Uttar Sampark Kranti Express
|Service type||Sampark Kranti Express|
|Current operator(s)||Indian Railways|
|Start||New Delhi Railway Station|
|End||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station|
|Distance travelled||629 km (391 mi)|
|Average journey time||11h 5m|
|Class(es)||AC First Class, AC Two Tier, AC Three Tier, Sleeper, General Class|
57 km/h (35 mph), excluding halts
Uttar Sampark Kranti Express is a Sampark Kranti Express train which connects New Delhi Railway Junction to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station. The train runs daily via Jammu Tawi, Jalandhar Cantonment, Ludhiana, Ambala, Panipat and Udhampur, covering a distance of 655 km at an average speed of 57 km/hr.
The train was flagged off by Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh on 14 April 2005 on Jammu Udhampur rail link as a part of Jammu-Udhampur-Baramulla rail project. The then railway minister Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav was also there. The foundation stone for this project was laid in 1983 by then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi on a rainy day in Udhampur. The train originally ran 3 days a week between new New Delhi and Udhampur. In 2006 its frequency was increased to 6 days a week and in 2009 its frequency was increased to daily. It was extended to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station w.e.f 01.09.2015. The train now connects Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station to the rest of the country in the first phase of a project that will provide a rail link to the Kashmir Valley. 14033/34 Jammu Mail running between Old Delhi to Udhampur has also been extended to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station.
The train numbered 12445 departs New Delhi at 20:50 IST and arrives Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station at 08:40 IST. In the return direction, the train numbered 12446 departs from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra railway station at 19:10 IST and arrives New Delhi at 06:10 IST.
It is hauled by GZB WAP-7
Earlier had WDP 4B. In past had combination of WAP5 + WDM3A as well.
Catering available in the train but no pantry car services.