Premium Express

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Premium Express
Overview
Main Operation(s) India 2014 -
Fleet size 28
Parent company Indian Railways
Website www.indianrail.gov.in

The Suvidha Express also called as Premium Express[1] series of trains were introduced by Indian Railways in 2014 for the 1st time which is operated in busiest routes.[2]. They were intended to follow dynamic pricing in fares similar to that of airlines contrary to the standard one fare for one class of travel generally followed by Indian Railways [3] [4] [5]. Priority of Premium trains are above Superfast and Mail/Express trains[6] like Shatabdi Express, Duronto Express and Rajdhani Express.


The result at times has been prices being in excess of AC 1st Class fares on some sectors.

The salient features of this train are:

  1. Dynamic fare pricing will be followed in this type of train with fare being increased for subsequent bookings.
  2. Only a 15-day Advance reservation period will be permitted for this train with no agent booking allowed.
  3. There will be no waitlisted ticket issued & no modification of ticket or upgradation is permitted.
  4. Only e-tickets will be issued & booking is permitted only through IRCTC's website.
  5. There will be no quota for ladies/tatkal etc. & no concession (senior citizen, handicapped etc.) is permitted.
  6. Identity card details are required at the time of booking tickets.
  7. No cancellation is permitted with the only exception being if Indian Railways cancels the train.
  8. Vacant seats after charting will be available at the respective current booking counters of the train originating station.

Numbering[edit]

As similar to the other trains of Indian Railways, these trains also have five digits. Only change is that, the first digit (from Left) is 8. Example: 82615.

Overview[edit]

The Premium AC special train from Mumbai to Delhi was the first train which was launched on 24 December 2013 during festive season of Christmas and New Year.[3] The train's maiden journey earned 48 percent more than the Mumbai — Delhi Rajdhani that ran during the same period.[7] Encouraged by the successful run of the Mumbai-Delhi premium train,[5] In Railway budget 2014, D. V. Sadananda Gowda, the railway minister announced 5 more such premium AC-special trains on busy routes.[8]

Some of the Suvidha Express trains[edit]

Below is the list of Suvidha Express trains in Indian Railways [9]

Number Train Name Starting Station Terminating Station

Number Train Name Starting Station Terminating Station
82407/82408 Howrah - Anand Vihar Suvidha Special Express Howrah Anand Vihar Terminal
82303/82304 Howrah - Jammu Tawi Suvidha Special Express Howrah Junction Jammu Tawi
82305/82306 Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Suvidha Special Express Howrah Junction New Jalpaiguri Junction
82307/82308 Sealdah - Guwahati Suvidha Special Express Sealdah Guwahati Junction
82355/82356 Patna - Mumbai CST Suvidha Superfast Express Patna Junction Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
82503/82504 Kamakhya - Anand Vihar Suvidha Special Express Kamakhya Junction Anand Vihar Terminal
82505/82506 Pune - Kamakhya Suvidha Special Express Pune Junction Kamakhya Junction
82601/82602 Chennai Egmore - Tirunelveli Suvidha Special Express Chennai Egmore Tirunelveli Junction
82608/82609 Nagercoil - Chennai Egmore Suvidha Special Express Nagercoil Chennai Egmore
82625/82626 Chennai Central - Kollam Suvidha Special Express Chennai Central Kollam
82632/82633 Ernakulam – Chennai Central Suvidha Special Express Ernakulam Junction Chennai Central
82642/82643 Kochuveli - Guwahati Suvidha Special Express Kochuveli Guwahati Junction
82651/82652 Yesvantpur - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Suvidha Express Yesvantpur Junction Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra
82653/82654 Yesvantpur - Jaipur Suvidha Express Yesvantpur Junction Jaipur Junction
82801/82802 Howrah - Ernakulam Suvidha Special Express Howrah Junction Ernakulam Junction
82831/82832 Sambalpur - Yesvantpur Suvidha Special Express Sambalpur Yesvantpur Junction
82853/82854 Visakhapatnam - Villupuram Suvidha Special Express Visakhapatnam Junction Villupuram Junction
82901/82902 Mumbai Central New Delhi AC Suvidha Special Express Mumbai Central New Delhi
82907/82908 Mumbai Central - Lucknow Suvidha Special Express Mumbai Central Lucknow Junction
82909/82910 Bandra Terminus - Gorakhpur Suvidha Special Express Bandra Terminus Gorakhpur Junction
82912/82913 Chhapra - Valsad Suvidha Special Express Chhapra Junction Valsad

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jayanta Roy Chowdhury And R. Suryamurthy (13 February 2014). "Rail tastes premium blood and likes it". Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  2. ^ "ECR to run weekly Premium Special Train between Patna-Bangalore". railnews.co.in. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Railways to introduce dynamic fares in festive season". Livemint. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  4. ^ Today, Mail (11 March 2014). "Train ticket prices take off like airfares — Yahoo India Finance". In.finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b PTI (31 December 2013). "More premier trains with dynamic fares in 17 busy routes — Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  6. ^ K. Balchand (12 February 2014). "Dynamic fares on 17 new trains". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  7. ^ DNA Correspondent (13 February 2014). "Few premium trains, few express, Mumbai gets something to cheer | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Railways to run 17 premium AC-special trains on busy routes". The Indian Express. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  9. ^ PAGE=LIST--PRM-TRAINS--1 "List of All Premium Trains" Check |url= value (help). indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

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