Sapt Kranti Express

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Sapt Kranti Superfast Express
Service type Superfast
Locale Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi
First service Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Last service Anand Vihar Terminal
Current operator(s) East Central Railway
Start Muzaffarpur Junction
Stops 14
End Anand Vihar Terminal
Distance travelled 1,060 km (660 mi)
Average journey time 19 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12557 / 12558
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Other facilities Wifi facility in AC 1 Tier Coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 58 km/h (36 mph) average with halts

The Sapt Kranti Express is a superfast train service of Indian Railways running between Muzaffarpur Railway Station and Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station. Its inaugural run was on July 1, 2002. Its start was changed from New Delhi Railway Station to Anand Vihar Terminal from December 2, 2010.[1] It is designated by Train nos. 12557 UP and 12558 DN.[2] Major stops are Motihari, Bettiah, Narkatiaganj, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Moradabad.[3] In July 2002 it became the first broad gauge superfast train to pass through Champaran districts. The train has its name based on the Sapt Kranti movement led by Ram Manohar Lohia. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Train.[4][5]

Rake/Coach Composition[edit]

Loco-SLR-GEN-GEN-H1-A1-A2-B2-B1-PC-S12-S11-S10-S9-S8-S7-S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-GEN-GEN-SLR=24 Coach train hauled by Locomotive BGKT WDP-4 / WDP4B / WDP4D.


This train runs daily and covers a distance of 1060 km. The classes of coaches are Ist AC, IInd AC, IIIrd AC, Sleeper, IInd Class Unreserved and a pantry car. This train is generally reserved well ahead of its departure dates.[6]

Places of Interest on its Route[edit]