Fastest CSMT-Madgaon "Runtime": Vande Bharat Provides "Go Goa Gone" from Mumbai in 7 hours and 50 minutes
The Mumbai-Goa Vande Bharat will travel the 586 kilometres between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal (CSMT) and Madgaon at an average speed of 75 kmph, taking 7 hours and 50 minutes on each side.
The railway, which will be officially opened on Saturday, will stop at seven commercial locations: Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Khed, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, and Thivim. Moreover, there will be a technical stop at Roha where boarding and deboarding are prohibited.
About at 11:00 am, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will signal the departure of this train. With this, India will have a total of 19 operating Vande Bharat trains.
According to the official records, this eight-coach train will depart from CSMT at 5.25 am and arrive in Madgoan at 1.15 pm during the non-monsoon season. It will depart from Madgaon at 2.35 pm and arrive at CSMT at 10.25 pm on the return trip.
According to the ministry, the train will have a sectional speed of up to 120 kmph.
"On the CSMT-Diva segment, the sectional speed will be 105 kmph, and on the Diva-Roha stretch, it will be 110 kmph. Both of these are part of Central Railways. The sectional speed on the Konkan Railway's Roha-Madgaon line will be 120 kmph, the ministry claimed.
On all days but Friday, it will be open. The commercial run will take a bit longer than the trial run, which the train completed in about seven hours, according to a ministry official.