Goa Express is pehaps the only daily train to link New Delhi. Its timings are very convenient for Goans.
Operated on 'Daily' basis.
'2779UP' 'Vasco-Da-Gama' -> 'Hazrat Nizamuddin' - 'GOA EXPRESS'
'2780DN' 'Hazrat Nizamuddin' -> 'Vasco-Da-Gama' - GOA EXPRESS
The train was introduced long back in around 1987AD'Actual Dates Needed'.
2). A set of Meter Gauge trains in the name of 7805/7806 GOMANTAK EXPRESS, 7897/7898 - Old MG MANDOVI EXPRESS operated between Miraj and Vasco-Da-Gama used to connect Broad Gauge Goa Express at Miraj Junction.
3). The Old numbers of then Goa Express were
2479DN Miraj- Hazrat Nizamuddin - Goa Express
2480UP Hazrat Nizamuddin - Miraj - Goa Express
During this era, the train was organized by Northern Railway, Delhi Division.
2779UP Londa - H.Nizamuddin - Goa Express
2780DN H.Nizamuddin - Londa - Goa Express
5). The simultaneous Gauge Conversion between Vijayawada-Guntakal-Hubli-Marmugao progressed and the train was extended from Londa Junction to Castle-Rock in Karwar District of Karnataka and finally the train was Terminated at Vasco-Da-Gama of Goa in the mid of 1997-1998AD.
6). South Western Railway became operational in 2004AD and the train is presently operated by Hubli Division. Hubli Division is Recognized by "73XX" series of Indian Railway Numbering and thus the train bears the same number as 2723/2724 Andhra Pradesh Express.
Goa Express was introduced long before Konkan Railways become operational. Thus the train routes via, Madgaon, Londa,Belgaum, Miraj, Sangli,Satara,Pune,Daund,Manmad,Bhusawal,Khandwa,Itarsi, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, and Agra.
'Train Covers a distance of 2197 kilometers in 39 Hours and 25 Minutes approximately from Vasco-da-gama to Nizamuddin'
Stoppages as on August 2007 of 2779 Vasco-H.Nizamuddin 2780, Goa Express are
Madgaon, Sanvordem Church, Kulem, Castle Rock, Londa, Belgaum, Ghatprabha, Raybag, Miraj, Sangli, Karad, Satara, Pune, Daund, Ahmednagar, Belapur, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra, and Mathura before terminating at Hajrat Nizamuddin.
While in its return Journey 2780 Goa Express stops at Uruli near Pune.
Luggage Cum Break Van - 1
General or Second - 2
Sleeper - 10
AC 2 Tier - 2
AC 3 Tier - 3
7305/7306 Hubli-Hazrat Nizamuddin Goa Link Express
with 2 Sleeper Coaches,1 AC 3 Tier, 1 AC 2 Tier and 1 Second Sitting and 1 Breakvan.
Both Diesel and Electric Locomotives are used.
Train Reverses its direction 3 times
@ Londa Junction
@ Pune Junction
@ Daund Junction