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Shaan-e-Bhopal Express

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Bhopal Express (also Shaan-e-Bhopal) is a daily superfast train service, connecting Bhopal, the Capital of Madhya Pradesh, India and New Delhi. It has the distinction of being the fastest 'non-Shatabdi', 'non-Rajdhani' and 'non- Sampark Kranti' train in India. The Shaan - E - Bhopal Express is the prestigious, one of the "first" ISO 9002 certified train of India, having high security features and high priority on the Indian Railways.

Shaan-e-Bhopal Express
Bhopal express cropped 2014-06-20 22-49.JPG
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Start Bhopal Habibganj
Stops 8
End Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 700 kilometres (430 mi)
Average journey time 10 hrs 55 mins
Train number(s) 12155/12156
Operating speed 67 kilometres per hour (42 mph) (Avg.)
Route map
Hazrat Nizamuddin
Delhi - Uttar Pradesh border
Agra Cantonment
Uttar Pradesh - Madhya Pradesh border
Gwalior Junction
Madhya Pradesh - Uttar Pradesh border
Jhansi Junction
Uttar Pradesh - Madhya Pradesh border
Bina Junction
Ganj Basoda
Bhopal Junction

It covers the distance of 700 kilometres between Bhopal Habibganj railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi in ten hours and fifty-five minutes (10 hours 45 minutes approx.). Due to its convenient timings, it is a highly preferred train for passengers commuting to and from Bhopal and Nizamuddin (Delhi).


Train no 12155 (Down) departs Habibganj, Bhopal and reaches Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi the following morning.

The return journey train 12156 (Up) departs Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi and reaches Habibganj, Bhopal the following morning. The train travels 701 km from Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Habibganj, Bhopal


As the route is fully electrified, following locos hauls the train end to end: 1.HBJ TO NZM:wap7 gzb or wap-4 from itarsi shed. 2.NZM TO HBJ:WAP-7 GZB/LGD or WAP-4 from itarsi shed



The train is hauled by a Ghaziabad WAP 7 locomotive. Bhopal Express is India's first ISO 9000-2001 certified train.[1]

Its AC First Class, AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier coach as well as the Sleeper coaches are GPS enabled and provide information such as current train speed, distance to final destination, distance to next stop, stoppage station name and timing performance on an LCD display. (The new coaches in Duronto trains are also GPS-enabled and provide the same information.)

Coach Composition 12155Edit

 L(Engine)  SLR  GS  GS  S11 S10 S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 B4 B3 B2 B1 A2 A1 H1 GS GS SLR

Coach Composition 12156Edit

 L(Engine)  SLR  GS  GS H1 A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B4 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11  GS GS SLR


  1. ^ "ISO certificate". Retrieved 2007-04-05. 

External linksEdit

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