Wednesday, 9 December 2015

New Mumbai-Goa double-decker Shatabdi launched

A holiday to Goa is about to become a cakewalk for Mumbaikars as a new air-conditioned double-decker train between Mumbai and Madgaon in Goa has been introduced. The inaugural service of this tri-weekly Shatabdi train was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu this weekend. The train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus station in Mumbai at 5.30 am and will reach Madgaon station at 7.30 pm the same day. On its return journey, the train will depart from Madgaon at 6.00 am and will reach Mumbai at 7.10 pm the same day.
From Mumbai, the train will run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while from Madgaon, it will be available every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The train will have a seating capacity of 120 passengers in each of its eight compartments, and will halt at Thane, Panvel, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, Sawantwadi, Thivim and Karmali stations.
Some of the other double-decker trains currently operating in India are:
Lucknow-Anand Vihar Double Decker Express (Sundays and Fridays)
Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad AC Double Decker Express (Monday to Saturday)
Jaipur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express (All days)
Guntur-Kacheguda AC Double Decker Express (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Tirupati-Kacheguda AC Double Decker Express (Sundays and Thursdays)
Chennai-Bengaluru AC Double Decker Express (All days)
The above information has been sourced from