Pinakini Express

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pinakini Express
Service type Superfast Express train
Locale Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) South Central Railway
Start Vijayawada Junction
Stops 13
End Chennai Central
Distance travelled 431 km (268 mi)
Average journey time 7 hours
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC Chair Car, Second Class Sitting, General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 60 km/h (37 mph) average with halts
Route map
Pinakini Express Route map.jpg

The Pinakini Express is an Superfast express train of Indian Railways. It runs between Vijayawada Junction of Andhra Pradesh and Chennai Central of Tamil Nadu. It administers under the Vijayawada railway division of the South Central Railway zone.[1]


Train number 12711 runs from Vijayawada Junction to Chennai Central[2] and the 12712 runs from Chennai Central to Vijayawada Junction.[3]



The Pinakini Express is usually hauled by a LGD WAP4 / WAP7. The 24 coach composition contains– 1 Pantry, 2 A/C Chair car, 8 Second sitting, 11 Unreserved and rest SLR.


Pinakini Express is the first train in the south India to get a green toilet.[4]

  • The first train Driver for Pinakini Express was Mr.Willam Henry Barnes (Special A grade Driver) from South Central Railway division, Vijayawada.

See also[edit]