Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad Garib Rath Express

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Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad Garib Rath Express
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VSKP-SC Garibrath
Service type Garib Rath Express
Locale Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
First service October 26, 2008
Current operator(s) South Central Railway
Start Visakhapatnam Junction
Stops 10
End Secunderabad Junction
Distance travelled 701 km (436 mi)
Average journey time 11 hours 15 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12739 / 12740
On-board services
Class(es) AC 3 Tier Economy
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Rolling stock 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 64 km/h (40 mph) (average with halts)
Route map
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The Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad Garib Rath Express is a daily running superfast garib rath train of the Indian Railways connecting Secunderabad Railway Station to Visakhapatnam. This is the first Garib Rath to run daily.[1] The train numbers are 12739 and 12740. It belongs to the South Central Railways. Train number 12740 runs from Secunderabad to Visakhapatnam and train number 12739 runs from Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad.

Train Details[edit]


The train stops at Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni, Anakapalle and Duvvada.[2]


The rake initially had 3AC and AC Chair Car coaches; due to inconvenience in the AC Chair Car, it has been removed. Now the train runs with all 3AC coaches. When it was a non daily train, the rake was shared by Secunderabad Yesvantpur Garib Rath Express. But now it has a dedicated rake.
This Garib Rath along with Jabalpur - Mumbai Garibrath Express holds record for being the lengthiest Garib Rath Trains in India. Both of them has 16 AC Three Tier Coaches and 2 EOG Cars making a total of 18 coaches.

Loco links[edit]

It is regularly hauled by a single Lallaguda based Indian locomotive class WAP4/WAP7 locomotive with a reversal at Vijayawada.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Secunderabad Visakhapatnam Garib Rath Express". Indian Railways. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "duvvada-halt-for-garibrath". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 January 2015.