Rajdhani express are premium category trains by the Indian Railways that redefines luxury travelling in India. It is a fully air-conditioned train which connects country capital (Delhi) with state capitals. That is why they are called 'Rajdhani' which translates to 'Capital' in English. These train runs at very high speed and therefore it usually takes least time to reach destination compared to other trains on the same route. Mumbai rajdhani is the fastest rajdhani train which attains a maximum speed of 140 kmph on some stretch. Rajdhani Express offers catering facilities inside the train the fare of which is included in ticket fare. Rajdhani trains have 3 classes - First AC (1A), AC II-tier (2A) and AC III-tier (3A) only and they are coupled with LHB coaches that have higher safety features. The ticket fare for Rajdhani is maximum amongst all trains on the same route and has dynamic fare (Flexi Fare) system. Waitlisted passengers are strictly not allowed inside this train. Rajdhani train coaches are usually painted in red with a grey colored strip outside. 1 rajdhani train runs from Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara - Thiruvananthapuram Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (12431).
Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara Thiruvananthapuram Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (12431) departs from Trivandrum Central station (TVC) at and arrives Vadodara Jn station (BRC) at . Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara rajdhani fare is Rs.5895 in First AC, Rs.3570 in Third AC and Rs.5065 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Trivandrum Rajdhani is the longest running Rajdhani train. Trivandrum Rajdhani runs three times a week. This is the only Rajdhani whose time table seeks a change every year during monsoon season since it crosses Konkan region. It is allotted more time during monsoon as trains run slower during this time and the timings are reverted in October end when monsoon ends.
Sampark Kranti is a series of express trains in India that connects different states of India to the national capital - New Delhi. Sampark in Hindi means connectivity while Kranti is also a word in Hindi language meaning revolution. Thus these trains have revolutionized the state connectivity with center. These trains have a combination of all the classes - AC, Sleeper and Unreserved coaches. Sampark Kranti trains are for long distance journeys. These trains are named after states and Sampark Kranti train for a particular state has most of the stoppages in that state only. 1 sampark-kranti train runs from Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara - Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12217).
Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12217) departs from Kochuveli station (KCVL) at and arrives Vadodara Jn station (BRC) at . Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara sampark-kranti fare is Rs.4745 in First AC, Rs.405 in None, Rs.1885 in Third AC, Rs.2755 in Second AC and Rs.715 in Sleeper for this train.
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 Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara - Tirunelveli Gandhidham Humsafar Express (19423).
Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara Tirunelveli Gandhidham Humsafar Express (19423) departs from Trivandrum Central station (TVC) at and arrives Vadodara Jn station (BRC) at . Thiruvananthapuram to Vadodara humsafar fare is Rs.3140 in Third AC for this train.
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