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|Locale||Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar|
|Current operator(s)||Western Railway|
|Distance travelled||1,772 km (1,101 mi)|
|Average journey time||26.5 hours|
|Class(es)||AC 1 Tier, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, Unreserved|
|Operating speed||66 km/h (41 mph) average with halts|
|Timetable number(s)||19313 / 19321|
The Indore–Patna Express is a Mail/Express Train of the Indian Railways, which runs between Indore Junction railway station of Indore, the largest city and commercial hub of Central Indian state Madhya Pradesh and Patna Junction, railway station of Patna, the capital city of Bihar. As of April 2017[update] there are two regular trains linking Indore with Patna; they are numbered 19313 and 19321. At November 2016[update] the train ran twice a week with one of these two services routed via Lalitpur and Sultanpur, both in Uttar Pradesh.
Arrival and departure
Train no.19313 departs from Indore every at Wednesday at 14:00 hrs. from platform no.5 reaching Patna Junction the next day at 16:00 hrs. Train no.19314 departs from Patna, every Thursday at 17:20 hrs., reaching Indore the next day at 12:30 hrs.
Route and halts
- INDORE JUNCTION
- Ujjain Junction
- Bhopal Bairagarh
- Bhopal Junction
- Bina Junction
- Jhansi Junction
- Kanpur Central
- Varanasi Junction
- Mughal Sarai Junction
- PATNA JUNCTION
The train consist of 22 coaches :
- 2 AC II Tier
- 2 AC III Tier
- 12 Sleeper Coaches
- 4 Unreserved
- 1 Ladies/Handicapped
- 1 Luggage/Brake van
Average speed and frequency
The train runs with an average speed of 63 km/h. The train runs on Weekly basis.
Rake maintenance and sharing
The train is maintained by the Indore Coaching Depot. The same rake is used for Indore – Rajendra Nagar Express, Indore - Pune Express, Indore - Nagpur Express and Shipra Express for one way which is altered by the second rake on the other way.
Accidents and incidents
- "Summer rush sees trains running jam packed". The Times of India. 21 April 2017. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017.
- Lashkari, Milind R. (24 November 2016). "Indore –Patna Express resumes service 3 days after accident". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 26 April 2017.
- "Mahakaushal Express derails in UP". Telangana Today. 30 March 2017. Archived from the original on 15 April 2017.
In November 2016, at least 150 people died and over 300 were injured after 14 coaches of the Patna-Indore Express derailed near Kanpur on November 20.