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|Service type||Superfast Express|
|Locale||Andhra Pradesh, Telangana|
|Current operator(s)||South Central Railways|
|Distance travelled||351 km (218 mi)|
|Average journey time||5 hrs 35 min for both
upwards and downwards journey
|Train number(s)||12713 / 12714|
|Class(es)||AC Chair Car, Second Sitting, Pantry, Unreserved|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||62.87 km/h (39.07 mph) average with halts|
Satavahana Express, is an Intercity Express running between Vijayawada and Secunderabad in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state. The Vijayawada Division of South Central Railways of Indian Railways administers this train. The train covers 351 kilometres (218 mi) in just 5 hours and 35 minutes. Due to the increasing demand, Mahabubabad and Madhira were added as stops to the train. The train halts at Kazipet, Warangal, Kesamudram, Mahabubabad, Khammam and Madhira before reaching Vijayawada Junction.This is the one of highest fastest train(train no.12713) in south central railway running of 134kmph between madhira and khammam.This is the one of Intercity expresses that depart from Vijayawada early in the morning. The other are Pinakini Express and Ratnachal Express.
The rake composition is SLR,UR,UR,UR,UR,UR,PC,D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,C1,UR,UR,UR,SLR making a total of 18 coaches. This train is hauled by a WAP-7 locomotive of the Lallaguda shed.
- 12713 (Up) Vijayawada- Secunderabad Satavahana Express
- 12714 (Down) Secunderabad-Vijayawada Satavahana Express
Satavahana Express starts from Vijayawada Junction at 06:10 IST and reaches Secunderabad Junction at 11:45 IST. On its return journey it starts from Secunderabad Junction at 16:15 IST and reaches Vijayawada Junction at 21:50 IST. It has an average delay of 25 minutes to reach Secunderabad and delay of 20 minutes to reach Vijayawada