Vidarbha Express

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vidarbha Express (विदर्भ एक्सप्रेस)
12105 Vidarbha Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service type Superfast Express
Current operator(s) Central Railway
Route
Start Mumbai CST
Stops 24
End Gondia
Distance travelled 967 km (601 mi)
Average journey time 16 hours 03 minutes
Service frequency daily
Train number(s) 12105 / 12106
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Available, No Pantry car coach
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
60.44 km/h (38 mph), excluding halts
Route map
Vidarbha Express (Mumbai - Gondia) Route map.jpg

The 12105/12106 Vidarbha Express is a super fast express train belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Mumbai CST and Gondia in Maharashtra. It is a daily service. It operates as train number 12105 from Mumbai CST to Gondia and as train number 12106 in the reverse direction.

Coaches[edit]

The 12105/12106 Vidarbha Express has 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 2 AC 2 tier, 1 AC 2 cum AC 3 tier, 5 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Class & 4 General unreserved coaches. As with most train services in India, Coach composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

The service was the first Air-Brake rake train from Nagpur Division of Central Railways and used to have Green-Blue liveried coaches when introduced with D suffixed on coach numbers at end. The rake was later on transferred to Mumbai Division when it was extended to Gondia.

Vidarbha Express at Mumbai Cstm

Service[edit]

The 12105/12106 Vidarbha Express initially ran between Mumbai CST & Nagpur and was later extended to Gondia. It is a daily service covering the distance of 967 km in 16 hours as 2105 & 16 hours 05 mins as 12106 at an average speed of 60.44 km/hr in both directions.

12105 Vidarbha Express at Chandur station
Vidarbha Express time table pasted inside the train
12105 Vidarbha Express AC 2 tier coach

Routing[edit]

12105/12106 Vidarbha Express runs from Mumbai CST via Kalyan, Igatpuri, Manmad, Bhusawal, Akola, Badnera, Nagpur, Bhandara Road to Gondia.

Traction[edit]

Vidarbha Express hauled by WAP 7

Dual traction WCAM 3 locos would haul the train between Mumbai CST & Igatpuri after which a Bhusawal WAP 4 would take over for the remainder on the journey. It has banker engines attached between Kasara & Igatpuri.

With Central Railways having completed the changeover from DC to AC traction, it was hauled end to end by a Bhusaval based WAP 4. Later the link was given to Nagpur Division and the locomotives are shared with 12289/90 Nagpur Mumbai CST Duronto Express, It gets WAP 7 of Ajni shed

Major Stoppages[edit]

  1. Gondia Junction, SECR
  2. Tirora, SECR
  3. Tumsar Road Junction, SECR
  4. Bhandara Road, SECR
  5. Nagpur Junction, CR
  6. Ajni, CR
  7. Wardha Junction, CR
  8. PulgaonJn, CR
  9. Dhamangaon RLY, CR
  10. Chandur
  11. BadneraJn
  12. Murtajapur
  13. AkolaJn
  14. Shegaon
  15. Nandura
  16. Malkapur
  17. BhusavalJn
  18. JalgaonJn
  19. Chalisgaon Jn
  20. Manmad Jn
  21. Nasik Road
  22. Igatpuri
  23. Kalyan Jn
  24. Thane
  25. Dadar
  26. Mumbai CST, CR

Trivia[edit]

The Vidarbha Express is so named as it initially plied to Nagpur which falls in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

Although the official railway time table provides for a 5 & 1 min halt at Igatpuri, it is actually closer to 15 mins as engines are swapped at Igatpuri.

Thane is not a halt when it plies as 12105 Vidarbha Express.

Operation[edit]

12105 Vidarbha Express leaves Mumbai CST every day and reaches the Gondia the next day.

On return, the 12106 Vidarbha Express leaves Gondia every day and reaches Mumbai CST the next day.

References[edit]

External links[edit]