Suryanagri Express

The 12479 / 12480 Suryanagri Express is a Superfast train running between the Indian cities of Jodhpur and Bandra Terminus, Mumbai. It initially plied between Jodhpur and Ahmedabad as the 4845/46 Suryanagri Express. In the 2002/03 railway budget its operation was extended to Bandra Terminus, Mumbai for four days a week. Later it became a daily train between Jodhpur and Bandra Terminus and was renumbered to 12479/12480.

Suryanagri Express
Overview
Service typeExpress
LocaleMaharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan
First service16 August 1998; 24 years ago (1998-08-16)
Current operator(s)North Western Railways
Route
TerminiJodhpur Junction (JU)
Bandra Terminus (BDTS)
Stops16
Distance travelled936.8 km (582 mi)
Average journey time16 hours 50 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12479 / 12480
On-board services
Class(es)AC First Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering
E-catering
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesYes
Technical
Rolling stockICF coach
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed110 km/h (68 mph) maximum,
57 km/h (35 mph) average including halts
Route map
Suryanagri Express (Bandra - Jodhpur) Route map.jpg

It operates as train number 12479 from Jodhpur to Bandra Terminus and as train number 12480 in the reverse direction.[1][2]

CoachesEdit

The train has standard ICF rakes with a max speed of 110 kmph. The train consists of 24 coaches:

As with most train services in India, coach composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

ServiceEdit

12479 Jodhpur–Bandra Terminus Suryanagri Express covers a distance of 936.8 kilometers in 16 hours 50 mins (55.54 km/hr) and in 17 hours 00 mins as the 12480 Bandra Terminus–Jodhpur Suryanagri Express (55.00 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is more than 55 km/h (34 mph), the fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Route & HaltsEdit

The 12479/12480 Suryanagri Express runs from Jodhpur Junction via Luni Junction, Marwar Junction, Rani, Falna, Jawai Bandh, Pindwara, Abu Road, Palanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad Junction, Vadodara, Surat, Borivali to Bandra Terminus.

Rake sharingEdit

RSA with 22481/22482 Jodhpur–Delhi Sarai Rohilla Superfast Express

TractionEdit

Prior to the Western Railway switching to the AC traction, the 12479/12480 Suryanagri Express would be hauled by a WCAM-1 or WCAM-2/2P engine of Valsad shed from Bandra Terminus up to Ahmedabad Junction after which it would get a WDP-4 from the Bhagat Ki Kothi shed until Jodhpur.

Since the Western Railway switched over to AC traction in February 2012, the 12479/12480 Suryanagri Express is now hauled by a WAP-5 / WAP-4E / WAP-7 from the Vadodara shed until Ahmedabad Junction after which a WDP-4 / WDP-4B / WDP-4D from the Bhagat Ki Kothi shed takes over and hauls the train to Jodhpur.

Image galleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "12479/Jodhpur - Bandra Terminus Suryanagari Superfast Express". India Rail Info.
  2. ^ "12480/Bandra Terminus - Jodhpur Suryanagari Superfast Express". India Rail Info.