Chennai Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express

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Chennai Duronto Express
Chennai Duronto Express Train Board.JPG
Train Board of Chennai Duronto Express
Service type Duronto Express
Current operator(s) Southern Railway zone
Start Chennai Central
Stops 7
End Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 2,175 km (1,351 mi)
Service frequency 2 days a week.
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes, Pantry Car attached
Rolling stock 19 Pure LHB Coaches with a WAP-4 from Erode or WAP-7 from Royapuram.
Track gauge Broad - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 78 km/h (48 mph) (Average Speed), including halts
Route map
Garibrath Express (Chennai - Nizamuddin) Duronto Express route map

The Chennai Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express or Chennai Duronto , which connects Chennai, the state capital of Tamil Nadu with New Delhi the national capital.


It is operated by the Southern Railway with 12269/12270 train numbers. It holds the record of being the fastest train between Chennai Central and Hazrat Nizamuddin covering the 2174 km in 27 hours and 55 minutes when compared to the Chennai Rajdhani which takes 28 hours and 15 minutes.

Coach Composition[edit]

The train uses a LHB rake and does not have any rake sharing arrangement as such. The rake consists of 2 SLRs, 8 Sleeper Class Coaches, 3 AC 3 Tier Coaches,2 two tier cum three tier coaches, 1 AC 2 Tier Coaches, 1 AC First Coach and 1 Pantry Car making a total of 18 coaches.

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