10 Interesting Facts about Indian Trains

There are many kind of transpirtations, such as land transportation, air transportation, and water transportation. Now, we are going to talk about land transportation named train, especially train in India. Facts about Indian Trains will inform you about many kind of train. For example: the fastest train, the slowest train, least punctual train, etc. As we know that train can help many people to reach their destination. Besides, train becomes the cheapest transportation. That is why many people use it. The other facts about Indian trains will be explained below.

Facts about Indian Trains 1: Indian Railways

The largest railways network is Indian Railways which was operated by a single government. Besides, it is also become third largest network in the world (127,760 kms). Approximately, there are 8421 million passengers on 9991 with 7,172 stations trains in a year and 13 million people in a day.

Facts about Indian Trains 2: Five luxury trains

Palace on Wheels (Rajasthan), Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, The Maharajas’ Express (begins in Delhi but the itinerary differs), The Golden Chariot (Karnataka and Goa), and
The Deccan Odyssey (begins in Maharashtra but itinerary differs) are the five luxury trains in India. Besides, the oldest train is Palace on Wheels.

Palace on Wheels
Palace on Wheels

Facts about Indian Trains 3: Slowest train in India

The Nilgiri Express is the slowest train in India. The speed is around 10 kmph.

Facts about Indian Trains 4: Fastest train in India

The fastest train in India is New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express. The speed is around 150 kmph on the Delhi-Agra stretch (195 km).

New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express
New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express

Facts about Indian Trains 5: Longest and Shorter routes

Vivek Express (from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari) is the longest route in Indian Railways. The distance is around 4273 km. Whereas the distance from Nagpur to Ajni becomes the shorter route. It is about 3 kms.

Facts about Indian Trains 6: Least punctual train

As we know that all of transportations can be delayed, especially trains and airplanes. It is also happen in India. The Guwahati-Trivandrum Express is the most long-distance train in India. It is about 65 hours and 5 minutes. However, the train can delay in 10-12 hours per trip.

The Guwahati-Trivandrum Express
The Guwahati-Trivandrum Express

Facts about Indian Trains 7: Longest station name

Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta is the longest station name. It is located on the Arakkonam-Renigunta section near Chennai.

Facts about Indian Trains 8: Shortest station name

The shortest station name is Ib, which is located near Jharsuguda in Odisha and Od, near Anand in Gujarat.

The shortest station name
The shortest station name

Facts about Indian Trains 9: Trains with most stops

The Trivandrum-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express is the most halts in 528km between Vadodara and Kota. Followed by Delhi – Howrah Janata Express (109 halts), and Jammu Tawi – Sealdah Express (99 halts).

Facts about Indian Trains 10: Two stations at same location

Srirampur and Belapur in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra are two different stations at same location. They are located on opposite sides of the track although on the same railway rute.

Srirampur and Belapur
Srirampur and Belapur

We have talked facts about Indian trains. Do you know other facts about it? Hopefully, this article will help you. Enjoy reading.

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