The 17481 / 17482 Bilaspur–Tirupati Express is an Express train belonging to South Coast Railway zone that runs between Bilaspur Junction and Tirupati in India. It is currently being operated with 17481/17482 train numbers on bi-weekly basis.
|First service||3 July 2005|
|Current operator(s)||South Coast Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,404 km (872 mi)|
|Average journey time||30h 30m|
|Train number(s)||17481 / 17482|
|Class(es)||AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||On-board catering |
|Observation facilities||Rake sharing with 17479/17480 Puri–Tirupati Express|
|Rolling stock||ICF coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||46 km/h (29 mph) average including halts|
The 17481/Bilaspur–Tirupati Express has an average speed of 46 km/hr and covers 1404 km in 30h 30m. The 17482/Tirupati–Bilaspur Express has an average speed of 45 km/hr and covers 1404 km in 31h 10m.
Route & HaltsEdit
The important halts of the train are:
The train has standard ICF rakes with max speed of 110 kmph. The train consists of 16 coaches :
- 1 AC II Tier
- 2 AC III Tier
- 6 Sleeper Coaches
- 5 General
- 2 Seating cum Luggage Rake
Both trains are hauled by a Visakhapatnam-based WAP-4 / WAP-7 locomotive from Bilaspur to Visakhapatnam. From Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada it is hauled by WDM-3D / WDM-3A of Guntakal / Visakhapatnam shed and from Vijayawada to Tirupati both trains are hauled by a Vijayawada-based WAP-4 / WAG-5P electric locomotive and vice versa.
The train reverses its direction 2 times:
The train shares its rake with 17479/17480 Puri–Tirupati Express.
- "Rain effect: several trains rescheduled". The Hindu. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
- HEAVY RAIN CAUSING FLOOD SITUATION AFFECTED TRAIN SERVICES IN RAYAGADA-TITILAGARH RAILWAY SECTION
- Trains Cancelled/Short Terminated/Diverted/Rescheduled
- Dredging harbour at Antarvedi to improve road connectivity