Bangalore Chennai Shatabdi Express

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Bangalore Chennai Shatabdi Express
12027 Banglore Shatabdi Express (2).jpg
Service type Shatabdi Express
First service 12 October 2005
Current operator(s) South Western Railway
Start Bangalore
Stops 4
End Chennai
Distance travelled 362 km (225 mi)
Service frequency except Tuesdays
On-board services
Class(es) Executive Chair Car, AC Chair Car
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes, No Pantry Car
Observation facilities LHB rakes
Entertainment facilities Large Windows
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 130 km/h (81 mph) maximum
72.40 km/h (45 mph), including halts

The 12028/12027 Bangalore Chennai Shatabdi Express is a superfast express train of Shatabdi class belonging to Indian Railways that runs between Bangalore and Chennai Via Vellore Katpadi junction in India. It is a 6 days a week service with Tuesdays being the weekly day off. It operates as train number 12028 from Bangalore to Chennai and as train number 12027 in the reverse direction.[1]


The Bangalore Chennai Shatabdi Express generally has 1 Executive Chair Car coach, 10 AC Chair Car coaches and 2 luggage cum generator coaches. The train runs with the Linke-Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches. As customary, the composition of coaches is at the discretion of Indian Railways. There is no pantry car but catering is arranged on board the train.

12027 Bangalore Shatabdi Express – EOG car


It is the fastest train on the Bangalore - Chennai sector averaging 72.40 km/hr. It covers the distance of 362 kilometres in 5 hours 00 mins as 12028 & 12027 Shatabdi Express (72.40 km/hr) thus making it one of the rare trains on the Indian Railways network whose run in both directions is identical like the 12117/18 Godavari Superfast Express.

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It is usually hauled by a WAP 7 locomotive from the Royapuram Shed. At times, it has also been hauled by a Arakkonam based WAP 4 or WAP 1.


  1. ^ "Karnataka News : Another Shatabdi express train from Bangalore". The Hindu. 2005-06-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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