Chennai Rajdhani Express
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|Service type||Rajdhani Express|
|Locale||Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railway|
|End||New Delhi railway station|
|Distance travelled||2,194 km (1,363 mi)|
|Average journey time||28 hours 15 minutes|
|Service frequency||Daily (12433)
|Class(es)||AC First Class(1A), AC Two Tier(2A), AC Three Tier(3A)|
|Observation facilities||Received new LHB rakes in 2012|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||77.23 km/h (47.99 mph) average with halts|
The Chennai Rajdhani Express (12433/34) is an important train connecting Chennai to New Delhi. It was first introduced in 1993 and runs twice a week from Delhi and twice from Chennai. The Chennai Rajdhani is a fast alternative to the classic Grand Trunk Express and the modern superfast Tamil Nadu Express. The Chennai Rajdhani covers a distance of 2176 kilometers in 28 hours 10 minutes as compared to 33 hours covered by Tamil Nadu Express and 35 hours taken by Grand Trunk Express. It gets WAP7/WAP4 from SCR's LALLAGUDA electric shed. It shares the record of being the fastest train between Hazrat Nizamuddin and Chennai Central with the Chennai Duronto covering the 2174 km journey in 28 hours and 20 minutes.
The train get highest priority on the Indian railway network and is fully air-conditioned. Passengers are provided with complimentary meals during the journey. Depending on the timings of the train, lunch, high tea, dinner, morning tea, and breakfast are served. The trains offer three classes of accommodation; First Class AC with 2 or 4 berth lockable bedrooms, Second Class AC 2-tier with open system berths (bays of 4 berths + 2 berths on the side) but provided with curtains for privacy, Second Class AC 3-tier (bays of 6 berths + 2 berths on the side) without curtains.
Passengers travelling on the First AC class in this train are treated with luxury. They get their own private cabin, music stereos, scent emitters and a 4 course dinner.
The Chennai Rajdhani Express runs at an average speed of 77.23 km/h, and touches a top speed of 130 km/h in the Delhi-Jhansi section of the route. This train now runs with the new LHB rakes, which were introduced in 2012.
This train has 9 AC Three tier,5 AC Two Tier,1 AC First Class,2 pantry car & 2 luggage cum generator coaches taking the total to 18 LHB coaches. It shares its rake with Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Express and Secunderabad Rajdhani Express and Madgaon Rajdhani Express
12434 New Delhi Chennai Central Rajdhani Express
12433 Chennai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express
The 12433 Rajdhani Express leaves Chennai Central in the morning of Daily at 06:15 and reaches New Delhi at 10:20 in the morning of the next day. While on the return journey, the 12434 Rajdhani Express leaves New Delhi at 15:55 on Daily and reaches Chennai Central at 20:15 in the evening of the next day. delhi-chennai-central-rajdhani-12434 Check Maps
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