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Bangalore City–Ernakulam Intercity Express

Bangalore City–Ernakulam Intercity Express is an Intercity express train which runs daily between Bangalore City Junction and Ernakulam Junction.

Bangalore City–Ernakulam Intercity Express
Overview
Service typeIntercity Express
LocaleKarnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
First serviceWed 15 April 1998
Current operator(s)Southern Railway (India)
Route
StartErnakulam Junction
Stops12 halts
EndBangalore City Railway Station
Distance travelled587 km (365 mi)
Average journey time10h 40m
Service frequencyDaily each way
Train number(s)12677/12678
On-board services
Class(es)Unreserved, Second Sitting, AC Chair Car
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesYes
Observation facilitiesWindows
Other facilitiesPantry Car, Catering
Technical
Rolling stock2
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed55 km/h (34 mph) average with halts
Route map
(Bangalore – Ernakulam) Intercity Express route map

HistoryEdit

In the railway budget of the year 1997–98, a plan was proposed to introduce a superfast train between Coimbatore and Bangalore.[1] On 15 April 1998, Bangalore-Coimbatore Intercity Express train was inaugurated as Train no: 2677. In the year 2008, the service was extended till Ernakulam as Train no: 12677 after few temporary runs.[2]

On 13 February 2015, the train derailed on its onward journey to Ernakulam from Bangalore, leading to 10 deaths and injuring 150 people.[3][4][5]

Train informationEdit

This train runs daily each way, as Train no: 12677 (Ernakulam Exp) departing Bangalore City Junction at 06:15 hrs and reaching Ernakulam Junction at 16:55 hrs and Train no: 12678 (Bangalore Exp) departing Ernakulam Junction at 09:10 hrs and reaching Bangalore City Junction at 19:50 hrs. It covers a distance of 587 kilometres (365 mi) in each direction and the journey duration is about 10 hours and 40 minutes. The rake of the train usually contains 4 unreserved coaches, 11 second sitting coaches, 2 AC chair car coaches, a pantry car, a high-capacity parcel van, and 2 SLR cars, making a total of 21 coaches.

Rake/coach compositionEdit

LOCO SLR UR UR D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 PC, D8 D9 D10 D11 C1 C2 UR UR SLR HCPV

SLR – Sitting cum luggage rake

UR – Unreserved

D – Second sitting

C – AC chair car

PC – Pantry car

HCPV – High-capacity parcel van

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian Railway Budget 1997–1998". Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Southern Railways revises train timings". The Hindu. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  3. ^ "10 dead, over 150 injured as Ernakulam-bound Inter City Express derails near Bengaluru". Yahoo India (13 February 2015). Yahoo India. PTI. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ "9 dead as inter-city train derails near Bengaluru". The Hindu (13 February 2015). The Hindu. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  5. ^ "2 Killed, Several Injured as Train Derails Near Tamil Nadu's Hosur". NDTV Convergence Limited (13 February 2015). NDTV Convergence Limited. Press Trust of India. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.