Bilaspur–Tirupati Express

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.[1][2][3][4]

Bilaspur–Tirupati Express
Overview
Service typeExpress
First service3 July 2005; 16 years ago (2005-07-03)
Current operator(s)South Coast Railways
Route
TerminiBilaspur (BSP)
Tirupati (TPTY)
Stops63
Distance travelled1,404 km (872 mi)
Average journey time30h 30m
Service frequencyBi-weekly
Train number(s)17481 / 17482
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsNo
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering
E-catering
Observation facilitiesRake sharing with 17479/17480 Puri–Tirupati Express
Baggage facilitiesNo
Technical
Rolling stockICF coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed46 km/h (29 mph) average including halts
Route map
(Bilaspur - Tirupathi) Express Route map.jpg

ServiceEdit

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:

Coach compositionEdit

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

TractionEdit

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.

Direction reversalEdit

The train reverses its direction 2 times:

Rake sharingEdit

The train shares its rake with 17479/17480 Puri–Tirupati Express.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rain effect: several trains rescheduled". The Hindu. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  2. ^ HEAVY RAIN CAUSING FLOOD SITUATION AFFECTED TRAIN SERVICES IN RAYAGADA-TITILAGARH RAILWAY SECTION
  3. ^ Trains Cancelled/Short Terminated/Diverted/Rescheduled
  4. ^ Dredging harbour at Antarvedi to improve road connectivity

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