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Sanghamitra Express at Patna Junction
|Service type||Super fast|
|Locale||Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar|
|First service||1 January 1984|
|Current operator(s)||South Western Railway|
|Start||Bangalore City railway station|
|Distance travelled||2,723 km (1,692 mi)|
|Average journey time||48.20 hours|
|Class(es)||THREE AC 2 Tier,FOUR AC 3 Tier,ELEVEN Sleeper 3 Tier,FIVE Unreserved,ONE Pantry Car|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
56 km/h (35 mph) average with haltsMaximum speed : 110 kmph Between Vijayawada and Warangal
The Sanghamitra Express is a Superfast train which runs daily between Bangalore City Railway Station in Bangalore in Karnataka and Danapur in Patna in Bihar via Chennai Central. This train takes a total of 48 hours for covering the 2723 km distance. Numbered 12295 UP and 12296DN, this belongs to the Superfast category of Indian Railways.
Sanghamitra was the daughter of Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire who ruled Pataliputra, the present city of Patna. This train is longest superfast train of South Western Railway zone which is daily.
This train used to run from Chennai Central every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30PM. Then in early 2001 this train was extended from Yeshvantapur Railway Station departing at 7:00AM on Tue and Thu with numbers 6595/6596.
Later by 2005 this train was made daily (Except Friday's) departing from Bangalore City railway Station up to Patna Junction. This train used to run daily between Bangalore City Junction to Patna Junction.
Sanghamitra sf express is hauled by a WAP7 Loco of Royapuram shed between Itarsi and Bangalore. It is powered by a WAP7 loco of Itarsi shed between Bangalore and Itarsi. It is hauled by WDP4D loco between Itarsi and Danapur.
The loco reversal is done at Chennai Central.
The train has 4 AC 3-Tier, 3 AC 2-Tier, 11 Second class Sleepers, 3 Second class, 2 Luggage cum Passenger Car and a Pantry Car (Total 24 coaches)