Venkatadri Express

The 12797 / 12798 Venkatadri Express is a Superfast train belonging to Indian Railways, connecting Kacheguda in Hyderabad (Telangana) to Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.[1][2][3]

Venkatadri Express
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Venkatadri Express
Service typeExpress
LocaleTelangana & Andhra Pradesh
First service19 May 1975; 47 years ago (1975-05-19)
Current operator(s)South Central Railways
TerminiKacheguda (KCG)
Chittoor (CTO)
Distance travelled709 km (441 mi)
Average journey time12 hrs 50 min
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12797 / 12798
On-board services
Class(es)First AC, Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering, E-catering
Other facilitiesBelow the seats
Rolling stockICF coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed55 km/h (34 mph) average including halts
Route map
Venkatadri Express Route map

Route & HaltsEdit

Loco linkEdit

Both trains are hauled by a Guntakal-based WDM-3A / WDM-3D twins or Gooty-based WDP-4D diesel locomotive from Kacheguda to Chittoor and vice versa.


  1. ^ "Train Name Index" (PDF). Portal of Indian Railways. p. 15. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 31 December 2006. Archived from the original on 3 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Drunk gangmen removed fish plates in Gooty". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013.