2 SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) coaches. In addition, it carries a Pantry Car Coach.

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

Samarsata Express - coachboard
Samarsata Express - 2nd Class coach

Service[edit]

The 12151 / 52 Samarsata Express covers the distance of 2081 kilometres in 35 hours 50 mins as 12151 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express (58.07 km/hr) & 2091 kilometres in 34 hrs 15 mins as 12152 Howrah Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Samarsata Express (61.05 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/hr, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing[edit]

The 12151 / 52 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express runs via Kalyan Junction, Igatpuri, Bhusaval Junction, Nagpur Junction, Gondia Junction, Bilaspur Junction, Rourkela Junction, Adra Junction, Kharagpur Junction to Howrah Junction.

Traction[edit]

initially a WCAM 3 from the Kalyan shed would haul the train from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus up to Igatpuri handing over to a Santragachi based WAP 4 which powers the train until Howrah Junction.

With Central Railway progressively moving towards a complete changeover from DC to AC traction, it has recently started being hauled end to end by a Santragachi based WAP 4 locomotive.

Timings[edit]

12151 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Howrah Samarsata Express leaves Lokmanya Tilak Terminus every Wednesday & Thursday at 20:35 hrs IST and reaches Howrah Junction at 08:25 hrs IST on the 3rd day.

12152 Howrah Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Samarsata Express leaves Howrah Junction every Friday & Saturday at 21:15 hrs IST and reaches Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 07:30 hrs IST on the 3rd day.

External links[edit]

References[edit]