Shaan-e-Bhopal Express

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Hazrat Nizamuddin - Habibganj 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
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First serviceMay 23, 1999; 21 years ago (1999-05-23)
Current operator(s)West Central Railway zone
StartBhopal Habibganj(HBJ)
EndHazrat Nizamuddin(NZM)
Distance travelled701 kilometres (436 mi)
Average journey time10 hrs 55 mins/10 hrs 10 mins
Train number(s)12155/12156
Rolling stockStandard ICF coaches
Operating speed69 kilometres per hour (43 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 702 kilometres between Bhopal Habibganj railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi in ten hours and fifty-five minutes (10 hours 55 minutes) and in return journey covers the same distance in 10 hours 10 minutes (10 hours 10 mins). 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 702 km from Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Habibganj, Bhopal


As the route is fully electrified, it is hauled by a Tughlakabad based WAP 7 locomotive end to end.


The train is hauled by a Tuglakabad 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 train also has special facility of mini pantry and library for the people and is beautifully decorated with photos of heritage sites and also has coach fresheners .The train is very well known for its punctuality, speed and maintenance.

Coach CompositionEdit

Loco HCP SLR GS GS S11 S10 S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 B4 B3 B2 B1 A2 A1 H1 GS GS SLR


  1. ^ "ISO certificate". Retrieved 5 April 2007.

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