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Pushpak Express :

The 12533/12534 Pushpak Express is a Superfast express train belonging to Indian Railways that run between Lucknow Junction and Mumbai in India. It operates as train number 12533 from Lucknow Junction to Mumbai CST and as train number 12534 in the reverse direction.

It is named after the mythological flying chariot Pushpak which is mentioned as the chariot of Ravana.

The 12533/12534 Pushpak Express presently has 1 AC 1st Class cum AC 2 tier, 1 AC 2 tier, 2 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class, 6 General Unreserved coaches & 1 Pantry Car.

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

The 12533/12534 Pushpak Express covers the distance of 1426 kilometres in 24 hours 20 mins (58.60 km/hr) and 1428 km in 24 hours 20 mins as 12534 Pushpak Express (58.68 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is more than 55 km/hr, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Prior June 2014, it was hauled by 3 locomotives during its journey. A WDM 3A locomotive from either Lucknow or Jhansi shed hauled the train from Lucknow Junction to Jhansi Junction after which a Bhusaval based WAP 4 hauled the train until Igatpuri following which a WCAM 3 powered the train for the remainder of the journey until Mumbai CST.

With progressive electrification of the Lucknow - Jhansi sector, Bhusaval based WAP 4 began hauling the train until from Lucknow Junction to Igatpuri following which a WCAM 3 took over for the remainder of the journey until Mumbai CST.

With Central Railway completing the change over of 1500V DC traction to 25000V AC traction on 06 June 2015, this train is now hauled end to end by Bhusaval based WAP 4 locomotive.
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