Shramjeevi Superfast Express

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Shramjeevi Superfast Express
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Overview
Service typeSuperfast
LocaleNew Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
First serviceOct 02, 1991
Current operator(s)East Central Railway
Route
StartRajgir railway station
Stops30
EndNew Delhi Railway Station
Distance travelled1,101 km (684 mi)
Average journey time21 hours
Service frequencyDaily
On-board services
Class(es)AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, General
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesPantry car coach attached
Technical
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed52 km/h (32 mph) average with halts avg speed between ghaziabad and moradabad is 70 kmph

The Shramjeevi Express (Hindi: श्रमजीवी एक्स्प्रेस) is a daily superfast express train of Indian Railways, running between Rajgir, near Nalanda, Bihar, and New Delhi, the capital city of India. Previously it was running between Patna and New Delhi, later extended to Rajgir. This is fastest train (12392) between Ghaziabad and Moradabad covers journey only in 2 hours The name Shramjeevi signifies the employee/worker, dependent on physical/mental labour (Shram) for their livelihood (Jeevi).

Shramjeevi Express - AC First Class cum AC 2 tier coach
Shramjeevi Express - Pantry Car Coach

Numbers, times, and distances[edit]

  • Train No. 12391 departs from Rajgir daily at 08:00 AM to arrive New Delhi at 04:45 AM next day; covering 1103 km in 20 hrs and 45 minutes
  • Train No. 12392 departs from New Delhi daily at 01:10 PM to arrive Rajgir at 10:30 AM next day; covering 1103 km in 21:20 hrs

It runs via Bakhtiyarpur Junction, Patna Junction,Mughalsarai Junction, Varanasi Junction, Sultanpur, Lucknow,Bareilly Junction, Moradabad Junction and Ghaziabad.

Coach composition & loco[edit]

The train generally consists of a total number of 24 Coaches as follows:

  • 1 AC First Class cum AC II Tier
  • 1 AC II Tier
  • 3 AC III Tier
  • 1 Pantry Car
  • 12 Sleeper Class
  • 4 General Compartment
  • 2 General Compartment cum Brake/Luggage VAN
  • Loco: Rajgir to New Delhi with GZB WAP 4 or WAP 7

History[edit]

  • The train was first introduced between Patna Junction (PNBE) and New Delhi (NDLS)on 2 October 1991 (Gandhi Jayanti).
  • Later Nalanda Express run in between Rajgir (RGD) and New Delhi (NDLS), which use to attach/detach with Shramjeevi Express at Patna Junction (PNBE).
  • Now whole rake runs between Rajgir (RGD) and New Delhi (NDLS), as Shramjeevi Express.
  • Earlier the train belonged to Northern Railway with serial no as 2401/2402, now Rake belongs to East Central Railway, with serial number exchanged with Magadh Express.
  • One of the few Indian Railways train used to hauled by twin WDM-2 loco, now been replaced by WAP-4 Or WAP7

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