The Vande Bharat Express is one of the prestigious and modern trains run and managed by the Indian Railways. And Vande Bharat is considered as most pride transportation system for India. In India the first fastest high speed train is the Gatimaan Express, So the Vande Bharat train is considered as the second fastest train, it is considered as the semi-high speed train. Vande Bharat is also known as Train 18 and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in 2019. As of 2022, the Vande Bharat train runs only on 2 routes.
Facilities of Vande Bharat
Vande Bharat Express is truly one of the most modern types of trains that are proudly owned by India. Due to speed capability of this train it will reduces the destination time. So that the travellers get some what more exicted to choose this. It is purposely given an airplane look from the inside to match its upscale aesthetics.
Vande Bharat Express harbors rotatable seats which makes travel even more customizable. Compare to the normal trains, more features and facilities are added up for the Vande Bharat. There are large windows in each coach which makes sightseeing a wonderful experience. Moreover, the catering service of the Vande Bharat Train is phenomenal. Other prominent amenities include automatic doors, smoke alarms, surveillance, odor control system, bio vacuum toilets, sensory taps, etc.
Vandhe Bharat Services
As of now the following services of Vande Bharat were running on, May some of the new services will also be added to the list as the requirements.
The following table provides the list of trains in service as of May 2023:
|Sr. No.||Train Name||Train Number||Originating Station||Terminal Station||Operator||Rake Version||Frequency||Distance||Travel Time||Speed||Inauguration|
|Maximum permitted||Average (including stoppage)|
|1||New Delhi – Varanasi Vande Bharat Express||22435/22436||New Delhi||Varanasi Junction||NR||VB2||Except Thursdays||759 km (472 mi)||08h 00m||130 km/h (81 mph)||95 km/h (59 mph)||15 February 2019|
|2||New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Vande Bharat Express||22439/22440||New Delhi||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra||NR||VB2||Except Tuesdays||655 km (407 mi)||08h 00m||130 km/h (81 mph)||82 km/h (51 mph)||3 October 2019|
|3||Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Capital Vande Bharat Express||20901/20902||Mumbai Central||Gandhinagar Capital||WR||VB2||Except Wednesdays||522 km (324 mi)||06h 25m||130 km/h (81 mph)||82 km/h (51 mph)||30 September 2022|
|4||New Delhi – Amb Andaura Vande Bharat Express||22447/22448||New Delhi||Amb Andaura||NR||VB2||Except Fridays||412 km (256 mi)||05h 15m||130 km/h (81 mph)||78 km/h (48 mph)||13 October 2022|
|5||MGR Chennai Central – Mysuru Vande Bharat Express||20607/20608||MGR Chennai Central||Mysuru Junction||SR||VB2||Except Wednesdays||496 km (308 mi)||06h 30m||130 km/h (81 mph)||79 km/h (49 mph)||11 November 2022|
|6||Bilaspur – Nagpur Vande Bharat Express||20825/20826||Bilaspur Junction||Nagpur Junction||SECR||VB2||Except Saturdays||412 km (256 mi)||05h 30m||130 km/h (81 mph)||75 km/h (47 mph)||11 December 2022|
|7||Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express||22301/22302||Howrah Junction||New Jalpaiguri Junction||ER||VB2||Except Wednesdays||565 km (351 mi)||07h 30m||130 km/h (81 mph)||75 km/h (47 mph)||30 December 2022|
|8||Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Vande Bharat Express||20833/20834||Visakhapatnam Junction||Secunderabad Junction||ECoR||VB2||Except Sundays||698 km (434 mi)||08h 30m||130 km/h (81 mph)||82 km/h (51 mph)||15 January 2023|
|9||Mumbai CSMT – Solapur Vande Bharat Express||22225/22226||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus||Solapur||CR||VB2||Except Wednesdays
|452 km (281 mi)||06h 30m||110 km/h (68 mph)||70 km/h (43 mph)||10 February 2023|
|10||Mumbai CSMT – Sainagar Shirdi Vande Bharat Express||22223/22224||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus||Sainagar Shirdi||CR||VB2||Except Tuesdays||339 km (211 mi)||05h 20m||110 km/h (68 mph)||64 km/h (40 mph)||10 February 2023|
|11||Rani Kamalapati (Habibganj) – Hazrat Nizamuddin Vande Bharat Express||20171/20172||Rani Kamalapati||Hazrat Nizamuddin||WCR||VB2||Except Saturdays||702 km (436 mi)||07h 30m||160 km/h (99 mph)||94 km/h (58 mph)||1 April 2023|
|12||Secunderabad – Tirupati Vande Bharat Express||20701/20702||Secunderabad Junction||Tirupati||SCR||VB2||Except Tuesdays||661 km (411 mi)||08h 15m||130 km/h (81 mph)||80 km/h (50 mph)||8 April 2023|
|13||MGR Chennai Central – Coimbatore Vande Bharat Express||20643/20644||MGR Chennai Central||Coimbatore Junction||SR||VB2||Except Wednesdays||495 km (308 mi)||05h 50m||130 km/h (81 mph)||85 km/h (53 mph)||8 April 2023|
|14||Delhi Cantonment – Ajmer Vande Bharat Express||20977/20978||Delhi Cantonment||Ajmer Junction||NWR||VB2||Except Wednesdays||428 km (266 mi)||05h 15m||110 km/h (68 mph)||82 km/h (51 mph)||12 April 2023|
|15||Kasaragod – Thiruvananthapuram Vande Bharat Express||20633/20634||Kasaragod||Thiruvananthapuram Central||SR||VB2||Except Thursdays||587 km (365 mi)||08h 05m||110 km/h (68 mph)||73 km/h (45 mph)||25 April 2023|
|16||Howrah – Puri Vande Bharat Express||22895/22896||Howrah Junction||Puri||SER||VB2||Except Thursdays||500 km (310 mi)||06h 25m||130 km/h (81 mph)||78 km/h (48 mph)||18 May 2023|
|17||Anand Vihar Terminal – Dehradun Vande Bharat Express||22457/22458||Anand Vihar Terminal||Dehradun Terminal||NR||VB2||Except Wednesdays||304 km (189 mi)||04h 45m||130 km/h (81 mph)||64 km/h (40 mph)||25 May 2023|
|18||New Jalpaiguri – Guwahati Vande Bharat Express||22227/22228||New Jalpaiguri Junction||Guwahati||NFR||VB2||Except Tuesdays||407 km (253 mi)||05h 30m||110 km/h (68 mph)||74 km/h (46 mph)||29 May 2023|
|Future Services (Received rakes/Completed trial run)|
|19||Mumbai CSMT – Madgaon Vande Bharat Express||22229/22230||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus||Madgaon Junction||CR||VB2||Except Fridays||586 km (364 mi)||07h 50m||120 km/h (75 mph)||75 km/h (47 mph)||(TBC)|