Raptisagar Express

The Raptisagar Express is a Express which runs tri-weekly/weekly between Kochuveli/Ernakulam Junction and Gorakhpur/Barauni in India. This train goes via the cities of Kollam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Chennai Central, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Gonda and Basti. The current operator of the train is North Eastern Railway zone/East Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. It is the 10th longest train service of Indian Railways.

Raptisagar Express /Kochuveli-Gorakhpur Express
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Overview
First serviceFebruary 15, 2001; 21 years ago (2001-02-15) (extended to Thiruvananthapuram Central)[1]
Current operator(s)North Eastern Railway zone of Indian Railways
Route
TerminiThiruvananthapuram
Gorakhpur
Stops60
Distance travelled3,248 km (2,018 mi)
Average journey time57 hours 05 minutes
Service frequencyTri-weekly
Train number(s)12511 / 12512
On-board services
Class(es)First AC, 2 Tier AC, 3 Tier AC, Sleeper Class, General
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Rolling stockLoco: WAP-4/WAP-7
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speedAverage: 55 km/hr Maximum speed: 110 Km/hr
Route map
Raptisagar Express (Gorakhpur - Trivandrum) Route map.jpg
Raptisagar Express /Ernakulam-Barauni Express
Raptisagar Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Current operator(s)East Central Railway zone of Indian Railways
Route
TerminiErnakulam Junction
Barauni
Stops63
Distance travelled3,436 km (2,135 mi)
Average journey time62 hours
Service frequencyWeekly
Train number(s)12521 / 12522
On-board services
Class(es)First AC ,2 Tier AC ,3 Tier AC,Sleeper Class,General
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Rolling stockLoco: WAP-4
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

Both trains run more than 3200 km per service.

Name of the trainEdit

The name "Raptisagar" is given to the train as the train connects the cities Thiruvananthapuram/Cochin which is situated near the Arabian Sea and Gorakhpur/Barauni from where Rapti river flows.

Coach compositionEdit

This train has 24 coach cars which includes Second AC and Third AC compartments being air conditioned.

Running daysEdit

12511 – Starts from Gorakhpur Junction every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday at 6:35 hrs and reaches Kochuveli on Day 3 at 17:20 hrs.

12512 – Starts from Kochuveli every Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:15 hrs and reaches Gorakhpur Junction on Day 3 at 15:20 hrs

Train reverse at Chennai Central

LOCO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
LOCO SLR GEN GEN GEN S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 PC B1 B2 A1 HA1 GEN GEN GEN SLR

ScheduleEdit

The train (12512/12522) leaves Kochuveli/Ernakulam Junction at 6.15/10.15 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday/Friday to reach Gorakhpur/Barauni at 3.10/11.50 PM on the 3rd day. The return train (12511/12521) leaves Gorakhpur/Barauni at 6.35 AM/ 11 PM on Thursday, Friday and Sunday/Monday to reach Kochuveli/Ernakulam Junction at 5.15/1 PM on the 3rd/4th day. The train has an average speed of about 58 km/h during its journey.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Netravati and Raptisagar Express trains extended to capital". The Hindu. 18 January 2001.[dead link]