Dehradun Shatabdi Express
The 12017/12018 Dehradun Shatabdi Express is a super fast express train of Shatabdi class belonging to Indian Railways that runs between New Delhi and Dehradun in India. It is a daily service. It operates as train number 12017 from New Delhi to Dehradun and as train number 12018 in the reverse direction.
|Service type||Shatabdi Express|
|Current operator(s)||Northern Railway zone|
|Distance travelled||315 km (196 mi)|
|Average journey time||5 hours 47 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12017 / 12018|
|Class(es)||Executive Chair Car, AC Chair Car|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||105 km/h (65 mph) maximum |
63.39 km/h (39 mph), including halts
The Dehradun Shatabdi generally has two AC 1st Class coach, 10 AC Chair Car coaches, two luggage cum generator coaches. The train runs with the Linke-Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches. The number of coaches is changed as per the demand on the train. There is no pantry car but catering is arranged on board.
It is among the fastest train on the Delhi – Dehradun sector along with the 12205/06 Dehradun AC Express & 12055/56 Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express. It covers the distance of 315 kilometres in 5 hours 50 mins as 12017 Shatabdi Express (63.00 km/hr) & 5 hours 45 mins as 12018 Shatabdi Express (63.78 km/hr) .
On return, the 12018 Dehradun Shatabdi Express leaves Dehradun every day at 16:55 hrs IST and reaches the New Delhi at 22:50 hrs IST. Being a Shatabdi, it returns to its originating station, New Delhi, at the end of the day.