Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express

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Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express
VSKP-SC Garibrath Express at Secunderabad 02.jpg
VSKP-SC Garibrath
Service type Garib Rath Express
Locale Andhra Pradesh, Telengana
First service October 26, 2008
Current operator(s) South Central Railway
Start Visakhapatnam Junction
Stops 7
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
Visakhapatnam Garibrath Express map.PNG

The Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express is a daily running superfast garib rath train of the Indian Railways connecting Secunderabad Railway Station(SC) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP), which started as a tri-weekly train and then ran for 4 days a week and finally made a daily train. 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 leaves Secunderabad at 20:15 hrs and arrives at Visakhapatnam the next day at 07:30 hrs. Train number 12739 leaves Visakhapatnam at 20:30 hrs and arrives at Secunderabad the next day at 08:10 hrs.

Train Details[edit]


The train stops at Kazipet,Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Tuni and Anakapalle.


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 Secundrabad-Yeswanthpur 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 WAP4 locomotive with a reversal at Vijayawada. Sometimes, due to non-availability of the WAP4, it is hauled by a Lallaguda based WAP7.


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