Rajdhani Express – Thiruvananthapuram
The Trivandrum Rajdhani (12431/32) is a passenger train service in India, connecting the national capital New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of state Kerala. It runs from Thiruvanathapuram Central to Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. It is the longest running Rajdhani Express train, which covers about 3,149 km (1,957 mi). It has a record for the highest section speed, reaching 104 km/h (65 mph) between Ratnagiri and Sawantwadi Road (225 km or 140 mi in 2 h 10 min). It also gets a speed of 140 km/h (87 mph) between Udupi and Karwar (267 km). It moves at an average speed of 69.43 km/h (43.14 mph) between Delhi and Trivandrum. It uses GZB(GHAZIABAD) WAP7 or WAP5 for its run between H.Nizamuddin and Vadodra and Golden Rock(GOC)WDP3A from Vadodara to Trivandrum Central. It was also the first Rajdhani bound to south to get the new model LHB coaches. Its live status can be followed at indiarailinfo.com
Note: The length of the Konkan Railway is actually 738 km (and not 1034 km) since it is 'inflated by 40%' (296 km) to calculate fares. So the calculated section speed would be meaningless.
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