Intercity Express (Indian Railways)

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The Intercity Express is the express-train service in India which connects major railway junctions and state capitals.


The trains are less expensive than other express trains, and usually reach their destinations within 5–6 hours. They usually complete a round trip in a day, returning to the origin station at night and using only a single rake. Generally, they have only sitting accommodations and a pantry car. Intercity Express trains run daily, except:

  • Indore - Jabalpur Intercity Express, three days a week
  • Bhopal - Gwalior Intercity Express, five days a week
  • Indore - Hazrat Nizamuddin Intercity Express, which takes 11 hours to cover the 550 kilometres (340 mi) route. This train uses two rakes and also has unreserved, sleeper service and three coach classes.
  • Bangalore-Ernakulam intercity express also uses 2 rakes
  • Coimbatore - Mangalore Intercity Express uses 2 rakes and which is shared with Ernad Express
  • Haldibari-Kolkata Intercity Express runs Tri-Weekly covering 630 km in 11 hours 10 minutes. It has Chair Car & AC Chair Car Coaches. The train is Superfast in Nature
  • Katihar-Patna Intercity runs Except Sunday

Train names[edit]

The following trains are intercity-express trains, but have different names:


Intercity Express routes are (round-trip, unless noted):

See also[edit]