Gatimaan Express

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Gatimaan Express
Gatimaan express.jpg
A WAP5 hauled Gatimaan Express
First service5 April 2016; 3 years ago (2016-04-05) (Inaugural run)
1 April 2018; 19 months ago (2018-04-01) (Extended to Jhansi Junction)
Current operator(s)Indian Railways
StartH Nizamuddin
StopsAgra & Gwalior
Distance travelled403 km (250 mi)
Average journey time4h 25m
Service frequencyExcept Friday
Train number(s)12049[1] / 12050[2]
On-board services
Class(es)AC Chair Car
Executive Chair Car
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering
Observation facilitiesLarge windows in all carriages
Baggage facilitiesOverhead racks
Other facilitiesSmoke Alarms
Passenger Information System
Rolling stockLHB rake
Track gaugeIndian Gauge
1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speedMax: 160 km/h (99 mph)
Avg: 95.5 km/h (59 mph)
Track owner(s)Indian Railways

Gatimaan Express is India's first semi-high speed train that runs between Delhi and Jhansi. It operates at a maximum speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and is currently the fastest train in India after Train 18.[3][4][5] The train takes 265 minutes to cover the 403 km (250 mi) journey from Hazrat Nizamuddin to Jhansi Junction railway stations with an average speed of 95.5 km/h (59.3 mph) from 1 April 2018.


In October 2014, the railways applied for safety certificate from Commission of Railway Safety to start the service.[6] In June 2015, the train was officially announced. The train was launched on 5 April 2016 and completed its maiden journey between Nizamuddin and Agra Cantt within 100 minutes.[7][8]

Train Info[edit]

In this train locomotive WAP 5 engine is used. Four dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30020, 30086 & WAP 5H from Ghaziabad (GZB) Electric locomotive shed are used to haul this train in both the directions. All coaches are LHB coaches. There are 12 coaches including 2 Luggage cum generator vans known as End-On-Generator vans (EOG). 8 coaches are AC Chair Car while the remaining 2 coaches are AC Executive Chair Car. The train also uses almost the same livery as used by Shatabdi Express with an additional yellow band.

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
BSicon LDER.svg EOG C1 C2 C3 C4 E1 E2 C5 C6 C7 C8 EOG


Gatimaan Express
# Station Code Average Speed Zone Location
1 H Nizamuddin NZM 150 km/h NR Delhi
2 Agra Cantt AGC 100 km/h NCR Agra, Uttar Pradesh
3 Gwalior Junction GWL 80 km/h Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
4 Jhansi JHS 80 km/h Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

As the whole route is electrified the, three dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30020 & 30086 from Ghaziabad (GZB) electric locomotive shed are used to haul this train in both the directions.


The train has three Executive AC Chair Car and eight AC Chair Car coaches. The train is equipped with bio-toilets, fire alarms, GPS-based passenger information system and sliding doors. The train has train hostesses for service, similar to airlines and the passengers get access to free Wi-Fi and multimedia content. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are available in North Indian and South Indian variations.


On an average, Gatimaan Express (Train No - 12050) arrives 2 minutes earlier at Jhansi Railway Station than its scheduled time.

The train leaves Hazrat Nizamuddin at 8:10 am IST and halts at Agra Cantt. around 09:50 am and at 09:55 am departs from Agra to reach Gwalior around 11:15 am. It halts at Gwalior for 2 minutes and then continues its journey to reaches Jhansi at 12:35 pm IST.

On returning, 12049 Gatimaan Express Departs from Jhansi at 3:05 pm IST and within 1 hr reaches Gwalior i.e., 4:05 pm, After the scheduled halt of 2 minutes it reaches Agra Cantt. by 5:45 pm and at 5:50 pm it continues its schedule and reaches Hazrat Nizammudin at 7:30 pm IST.

Average delay of 12050 - Gatimaan Express for the year 2017 is 27 minutes [9]


Gatimaan Exp. has a total of 10 coaches. Two of them are executive AC chair car and rest eight are AC chair car.[10]

Loco link[edit]

Gatimaan Express is regularly hauled by WAP 5 electric locomotive from Ghaziabad Loco shed. Four dedicated WAP-5 locomotives 30007, 30020, WAP 5H & 30086 from Ghaziabad (GZB) Electric locomotive shed are used to haul this train in both the directions. The locomotives are equipped with TPWS (Train Protection and Warning System).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "12049 Schedule / Time Table". Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  2. ^ "12050 Schedule / Time Table". Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Train to be named Gatimaan Express". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express". Zee News. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Delhi To Agra In 100 Minutes: Gatimaan Express hits tracks next week". Indian Express. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express". India Today. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Gatimaan Express, India's Fastest Train, To Debut On Tuesday". NDTV. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Gatimaan Express reaches Agra within targeted 100 minutes". India Today. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  9. ^ "12050 Gatimaan Express Last Year's Train Running History / Archive". Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Gatimaan Express - A High Speed Luxury Train Journey". Retrieved 4 October 2017.