|Current operator(s)||Indian Railways|
|Distance travelled||700 kilometres (430 mi)|
|Average journey time||10 hrs 55 mins|
|Operating speed||67 kilometres per hour (42 mph) (Avg.)|
Bhopal Express (also Shaan-e-Bhopal) is a daily superfast train service, connecting Bhopal, the Capital of Madhya Pradesh, India and New Delhi. It has the distinction of being the fastest 'non-Shatabdi', 'non-Rajdhani' and 'non- Sampark Kranti' train in India. The Shaan - E - Bhopal Express is the prestigious, one of the "first" ISO 9002 certified train of India, having high security features and high priority on the Indian Railways.
It covers the distance of 700 kilometres between Bhopal Habibganj railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi in ten hours and fifty-five minutes (10 hours 45 minutes approx.). Due to its convenient timings, it is a highly preferred train for passengers commuting to and from Bhopal and Nizamuddin (Delhi).
The return journey train 12156 (Up) departs Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi and reaches Habibganj, Bhopal the following morning. The train travels 701 km from Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Habibganj, Bhopal
As the route is fully electrified, following locos hauls the train end to end: 1.HBJ TO NZM:wap7 gzb or wap-5 from ghaziabad shed. 2.NZM TO HBJ:WAP-7 GZB/LGD or WAP-5 GZB
The train is hauled by a Ghaziabad WAP 7 locomotive. It consist of 24 coaches which includes one First AC, two AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier, Eleven Sleeper, four general/unreserved and two parcel coaches.
Bhopal Express is India's first ISO 9000-2001 certified train.
Its AC First Class, AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier coach as well as the Sleeper coaches are GPS enabled and provide information such as current train speed, distance to final destination, distance to next stop, stoppage station name and timing performance on an LCD display. (The new coaches in Duronto trains are also GPS-enabled and provide the same information.)
- "ISO certificate". Retrieved 2007-04-05.
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