Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express

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Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express
VSKP-SC Garibrath Express at Secunderabad 02.jpg
VSKP-SC Garibrath
Service type Garib Rath Express
Locale Andhra Pradesh, Telengana
First service October 26, 2008
Current operator(s) South Central Railway
Start Visakhapatnam Junction
Stops 7
End Secunderabad Junction
Distance travelled 701 km (436 mi)
Average journey time 11 hours 15 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12739 / 12740
On-board services
Class(es) AC 3 Tier Economy
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Rolling stock 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 64 km/h (40 mph) (average with halts)
Route map
Visakhapatnam Garibrath Express map.PNG

The Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express is a daily running superfast garib rath train of the Indian Railways connecting Secunderabad Railway Station(SC) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP), which started as a tri-weekly train and then ran for 4 days a week and finally made a daily train. This is the first Garib Rath to run daily.[1] The train numbers are 12739 and 12740. It belongs to the South Central Railways. Train number 12740 leaves Secunderabad at 20:15 hrs and arrives at Visakhapatnam the next day at 07:30 hrs. Train number 12739 leaves Visakhapatnam at 20:30 hrs and arrives at Secunderabad the next day at 08:10 hrs.

Train Details[edit]


The train stops at Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni and Anakapalle.


The rake initially had 3AC and AC Chair Car coaches; due to inconvenience in the AC Chair Car, it has been removed. Now the train runs with all 3AC coaches. When it was a non daily train, the rake was shared by Secundrabad-Yeswanthpur Garib Rath express. But now it has a dedicated rake.
This Garib Rath along with Jabalpur - Mumbai Garibrath Express holds record for being the lengthiest Garib Rath Trains in India. Both of them has 16 AC Three Tier Coaches and 2 EOG Cars making a total of 18 coaches.


The IRCTC handles the online ticket booking for this train. The table below shows the fares of different classes per one traveler. The third class AC fares of this train are fare more cheaper than the other trains connecting Secundrabad to Visakhapatnam. The bed fares are not included. One has to pay 25 (US$ 0.5) for a bedsheet, blanket and pillow.

Class Fare
AC - Third Class 640 (US$ 10.42) Tatkal 980 (US$ 15.95)

Loco Links[edit]

It is regularly hauled by a single Lallaguda based WAP4 locomotive with a reversal at Vijayawada. Sometimes, due to non-availability of the WAP4, it is hauled by a Lallaguda based WAP7.


Station Name
VSKP Visakhapatnam Junction
DVD Duvvada
AKP Anakapalle
SLO Samalkot
RJY Rajamundry
TDD Tadepalligudem
EE Eluru
BZA Vijayawada
KMT Khammam
WL Warangal
SC Secunderabad Junction


See also[edit]