Indian Railways to add two Vistadome coaches in Mumbai Central -Gandhinagar Shatabdi Express
Indian Railways' Western Railway(WR) zone has said that in view of the overwhelming response received to the Vista dome coaches attached to Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Shatabdi Express in the last one month on experimental basis, Western Railway has now decided to permanently augment two Vista Dome coaches in the train with effect from 17 May.
Train No. 12009/10 Mumbai Central - Gandhinagar Capital Shatabdi Express will be permanently augmented with two Vistadome coaches from 17 May.
The Vistadome coach having a seating capacity of 44 passengers per coach, provides an enhanced travelling experience to the passengers and has features that include large glass windows, glass roofs, rotating seats, and an observation lounge, so passengers can witness breath-taking glimpses.
The Shatabdi Express is the second train on the Western Railway to be attached with a Vistadome coach, and its first train from Mumbai to have the coach with a panoramic view. On the Central Railway, the Deccan Express on the Mumbai-Pune route and some other trains departing from Mumbai are being run with Vistadome coaches. As per a release issued by the Western Railway, the Vistadome coach, with large glass windows and roof for panoramic view, will provide an enhanced travelling experience to passengers.
"The Vistadome coach has large glass windows, glass roof, rotating seats and an observation lounge, so passengers can catch breathtaking views," Thakur said. The coach has the capacity to seat 44 passengers and can be booked at PRS counters and IRCTC website from April 9, he said.
Train No 12009 Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Shatabdi Express departs from Mumbai Central at 06.10 hrs and reaches Gandhinagar Capital at 13.40 hrs on the same day. Similarly, in the return direction Train No 12010 Gandhinagar Capital – Mumbai Central Shatabdi Express departs from Gandhinagar Capital at 14.20 hrs to arrive Mumbai Central on the same day at 21.45 hrs.