Varanasi Lucknow Express

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Varanasi Lucknow Express
Service type Express
First service 16 May 2013[1]
Current operator(s) Northern Railways
Start Varanasi Junction
Stops 9
End Lucknow NR
Distance travelled 302 km (188 mi)
Service frequency Except Sunday
On-board services
Class(es) AC Chair Car, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities No
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
44.20 km/h (27 mph) including halts.

The 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Express is a Express train belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Varanasi Junction & Lucknow NR in India.

It operates as train number 14219 from Varanasi Junction to Lucknow NR and as train number 14220 in the reverse direction serving the state of Uttar Pradesh.

It is one of 3 trains that run between Varanasi Junction to Lucknow NR, the others being 14227/28 Varuna Express & 14203 / 04 Varanasi Lucknow Intercity Express.


The 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Express has 1 AC Chair Car, 12 General Unreserved & 2 SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) Coaches.[1] It does not carry a 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.


The 14219 Varanasi Lucknow Express covers the distance of 302 km (188 mi) in 6 hours 15 mins (48.32 km/hr) & in 7 hours 25 mins as 14220 Lucknow Varanasi Express (40.72 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge.


The 14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Varuna Express runs from Varanasi Junction via Pratapgarh, Amethi, Rae Bareli Junction to Lucknow NR.[1]


As the route is yet to be fully electrified, it is hauled by a Lucknow based WDM 3A[2] for its entire journey.


14219 / 20 Varanasi Lucknow Express runs every day except Sunday in both directions.

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  1. ^ a b c "Northern Railways / Indian Railways Portal". Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  2. ^ "LKO WDM-3A "Prabal" Varanasi Lucknow Intercity humiliates LKO WDM-3D Poorva at Chaukhandi". 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 

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