Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 1 covid train runs from Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn - Bhavnagar Terminus Kakinada Port Special (12756).
Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn Bhavnagar Terminus Kakinada Port Special (12756) departs from Solapur Jn station (SUR) at and arrives Vikarabad Jn station (VKB) at . This train has 5 stoppages.
Shatabdi express is a premium category full air-conditioned train that connects important cities of India. These are the fastest trains in India which can run at over 150 kmph. These trains runs for short distances only and are not for overnight journeys. Shatabdi trains have only seating arrangements. They are equipped with safer LHB coaches. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. These train offers catering facilities and the food fare is included in ticket cost. Shatabdi trains have classes Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class(EC). These are best alternative to bus journeys. 1 shatabdi train runs from Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn - Pune Secunderabad Shatabdi Express (12025).
Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn Pune Secunderabad Shatabdi Express (12025) departs from Solapur Jn station (SUR) at and arrives Vikarabad Jn station (VKB) at . This train has 4 stoppages. Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn shatabdi fare is Rs.640 in Chair Car, Rs.1430 in Executive Anubhuti and Rs.1240 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Pune Secunderabad Shatabdi Express 12025/26 is the fastest train on this route. It made its maiden run on November 13, 2011. This train runs 6 days a week skipping every Tuesday in both direction trains. On June 09, 2016 catering was made optional for this Pune-Secunderabad Shatabdi train 12025/26 which was made on an experimental basis only for 45 days. Passengers were allowed to opt out of catering charge which by default was included in ticket fare.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn - Indore Lingampalli Humsafar Express (19316).
Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn Indore Lingampalli Humsafar Express (19316) departs from Solapur Jn station (SUR) at and arrives Vikarabad Jn station (VKB) at . This train has 2 stoppages. Solapur Jn to Vikarabad Jn humsafar fare is Rs.575 in Third AC for this train.