Raptisagar Express

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Raptisagar Express /Trivandrum -Gorakhpur Express
Raptisagar Express trainboard.jpg
Raptisagar Express Name Board
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Start Trivandrum Central
Stops 60
End Gorakhpur
Distance travelled 3,253 km (2,021 mi)
Average journey time 57 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Tri weekly
Train number(s) 12511 / 12512
On-board services
Class(es) First AC ,2 Tier AC ,3 Tier AC,Sleeper Class,General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Available
Observation facilities Large windows
Rolling stock 7
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Route map
Raptisagar Express (Gorakhpur - Trivandrum) Route map.jpg

The Raptisagar Express is a super fast express train which runs tri-weekly between Trivandrum Central in Kerala state and Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh state in India. This train goes via the cities of Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Chennai, Vijayawada, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi, Kanpur, and Lucknow in India.

Raptisagar Express

The current operator of the train is northern eastern railway.

Name of the Train[edit]

The name "Raptisagar" is given to the train as the train connects the cities Trivandrum Central which is situated near Arabian Sea and Gorakhpur from where Rapti river flows .

Coach Composition[edit]

This train has 23 coach cars which includes Second AC and Third AC compartments being air conditioned.


The train leaves Trivandrum Central at 6.15 in the morning on Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday to reach Gorakhpur at 3.10 in the evening on the 3rd day. The return train (12511) leaves Gorakhpur at 6.35 AM on Thursday, Friday and Sunday to reach Trivandrum Central at 5.30 PM on the 3rd day. The train has an average speed of about 58 km/h during its journey.