Shramjeevi Superfast Express

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The 12391 / 12392 Shramjeevi Superfast Express is a daily superfast express train of Indian Railways, running between Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, and New Delhi, the capital city of India. Previously it was running between Patna and New Delhi, later extended to Rajgir. This is the fastest train (12392) between Ghaziabad and Moradabad covers journey only in 2 hours The name Shramjeevi signifies the employee/worker, dependent on physical/mental labour (Shram) for their livelihood (Jeevi).

Shramjeevi Superfast Express
Service typeSuperfast
LocaleDelhi, Uttar Pradesh & Bihar
First service2 October 1990; 33 years ago (1990-10-02)
Current operator(s)East Central Railways
TerminiRajgir (RGD)
New Delhi (NDLS)
Distance travelled1,102 km (685 mi)
Average journey time20 hours 45 mins
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12391 / 12392
On-board services
Class(es)AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Other facilitiesBelow the seats
Rolling stockLHB coach
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed53 km/h (33 mph) average with halts

History edit

  • The train was first introduced between Patna Junction (PNBE) and New Delhi (NDLS) on 2 October 1991 (Gandhi Jayanti).
  • Later Nalanda Express run in between Rajgir (RGD) and New Delhi (NDLS), which use to attach/detach with Shramjeevi Express at Patna Junction.
  • Now whole rake runs between Rajgir (RGD) and New Delhi (NDLS), as Shramjeevi Express.
  • Earlier the train belonged to Northern Railway with serial no as 2401/2402, now Rake belongs to East Central Railway, with serial number exchanged with Magadh Express.
  • One of the few Indian Railways train used to be hauled by twin WDM-2 loco, now been replaced by WAP-4 or WAP-7.

Numbers and times edit

  • Train No. 12391 departs from Rajgir daily at 08:00 AM to arrive New Delhi at 04:45 AM next day; covering 1103 km in 20 hrs and 45 minutes
  • Train No. 12392 departs from New Delhi daily at 01:10 PM to arrive Rajgir at 10:30 AM next day; covering 1103 km in 21:20 hrs

Route and halts edit

The train runs from Rajgir via Nalanda, Bakhtiyarpur Junction, Patna Sahib, Patna Junction, Danapur, Ara, Buxar, Gahmar, Dumraon, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction, Varanasi, Sultanpur, Lucknow Charbagh, Shahjahanpur, Bareilly, Moradabad, Ghaziabad to New Delhi.

Coach composition edit

The train generally consists of a total number of 22 LHB coach as follows:

  • 1 AC First Class
  • 2 AC II Tier
  • 6 AC III Tier
  • 1 Pantry Car
  • 6 Sleeper Class
  • 4 General Compartment
  • 1 EoG cum Brake/Luggage van
  • 1 SLR

Traction edit

Both trains are hauled by a Ghaziabad Loco Shed based WAP-7 electric locomotive from end to end.

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