Rajendra Nagar Patna Rajdhani Express

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Rajendra Nagar Patna Rajdhani Express
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RJPB rajdhani exp at New Delhi
Service type Rajdhani Express
Status Operating
Locale Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi
First service 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Current operator(s) East Central Railway zone
Start Rajendra Nagar Terminal
Stops 4
End New Delhi
Distance travelled 1,002 km (623 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12309/ 12310
On-board services
Class(es) First AC
Second AC
Third AC
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Observation facilities Large Windows
Baggage facilities Yes
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25 kV AC, 50 Hz OHLE
Operating speed 130 kilometres per hour (81 mph)

Rajendra Nagar Patna Rajdhani Express connects Patna, Bihar and Delhi. It is one of the fastest trains on the Patna - Delhi section.[1]


This Train was introduced in the Annual Railway Budget of 1996-97 as a daily Rajdhani Express from New Delhi to Patna via Lucknow. Later its route was changed to run via Allahabad. In 1997, the Pantry Car service was introduced.


It is a daily train. It operates as train number 12309 from Rajendra Nagar (Patna) to New Delhi Railway Station and as train number 12310 in the reverse direction. It covers a distance of 1001 kilometres in each direction however it takes 12 hours 35 minutes when operating as train number 12309 at an average speed of 79 km/h (excluding halts) while its return journey takes 12 h 50 min at an average speed of 79 km/h (excluding halts) as train number 12310.[2]

It has 4 halts in either direction at Patna Junction, Mughalsarai Junction, Allahabad Junction, and Kanpur Central. With 21 Coaches, the train is the longest Rajdhani Express service in the country.Also this train has 7 AC 2 coaches which is maximum in indian railways. The train is regularly hauled by a WAP 7 locomotive of Ghaziabad shed from September 2013.This is the only rajdhani express which gets ISO certification.

Coach composition[edit]

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
BSicon LDER.svg EOG B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 PC H1 H2 EOG


  1. ^ "Patna Rajdhani Express/12309 RJPB to NDLS". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Patna Rajdhani Express/12310 NDLS to RJPB". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 

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