Samata Express

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Vizag Steel Samata Express
Service type Superfast
Locale Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Current operator(s) East Coast Railway
Start Visakhapatnam
Stops 38
End Hazrat Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 1,911 km (1,187 mi)
Average journey time 34 hours 20 minutes
Service frequency Five Days a week
Train number(s) 12807 / 12808
On-board services
Class(es) AC2 tier, AC3 tier, sleeper class and General sitting
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large Windows
Baggage facilities Under the Seats
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) (Broad Gauge)
Operating speed 60 km/h (37 mph) (average with halts)
Route map
Samata Express Route map.jpg

The Samata Express or Samta Express is a Super Fast Express train plying between Visakhapatnam and Hazrat Nizamuddin near New Delhi, India and is organized by East Coast Railways Waltair Division. The train is named remembering the Samata Festival held by Visakhapatnam people annually (Samatotsavamulu. The frequency of the train has been extended to five trips a week on each side. With effect from 8 January 2011 the train starts on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from Visakhapatnam. Similarly, with effect from 10 January 2011 it leaves Nizamuddin on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The average speed of the train is 61 km per hour. Samata in Sanskrit/Telugu means Equality.

Train numbers[edit]

The train runs via Vijayanagaram, Raipur, Nagpur, Itarsi and Bhopal.

On 6 June 2010, the train had a derailment near Arand railways station in Chhattisgarh, however nobody was injured.[1]


Train No. 12807 leaves Visakhapatnam at 0625 hours IST and arrives at Hazrat Nizamuddin at 1645 hrs IST 2 days later. 12808 leaves Nizamuddin at 0840 hrs and arrives at 1830 hrs 2 days later. The main halts of the train are-

Station Code Station Name
VSKP Visakhapatnam Jn.
VZM Vizianagaram Junction
RGDA Rayagada
TIG Titlagarh Junction
KBJ Kantabanji
R Raipur Junction
NGP Nagpur Junction
BPL Bhopal Junction
JHS Jhansi Junction
NZM Hazrat Nizamuddin




  1. ^ "Samata Express derails near Arand". The Hindu. 6 June 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

See also[edit]

  1. Trains of WCR
  2. Trains of ECoR
  3. Visakhapatnam Swarna Jayanti Express