Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express

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Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express (मुंबई लोकमान्य टिळक टर्मिनस - शालीमार एक्सप्रेस)
Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express.jpg
Overview
Service type Express
Current operator(s) South Eastern Railways
Route
Start Shalimar (Kolkata)
Stops 82 as 18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express, 83 as 18029 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Shalimar Express
End Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai)
Distance travelled 1,951 km (1,212 mi) as 18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express, 1,950 km (1,212 mi) as 18029 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Shalimar Express
Average journey time

37 hours 50 minutes as 18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express,

38 hours 20 minutes as 18029 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Shalimar Express
Service frequency daily
Train number(s) 18029 / 18030
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No Pantry Car
Observation facilities No Rake Sharing
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
51.22 km/h (32 mph), including halts
Route map
(Howrah - Mumbai) Express and Gitanjali Express Route map.jpg

The 18029/18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express is an express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Shalimar (Kolkata) and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai) in India.

It operates as train number 18029 from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Shalimar (Kolkata) and as train number 18030 in the reverse direction.

Coaches[edit]

The 18029/18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express presently has 1 AC 2 tier, 1 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class & 4 General Unreserved coaches. In addition, it carries up to 4 High Capacity Parcel Vans.

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

Service[edit]

The 18029 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Shalimar Express covers the distance of 1950 kilometres in 38 hours 20 mins (50.87 km/hr) & 1951 kilometres in 37 hours 50 mins (51.57 km/hr) as 18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express.

As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/hr, as per Indian Railway rules, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge.

Gallery[edit]

Traction[edit]

Prior to DC-AC conversion, 2 locomotives would haul the train. A WCAM 3 from the Kalyan shed hauls the train between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus & Igatpuri after which a Howrah based WAP 4 takes over for the remainder of the journey.

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 Howrah based WAP 4 locomotive.

Time Table[edit]

18029 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Shalimar Express leaves Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on a daily basis at 21:55 hrs IST and reaches Kolkata Shalimar at 12:15 hrs IST on the 3rd day.

18030 Shalimar Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express leaves Kolkata Shalimar on a daily basis at 15:00 hrs IST and reaches Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 04:50 hrs IST on the 3rd day.

Station Code Station Name

18029 - Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to Kolkata Shalimar[1]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day

18030 - Kolkata Shalimar to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus[2]

Distance
from Source
in km
Day
Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
LTT Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Source 21:55 0 1 04:50 Destination 1951 3
TNA Thane 22:18 22:20 18 1 04:09 04:10 1934 3
KYN Kalyan Junction 22:40 22:45 38 1 03:50 03:55 1913 3
IGP Igatpuri 00:30 00:35 121 2 01:49 01:50 1830 3
MMR Manmad Junction 02:45 02:50 245 2 23:12 23:15 1706 2
BSL Bhusawal Junction 05:10 05:20 429 2 20:30 20:45 1522 2
NGP Nagpur Junction 13:10 13:30 821 2 13:15 13:40 1129 2
G Gondia Junction 15:45 15:55 952 2 10:05 10:15 999 2
DURG Durg 18:25 18:35 1086 2 07:45 07:55 865 2
R Raipur Junction 19:25 19:35 1123 2 06:35 06:45 828 2
BSP Bilaspur Junction 22:05 22:25 1233 2 04:25 04:35 718 2
ROU Rourkela 03:25 03:35 1540 3 23:03 23:13 411 1
TATA Tatanagar Junction 06:50 07:10 1703 3 20:05 20:10 248 1
KGP Kharagpur Junction 09:20 09:30 1837 3 17:35 17:50 113 1
SHM Kolkata Shalimar 12:15 Destination 1950 3 Source 15:00 0 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ shalimar_express-18029-train.html "LTT Shalimar Express-18029" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 3 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ ltt-express-18030-shm-to-ltt/459/297/65 "Shalimar LTT Express 18030" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 18 Oct 2012.