Zahoor Ullah
Zahoor Ullah
30 Mar 2022

1. Rajdhani Express
Rajdhani Express trains connect the national capital, New Delhi to various state capitals or the largest cities of several states. These are fully air-conditioned, high-speed, long-distance trains with limited stops and run at a maximum speed of 130-140 km/hr. As of now, 24 pairs of Rajdhani trains are operated by Indian Railways. Learn more about Rajdhani trains here.

2. Duronto Express
Duronto Express trains are a premium category, long-distance, superfast trains that connect several state capitals and metro cities of India. While some Duronto trains are fully air-conditioned, some run with non-air-conditioned sleeper-class as well. These trains have a speed limit of 130 km/hour and operate with fewer stops. As of today, 26 pairs of Duronto trains are running on India’s tracks. Learn more about Duronto Express trains here.

3. Shatabdi Express
Shatabdi Express trains are super-fast and fully air-conditioned trains that connect major Indian cities. These are day-trains that operate between short to medium distances and make round trips on the same day itself. They have only seats (Chair Car) instead of berths. The Swarna Shatabdi Express is a luxurious variant of the Shatabdi Express trains. Currently, there are 25 pairs of trains in this series. Learn more about Shatabdi Express trains here.

4. Jan Shatabdi Express
Jan Shatabdi Express trains are an economical version of the Shatabdi Express. These superfast day-trains offer the option of both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned travel classes (AC Chair Car and Second Seating). They operate at a top speed of 140 km/hr.

5. Sampark Kranti Express
Sampark Kranti Expresses are superfast express trains that link the national capital, New Delhi with the state capitals or one of the important cities of a state. They are an inexpensive alternative to Rajdhani Express trains and offer high-speed travel at low cost in both AC and Non-AC coaches. These trains operate at a maximum speed of 110 km/hr. Learn more about Sampark Kranti trains here.

6. Garib Rath Express
Garib Rath Express trains are economical, fully air-conditioned trains that provide high-speed connectivity at subsidized rates. These three-tiered, no-frills, long-distance trains operate at a maximum speed of 140 km/hr.

7. Humsafar Express
Humsafar Express trains are long-distance, fully air-conditioned, three-tier trains. They are equipped with several facilities like LED screens providing information about train speed and stations, CCTV cameras, a PA system, coffee/tea vending machines, charging ports, smoke alarms, refrigeration and heating facilities, and bio-toilets.

8. Kavi Guru Express

9. Vande Bharat Express
Vande Bharat Express is a recently launched, fully air-conditioned, semi-high-speed, intercity day-train. Also known as Train 18, this train offers various facilities, such as CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi, hydraulic-pressure doors, snack tables, and smoke/fire detection and extinguishing system. It runs at a speed of 200 km/hr, making it one of the fastest trains in India.

10. Tejas Express
Tejas Express trains are semi-high-speed, air-conditioned, chair car trains boasting of several onboard amenities, like LED TV with charging socket, CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi, snack tables, coffee/tea vending machines, celebrity chef menu, smoke/fire detection and extinguishing system, sensor water taps, and bio-vacuum toilets, to mention a few. These trains have the capacity to clock 200 km/hr, but due to technical reasons, their speed is restricted to 130 km/hr.

11. Gatiman Express
Gatimaan Express is the country’s first semi-high speed train that connects Jhansi to New Delhi. It is an air-conditioned chair car train equipped with various modern facilities like Wi-Fi, GPS-based passenger information system, fire alarms, sliding doors, and bio-toilets. It also has train hostesses to serve the passengers on-board. This train runs at a top speed of 160 km/hr.
Vivek Express

Antyodaya Express
Antyodaya Express trains are fully unreserved, high-speed trains that operate on peak routes of India’s railway network. These overnight trains are designed to provide fast connectivity at highly affordable rates.
. Mahamana Express
Mahamana Express is a series of superfast express trains that have Model Rake coaches. The train is named in honor of educationist and freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya.
. Yuva Express

. Double Decker Express
Double Decker Express trains comprise of rail carriages that have bi-level seating facility for passengers. These are fast-speed, air-conditioned, day-travel express trains with limited stops.

Intercity Expres
Passenger trains provide economical travel options at slow speeds of about 40-80 km/hr. They often have non-reserved seating arrangements. These trains stop at almost every station on their route. They are classified as slow passenger trains and fast passenger trains.

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