Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express

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Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express
Overview
Service type Superfast
First service 28 December 2010
Current operator(s) Western Railways
Route
Start Valsad
Stops 12
End Haridwar Junction
Distance travelled 1,433 km (890 mi)
Service frequency Once a week. 12911 Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express – Tuesday. 12912 Haridwar Valsad Superfast Express – Wednesday.
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 Coach attached
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
,59.92 km/h (37 mph), including halts

The 12911 / 12 Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways - Western Railway zone that runs between Valsad and Haridwar Junction in India.

It operates as train number 12911 from Valsad to Haridwar Junction and as train number 12912 in the reverse direction serving the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi & Uttarakhand.

Coaches[edit]

The 12911 / 12 Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express has 1 AC 2 tier, 1 AC 3 tier, 8 Sleeper Class, 6 General Unreserved & 2 SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) coaches. It does not carry a Pantry car coach.

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

Service[edit]

The 12911 Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express covers the distance of 1433 kilometres in 24 hours 25 mins (58.69 km/hr) & in 23 hours 25 mins as 12912 Haridwar Valsad Superfast Express. (61.20 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing[edit]

The 12911 / 12 Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express runs from Valsad via Surat, Vadodara Junction, Ratlam Junction, Kota Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Meerut City Jn to Haridwar Junction.

Traction[edit]

The entire route is yet to be fully electrified. A Vadodara or Ghaziabad based WAP 1, WAP 4 or WAP 5 hauls the train from Valsad until Hazrat Nizamuddin handing over to a Tughlakabad based WDM 3A which powers the train for the remainder of the journey.

Timings[edit]

12911 Valsad Haridwar Superfast Express leaves Valsad every Tuesday at 15:40 hrs IST and reaches Haridwar Junction at 16:05 hrs IST the next day.

12912 Haridwar Valsad Superfast Express leaves Haridwar Junction every Wednesday at 18:50 hrs IST and reaches Valsad at 18:15 hrs IST the next day.

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