Charminar Express

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Charminar Express
12759 Charminar Express 02.jpg
Charminar WAP7.JPG
Charminar Express with WAP-7 loco
Service type Superfast Express
Status Operating
Locale Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) South Central Railway, Indian Railways
Start Hyderabad Deccan
Stops 15
End Chennai Central
Distance travelled 790 km (490 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours 50 minutes
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) Sleeper, Air-conditioned and Unreserved
Seating arrangements Indian Rail standard
Observation facilities Large windows in all carriages
Baggage facilities Below the seats
Rolling stock Two
Track gauge Broad
Operating speed 57 km/h
Route map
Charminar Express (HYB-MAS) Route map.jpg

The Charminar Express is a very popular train operating between the metropolitan cities, Chennai and Hyderabad

Train Schedule[edit]

Charminar is one of the most prestigious trains of SCR, with 24 coaches(first 24 Coacher of SCR).

  • Train Number 12759 runs from Chennai[1] to Hyderabad. It departs from Chennai Central(MAS) at 18.10 Hrs and arrives at Hyderabad Deccan(HYB) at 08.00 Hrs the next day, with 15 halts in between.
  • Train Number 12760 runs from Hyderabad[2] to Chennai. It departs from Hyderabad Deccan(HYB) at 18.30 Hrs and arrives at Chennai Central(MAS) at 08.15 Hrs next day.

Loco Links and Rake Composition[edit]

The train is a 24 coach rake. It has one 1AC/2AC combo, four 2AC, two 3AC, 12 sleeper, 3 general and 2 SLR coaches. Hence forming a 24 coach train. The regular Link of Charminar Express is a LGD WAP4 / WAP 7. Moreover, Charminar Express is one of the few trains of the country having CBC ( Centre Buffer Coupling ) rakes with GPS system. Also the first train to become a CBC. And first 24 coacher of SCR.


This train is named after Charminar, an historical monument in Hyderabad built to mark the victory against the plague epidemic that haunted Hyderabad in the 15th Century."Char minar" refers to the four minarets of the monument on the top.

Distance Covered[edit]

The Charminar Express covers 790 kilometres.

Schedule chart and status[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2014. 

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