Sealdah – New Delhi Duronto Express

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Sealdah New Delhi Duronto Express
12259 Sealdah Duronto Express.jpg
Service type Superfast, Duronto Express
First service September 18, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-09-18)
Current operator(s) Eastern Railway zone
Start Sealdah
Stops 4
End New Delhi
Distance travelled 1,453.237632 km (903 mi)
Average journey time 16 hours, 55 minutes
Service frequency 12259 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday. 12260 – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car Coach attached
Observation facilities LHB Coaches
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway Duronto coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 135.184896 km/h (84 mph) (Maximum Speed),
85.295232 km/h (53 mph) (Average Speed), including halts
Route map
(New Delhi - Howrah) Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) Route map

Sealdah New Delhi Duronto Express is a Superfast express train of the Duronto Express category belonging to Indian Railways - Eastern Railway zone that runs between Sealdah and New Delhi in India.

It operates as train number 12259 from Sealdah to New Delhi and as train number 12260 in the reverse direction serving the states of West Bengal & Delhi.

It was the first and the fastest Duronto Express to be launched as announced in the Railway budget of 2008 / 09.


The 12259 / 60 Sealdah New Delhi Duronto Express presently has 1 AC First Class, 3 AC 2 tier, 9 AC 3 tier, 2 End on Generator Car & 2 Pantry car coach.

As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

12259 Sealdah Duronto Express - AC 2 tier
12259 Sealdah Duronto Express with its WAP 4 engine
12259 Sealdah Duronto Express - AC 3 tier
12259 Sealdah Duronto Express - EOG car
12259 Sealdah Duronto Express at Kanpur Central


The 12259 Sealdah New Delhi Duronto Express covers the distance of 1452 kilometres in 16 hours 55 mins (85.83 km/hr) & in 16 hours 45 mins as 12260 New Delhi Sealdah Duronto Express (86.75 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing & Technical Halts[edit]

The 12259 / 60 Sealdah New Delhi Duronto Express runs from Sealdah via Dhanbad Junction, Mughalsarai Junction, Kanpur Central to New Delhi.


As the route is fully electrified, it is powered end to end by a Howrah based WAP 4 locomotive.


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