Sanghamithra Express

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Sanghamitra Express
12295 (SBC-PNBE) Sanghamitra Express.jpg
Sanghamitra Express at Patna Junction
Service type Super fast
Locale Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
First service 1 January 1984
Current operator(s) South Western Railway
Start Bangalore City railway station
Stops 37
End Danapur
Distance travelled 2,723 km (1,692 mi)
Average journey time 48.20 hours
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) THREE AC 2 Tier,FOUR AC 3 Tier,ELEVEN Sleeper 3 Tier,FIVE Unreserved,ONE Pantry Car
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Track gauge Broad Gauge
Operating speed

56 km/h (35 mph) average with halts

Maximum speed : 110 kmph Between Vijayawada and Warangal
Route map
Sanghamitra Express (Patna - Bangalore) Route map.png

The Sanghamitra Express is a Superfast train which runs daily between Bangalore City Railway Station in Bangalore in Karnataka and Danapur in Patna in Bihar via Chennai Central. This train takes a total of 48 hours for covering the 2723 km distance. Numbered 12295 UP and 12296DN, this belongs to the Superfast category of Indian Railways.


Sanghamitra was the daughter of Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire who ruled Pataliputra, the present city of Patna. This train is longest superfast train of South Western Railway zone which is daily.


This train used to run from Chennai Central every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30PM. Then in early 2001 this train was extended from Yeshvantapur Railway Station departing at 7:00AM on Tue and Thu with numbers 6595/6596.

Later by 2005 this train was made daily (Except Friday's) departing from Bangalore City railway Station up to Patna Junction. This train used to run daily between Bangalore City Junction to Patna Junction.


Sanghamitra sf express is hauled by a WAP7 Loco of Royapuram shed between Itarsi and Bangalore. It is powered by a WAP7 loco of Itarsi shed between Bangalore and Itarsi. It is hauled by WDP4D loco between Itarsi and Danapur.


This train leaves Bangalore City Daily at 9AM to reach Danapur on all days at 9:05AM third day. The train leaves Danapur on all days at 20:10 to reach Bangalore at 20:20 on third day.


This train goes through Bangarpet, Jolarpettai, Vellore, Arakkonam, Chennai Central, Gudur, Ongole, Vijayawada Junction, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Cheoki and Mughalsarai.

The loco reversal is done at Chennai Central.

Coach Composition[edit]

The train has 4 AC 3-Tier, 3 AC 2-Tier, 11 Second class Sleepers, 3 Second class, 2 Luggage cum Passenger Car and a Pantry Car (Total 24 coaches)

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
BSicon LDER.svg SLR GS S11 S10 S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 PC S2 S1 B4 B3 B2 B1 A3 A2 A1 GS GS SLR


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