Satavahana Express

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12714 Sathavahana Express Name Board (Vijayawada - Secunderbad).jpg
Satavahana Express
12713 (BZA-SC) Sathavahana Express at Ghatkesar.jpg
A WAP 7-hauled 12713 (BZA-SC) Satavahana Express speeding past Ghatkesar towards Secunderabad
Service type Superfast Express
Locale Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Current operator(s) South Central Railways
Start Vijayawada Junction
End Secunderabad Junction
Distance travelled 351 km (218 mi)
Average journey time 5 hrs 35 min for both
upwards and downwards journey
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12713 / 12714
On-board services
Class(es) AC Chair Car, Second Sitting, Pantry, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 62.87 km/h (39.07 mph) average with halts
Route map
Sathavahana Express (BZA-SC) Route map.jpg

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.

The train is called Satavahana in honour of the Satavahana Dynasty which ruled Andhra and parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Karnataka and Goa.


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

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