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Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express

Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi (Hindi: लखनऊ स्वर्ण शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस) is one of the Shatabdi Express trains operated by Indian Railways that connects the capital of India; New Delhi to state capital of Uttar Pradesh; Lucknow.

Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express
लखनऊ स्वर्ण शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस
Service type Shatabdi Express
Locale Delhi & Uttar Pradesh
Current operator(s) Northern Railway of
Indian Railways
Stops 5 Including Kanpur Central
Distance travelled 513 Kilometers
Average journey time 6 hours 30 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12003 & 12004
On-board services
Class(es) A.C. First Class Chair Car
A.C. Chair Car
Seating arrangements Chair Car
Sleeping arrangements Not Available
Catering facilities Vegetarian Food
Non-Vegetarian Food
Jain Food
Baggage facilities Overhead Luggage Shelves
Rolling stock Alstom LHB Coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed Maximum: 130 KMPH
Average: 80 KMPH
Route map
(New Delhi - Lucknow) Swarna Shatabdi Express Route map.jpg



This train is a Swarna category Shatabdi Express train, Swarna is a sanskrit word meaning Gold.
Swarna Shatabdi means that it will cater better amenities to passengers and also generates better revenue for Indian Railways as compared to other Shatabdi Express trains. Not every train in Indian Railways carries Swarna tag.
Also, it is the second fastest Shatabdi Express after Bhopal Shatabdi.


Earlier this train used to run between Kanpur Central and New Delhi non stop, a 435 km stretch.[1] After the gauge conversion in 1993, it was extended to and also halted at Aligarh. Later on, it was also given halt at Ghaziabad and Etawah.


Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi has been awarded the ISO certification. Efforts are now on to increase the speed of the Lucknow Shatabdi and bring it on par with the Agra - Delhi stretch of the Bhopal Shatabdi.


Swarna Shatabdi ExpressEdit

12003 - Lucknow Junction railway station to New Delhi

Station Code Station Name Arrival Departure
LJN Lucknow Junction (LJN) Starting Station 15:35
CNB Kanpur Central 16:50 16:55
ETW Etawah 18:09 18:11
TDL Tundla Junction 19:20 19:22
ALJN Aligarh Junction 20:08 20:10
GZB Ghaziabad Junction 21:33 21:35
NDLS New Delhi 22:15 Destination Station

12004 - New Delhi to Lucknow Junction (LJN)

Station Code Station Name Arrival Departure
NDLS New Delhi Starting Station 06:10
GZB Ghaziabad Junction 06:48 06:50
ALJN Aligarh Junction 07:50 07:52
TDL Tundla Junction 08:49 08:51
ETW Etawah 09:42 09:44
CNB Kanpur Central 11:20 11:25
LJN Lucknow Junction (LJN) 12:40 Destination Station

Temporary coaches that may/may not be attached depending on demand. Coach Compositions are as follows-

  • 12003- LOCO-EOG-C16-C15-C14-C13-C12-C11-C10-C9-C8-C7-C6-C5-C4-C3-C2-C1-E2-E1-EOG.
  • 12004- LOCO-EOG-E1-E2-C1-C2-C3-C4-C5-C6-C7-C8-C9-C10-C11-C12-C13-C14-C15-C16-EOG.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "[IRFCA] Indian Railways FAQ: Trivia". Retrieved 2018-03-20. 

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