Please avoid this train & keep it as a last resort. The train is SF for namesake.
1. Is always late by minimum 4 hours & maximum 7 hours by the time it reaches Mumbai
2. Has got almost no priority over any of the trains
3. Has many unscheduled stoppages
agree..i took this train from bhopal to LTT while returning from diwali vacation..it reached more then 3 hr 15 min late to bhopal and reached LTT almost 4 hour late (i was got down at thane around 7:15 AM)..unfortunately next week again i have to take this train from bhopal , because i have no other option available (least waiting list for AC-2 only in this train which have more chances of getting confirm, and i have to travel with my 1 yr kid). Although i will try for Udyog Nagari Exp (for tatkal),
Try Udyog Nagari... It runs on time compared to SLN-LTT SF Exp... If you're traveling with your kid, better to avoid SLN-LTT SF Exp... Best of luck for Tatkal!
yes, hoping to get tatkal (which is noting short of Achievement, courtesy IRCTC)
I traveled from Manmad Jn. to Lucknow NR. It was approximately 1 Hours 30 Minutes Late. However, Bhopal it reached on Time. On the Contrary, at Manmad Jn. Railway Station it arrived 2 Hours Late from LTT.
The Main Reason for getting Late, is the Jhansi to Kanpur Railway Track. Though Doubling + Electrification is in progress, but still it is a long way to go. Only Jhansi to Ait Jn. Work is in Full Speed. From Ait Jn. upto Bhimsen Jn. it is still Single Track.