Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad Garib Rath Express
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|Service type||Garib Rath Express|
|Locale||Andhra Pradesh, Telangana|
|First service||October 26, 2008|
|Current operator(s)||South Central Railway|
|Distance travelled||701 km (436 mi)|
|Average journey time||11 hours 15 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12739 / 12740|
|Class(es)||AC 3 Tier Economy|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||64 km/h (40 mph) (average with halts)|
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. 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.
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.
It is regularly hauled by a single Lallaguda based Indian locomotive class WAP4/wap7 locomotive with a reversal at Vijayawada.
- List of trains run by Indian Railways
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