Upasana Express
Overview
Service typeSuperfast Express
First service14 April 2000
Current operator(s)Eastern Railways
Route
StartHowrah (HWH)
Stops17
EndDehradun (DDN)
Distance travelled1,589 km (987 mi)
Average journey time29 hours 05 minutes
Service frequencyBi-weekly
Train number(s)12327 / 12328
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, 2nd Class seating
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Observation facilitiesRake sharing with 12369/12370 Kumbha Express
Technical
Rolling stockICF Coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed110 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.

Coaches

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.

Service

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.

Routeing

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.

Traction

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.

Timings

Rake Sharing

The train shares its rake with 12369/12370 Kumbha Express.

References