Trivandrum Rajdhani Express

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Trivandrum Rajdhani Express
12431 Rajdhani Express.jpg
Service type Rajdhani Express
Locale Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Delhi
First service 01 April 1998
Current operator(s) Northern Railway
Start Thiruvanathapuram Central
Stops 17
End Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 3,149 km (1,957 mi)
Average journey time 41 hours, 46 hrs during Monsoon season (10 June to 31 Oct)
Service frequency 3 times a week
Train number(s) 12431/ 12432
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes, Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities LHB rakes
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 69.42 km/h (43.14 mph) average with halts

The Trivandrum Rajdhani (12431/32) is a passenger train service in India,[1] connecting the national capital New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of state Kerala.

It runs from Thiruvanathapuram Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin. It is the longest running Rajdhani Express train, which covers about 3,149 km (1,957 mi).[2] It has a record for the highest section speed, reaching 104 km/h (65 mph) between Ratnagiri and Sawantwadi Road (225 km or 140 mi in 2 h 10 min). It also gets a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) between Udupi and Karwar (267 km). It moves at an average speed of 69.43 km/h (43.14 mph) between Delhi and Trivandrum.

It uses a Ghaziabad based WAP 7 or WAP 5 for its run between H.Nizamuddin and Vadodara and Golden Rock(GOC) WDP 3A from Vadodara to Trivandrum Central. On occasion, a Vadodara based WAP 4 is also assigned to the train. It was also the first Rajdhani bound to south to get the new model LHB coaches. Its live status can be followed at

LHB Rake of Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express at Panvel
LHB rake of Trivandrum Rajadhani Express at Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station

Time Table[edit]

The 12431 Rajdhani Express leaves Trivandrum Central in the evening at 19:18 and reaches Hazrat Nizamuddin at 12:40 in the morning of the third day. While on the return journey, the 12432 Rajdhani Express leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin at 11:00 in the morning and reaches Trivandrum Central at 05:05 in the morning of the third day of its journey.

Coach composition[edit]

The Trivandrum Rajadhani generally has 1 AC 1st Class, 5 AC 2 tier, 1 pantry car, 2 luggage cum generator coaches & 9 AC 3 tier coaches taking the total of 18 LHB Coaches.


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