Andhra Pradesh Express

The 20805 / 20806 Andhra Pradesh Express is a daily Superfast Express train that connects the national capital of India, New Delhi, to the Executive Capital and largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam. The express is administered under Indian Railways's South Coast Railway Zone with the service numbers 20805 (Visakhapatnam to New Delhi) and 20806 (New Delhi to Visakhapatnam). The train service was first commissioned by then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 12 August 2015 as Andhra Pradesh AC Express. Later Non-AC Sleeper Coaches were attached to this train which renamed this train as Andhra Pradesh Express.[1][2] This train is named on the State Andhra Pradesh, as previously when Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states were combined, this train was from Hyderabad Deccan to New Delhi. When the Telangana state was bifurcated from Andhra Pradesh State, that train was named as Telangana Express and a new rake of LHB Coaches of Andhra Pradesh Express was started from Visakhapatnam.

Andhra Pradesh Express
New AP express on board.jpg
Andhra Pradesh Express with inaugural Train board
Overview
Service typeSuperfast Express
LocaleDelhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh
PredecessorAndhra Pradesh Express
First service12 August 2015; 5 years ago (2015-08-12)
Current operator(s)South Coast Railways
Route
StartNew Delhi (NDLS)
Stops19
EndVisakhapatnam (VSKP)
Distance travelled2,096 km (1,302 mi)
Average journey time32 hours 35 minutes (20805)
32 hours 50 minutes (20806)
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)20805 / 20806
Line(s) usedNew Delhi–Chennai main line
Duvvada–Vijayawada section
On-board services
Class(es)1AC, 2AC, 3AC, Sleeper
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesYes
Technical
Rolling stock4 LHB Rakes
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC OHE
Operating speed64 km/h (40 mph) (Average),
130 km/h (81 mph) (Maximum)
Route map
Andhra Pradesh AC Express (Visakhapatnam - New Delhi) Route map.png

OperationsEdit

It is a train with LHB Coaches. The train runs daily, passing through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana, before reaching Andhra Pradesh. It has a single 1 AC first class coach, 5 AC 2 tier coaches, 7 AC 3 tier coaches, 5 Sleeper coaches, 1 AC pantry car and 2 guard cum generator cars. It starts from Visakhapatnam and reaches New Delhi by next day. Similarly, it starts from New Delhi and reaches Visakhapatnam on next day. The average speed of the train is 60 km/h (37 mph).[1] Loco Attached from Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada WAP 4 of Visakhapatnam/Vijayawada shed or WAP 7 of Lallaguda/Visakhapatnam shed and Vijayawada to New Delhi WAP 4 or WAP 7 of Lallaguda/Ghaziabad shed.

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  EOG2 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 B7 B6 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1 PC A5 A4 A3 A2 A1 H1 EOG1

ScheduleEdit

Train runs daily from both the sides from 23.1.2020 in a new schedule and new train number with Sleeper coaches .[3] There will be Total 4 LHB Rakes are dedicated to this train.

Train Number Station Code Departure Station Departure Time Arrival Station Arrival time
20805 VSKP Visakhapatnam 10:00 pm (Daily) New Delhi 6:30 am (Third Day)
20806 NDLS New Delhi 8:15 pm (Daily) Visakhapatnam 5:05 am (Third Day)

ReversalsEdit

BZA - Vijayawada Junction

Old ScheduleEdit

Train was run daily from both the sides till January 22, 2020 as AP AC express. There were Total 4 Rakes which were dedicated to this train.

Train Number Station Code Departure Station Departure Time Arrival Station Arrival time
22415 VSKP Visakhapatnam 8:35 am (Daily) New Delhi 7:15 pm (Next Day)
22416 NDLS New Delhi 6:25 am (Daily) Visakhapatnam 5:50 pm (Next Day)

RouteEdit

Between New Delhi and Visakhapatnam, the train stops at Agra Cantonment, Gwalior Jn, Jhansi Jn, Bhopal Jn, Nagpur Junction, Chandrapur, Balharshah Junction, Sirpur Kaghaznagar, Ramagundam, Peddapalli Jn, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada Junction, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot Jn, Anakapalle and Duvvada.

TractionEdit

Both trains are hauled by a Visakhapatnam(VSKP) or Lallaguda(LGD) based WAP 7 locomotive end to end.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "New Delhi – Visakhapatnam AP Express Train via Vijayawada Flagged Off". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. Ministry of Railways. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Suresh Prabhu launches new AP Express". EenaduIndia.com. New Delhi. 12 August 2015. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/with-revised-timings-ap-ac-express-to-run-faster/article29494251.ece. Missing or empty |title= (help)