The 12655 / 12656 Navjeevan Express is a Superfast Express train belonging to Southern Railways that runs between Ahmedabad Junction and Chennai Central. It is currently being operated with 12655/12656 train numbers on a daily basis. From November 2, 2019, it runs with highly refurbished LHB coaches.
|Service type||Superfast Express|
|First service||6 April 1978|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railways|
|Termini||Ahmedabad Junction (ADI)|
Chennai Central (MAS)
|Distance travelled||1,892 km (1,176 mi)|
|Average journey time||31 hours 50 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12655 / 12656|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper class, General Unreserved|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Rolling stock||LHB coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) |
|Operating speed||58 km/h (36 mph) average including halts|
It operates as train number 12655 from Ahmedabad Junction to Chennai Central and as train number 12656 in the reverse direction, serving the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
It was introduced in 1978 to run between Madras Beach and Ahmedabad Junction on a weekly basis. Originally numbered as 145/146, it departed Madras Beach at 06:00 on Tuesdays and arrived Ahmedabad Junction the next day at 17:30. On its return lap, it departed Ahmedabad Junction on Thursdays at 06:50, and reached Madras Beach the next evening at 19:50.
Route and haltsEdit
Coach composition and positionEdit
- 1 AC First cum AC Two Tier
- 1 AC II Tier
- 5 AC III Tier
- 1 Pantry car
- 10 Sleeper coaches
- 2 General Unreserved
- 2 End-on Generator cars (EOG)
|Train number||Station code||Departure station||Departure time||Frequency||Arrival station||Arrival time|
|12655||ADI||Ahmedabad Junction||21:35||Daily||Chennai Central||05:00|
|12656||MAS||Chennai Central||10:10||Daily||Ahmedabad Junction||18:00|
- "Railway Budget speech 1979-80" (PDF). www.indianrailways.gov.in. Ministry of Railways. 20 February 1979.
- "Train Schedule of NAVJEEVAN EXP (12655) with Availability, Fare Calculator, Rake Information, Route Map, Live Running Status and Running History : Etrain.info".
- "12655/Navjeevan SF Express (PT)". India Rail Info.
- "12656/Navjeevan SF Express (PT)". India Rail Info.
- Navjeevan Express (12655) Time-Table
- Navjeevan Express (12656) Time-Table
- Navjivan Express Time-Table India Rail Info