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Chennai Rajdhani Express
चेन्नई राजधानी एक्सप्रेस
சென்னை ராஜதானி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்
AC 3 tier coach of Chennai Rajdhani express
Service type Rajdhani Express
Locale Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi
Current operator(s) Southern Railway
Start Chennai Central
Stops 8
End New Delhi railway station
Distance travelled 2,175 km (1,351 mi)
Average journey time 28 hours 15 minutes
Service frequency Daily (12433)
Daily (12434)[1]
On-board services
Class(es) AC First Class(1A), AC Two Tier(2A), AC Three Tier(3A)
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Received new LHB rakes in 2012
Entertainment facilities Yes(1A)
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 72.23 km/h (44.88 mph) average with halts
Rake sharing
Route map
Indian Railways Chennai Rajdhani Express (interactive map)

The Chennai Rajdhani Express (12433/34) is an important train connecting Chennai to New Delhi. It was first introduced in 1993 and runs twice a week from Delhi and twice from Chennai. The Chennai Rajdhani is a fast alternative to the classic Grand Trunk Express and the modern superfast Tamil Nadu Express. The Chennai Rajdhani covers a distance of 2176 kilometers in 28 hours 10 minutes as compared to 33 hours covered by Tamil Nadu Express and 35 hours taken by Grand Trunk Express.[2] It gets WAP7/WAP4 from SCR's LALLAGUDA electric shed. It shares the record of being the fastest train between Hazrat Nizamuddin and Chennai Central with the Chennai Duronto covering the 2174 km journey in 28 hours and 20 minutes.



The train get highest priority on the Indian railway network and is fully air-conditioned. Passengers are provided with complimentary meals during the journey. Depending on the timings of the train, lunch, high tea, dinner, morning tea, and breakfast are served. The trains offer three classes of accommodation; First Class AC with 2 or 4 berth lockable bedrooms, Second Class AC 2-tier with open system berths (bays of 4 berths + 2 berths on the side) but provided with curtains for privacy, Second Class AC 3-tier (bays of 6 berths + 2 berths on the side) without curtains.

Passengers travelling on the First AC class in this train are treated with luxury. They get their own private cabin, music stereos, scent emitters and a 4 course dinner.

The Chennai Rajdhani Express runs at an average speed of 77.23 km/h,[3][4] and touches a top speed of 130 km/h in the Delhi-Jhansi section of the route. This train now runs with the new LHB rakes, which were introduced in 2012.

Loco LinkEdit

Chennai Rajdhani Express is the Fastest train on Chennai-Delhi sector, and it uses a Lallaguda WAP-7 locomotive end to end.

Coach compositionEdit

This train has 9 AC Three tier,5 AC Two Tier,1 AC First Class,1 pantry car & 2 luggage cum generator coaches taking the total to 18 LHB coaches. It shares its rake with Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express and Secunderabad Rajdhani Express and Madgaon Rajdhani Express

12433 Hazrat Nizamuddin Chennai Central Rajdhani ExpressEdit

Loco EOG H1 A5 A4 A3 A2 A1 PC B8 B7 B6 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1 EOG

12434 Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani ExpressEdit

Loco EOG B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 PC A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 H1 EOG


The 12433 Rajdhani Express leaves Chennai Central in the morning of Friday & Sunday at 06:10 and reaches New Delhi at 10:25 in the morning of the next day.[3] While on the return journey, the 12434 Chennai Rajdhani leaves New Delhi at 15:55 on Wednesday & Friday and reaches Chennai Central at 20:15 in the evening of the next day.[4]



  1. ^ "H Nizamuddin (NZM), Delhi Railway Station". Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chidambaram flags off bi-weekly Chennai-Delhi Duronto Express". The Hindu. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Rajdhani Express - 12433". 
  4. ^ a b "Chennai Rajdhni - 12434". 

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