|Service type||Superfast Express|
|First service||14 April 2000|
|Current operator(s)||Eastern Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,589 km (987 mi)|
|Average journey time||29 hours 05 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12327 / 12328|
|Class(es)||AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, 2nd Class seating|
|Observation facilities||Rake sharing with 12369/12370 Kumbha Express|
|Rolling stock||ICF Coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||110 km/h (68 mph) maximum, |
55 km/h (34 mph) average including halts
The 12327 / 12328 Upasana Express is a Superfast Express train belonging to Indian Railways - Eastern Railway zone that runs between Howrah Junction and Dehradun in India.
It operates as train number 12327 from Howrah Junction to Dehradun and as train number 12328 in the reverse direction serving the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand and is one of two trains that connect Howrah & Dehradun, the other train being the 13009 / 10 Doon Express.
The 12327/12328 Upasana Express presently has 1 AC 2 tier, 3 AC 3 tier, 7 Sleeper Class Car, 3 General Unreserved & 2 SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) coaches. It has a Pantry car coach.
As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.
The 12327/12328 Upasana Express covers the distance of 1587 kilometres in 29hours 00 mins (54.72 km/hr) in both directions.
Its fare includes a superfast surcharge.
The 12327/12328 Upasana Express runs from Howrah via Asansol, Madhupur, Jasidih, Jhajha, Kiul, Mokama, Patna Junction, Buxar, Dildarnagar, Mughalsarai Junction, Varanasi, Sultanpur, Lucknow Charbagh, Bareilly, Moradabad, Haridwar to Dehradun.
As the route is fully electrified, it is hauled by a Howrah based WAP 4 / WAP 7 locomotive from Howrah to Dehradun and vice versa.
The train shares its rake with 12369/12370 Kumbha Express.