Duronto Express Passenger Services

Duronto Express Passenger Services in India

Duronto Express trains are a set of specialized rail services by Indian Railways like Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express trains. These are the non-stop point to point rail services introduced for the first time in the history of India.These services connect the metros and major state capitals of India.Introduced in the Indian Rail Budget 2009-10, these trains run non-stop from source and destinations with some technical and crew halts in the journey. The Duronto express trains are projected to be the fastest trains in India. With four different classes of accommodation, the Duronto trains would provided with many passenger facilities than any other train service on Indian Railways.The livery of these trains is painted splashes of colors. There would be a pantry car also, provided in the train.

“This has been made possible as these trains, unlike the Rajdhani Express, will have no intermediate stoppages and run in much the same speed clocked by Rajdhani,” said Railway Board member, Shri Prakash. “The trains will, however, have technical stoppages at a few stations for facilitating staff and loco change but the “transit time will come down drastically “, he said.

Duronto Express Train Services
Duronto Express Train

Duronto Express Train List

Train NoTrain NameSource StationDeparture TimeDestination StationArrival Time
Train No. 02013DURONTO EXPRESSSHALIMAR18:15PATNA JN2:50
Train No. 02201DURONTO SPECIALSEALDAH15:15PURI4:00
Train No. 02259NDLS PREMIUM SPLSEALDAH18:30NEW DELHI11:25
Train No. 02260SDAH PREMIUMNEW DELHI19:45SEALDAH12:30
Train No. 02265ANVT SUVIDHA SPLSEALDAH15:20ANAND VIHAR TRM13:45
Train No. 02266SDAH SUVIDHAANAND VIHAR TRM18:45SEALDAH16:40
Train No. 02313SDAH NDLS SPLSEALDAH18:30NEW DELHI11:25
Train No. 02314NDLS SDAH SPLNEW DELHI19:45SEALDAH12:30
Train No. 02355SUVIDHA SPECIALPATNA JN10:30MUMBAI CST13:35
Train No. 02822PUNE SUVIDHA SPLHOWRAH JN10:25PUNE JN18:40
Train No. 04415BJU NDLS SUVIDHABARAUNI JN21:35NEW DELHI22:10
Train No. 04416NDLS BJU SUVIDHANEW DELHI19:25BARAUNI JN18:50
Train No. 04421BDTS NZM SUVIDHABANDRA TERMINUS23:35H NIZAMUDDIN19:05
Train No. 04422NZM BDTS SUVIDHAH NIZAMUDDIN21:35BANDRA TERMINUS16:35
Train No. 09013LUCKNOW SUVIDHAMUMBAI CENTRAL20:35LUCKNOW NE20:35
Train No. 09014LJN BCT SUVIDHALUCKNOW NE22:45MUMBAI CENTRAL23:25
Train No. 09417ADI DEE SUVIDHAAHMEDABAD JN16:10DELHI S ROHILLA6:50
Train No. 09418DEE ADI SUVIDHADELHI S ROHILLA16:15AHMEDABAD JN7:00
Train No. 12213DURONTO EXPRESSYESVANTPUR JN23:40DELHI S ROHILLA6:50
Train No. 12214YPR DURONTO EXPDELHI S ROHILLA23:00YESVANTPUR JN7:55
Train No. 12219SC DURONTO EXPLOKMANYATILAK T23:05SECUNDERABAD JN11:05
Train No. 12220DURONTO AC EXPSECUNDERABAD JN23:05LOKMANYATILAK T11:05
Train No. 12221HOWRAH DURONTOPUNE JN15:15HOWRAH JN19:40
Train No. 12222HWH PUNE DURONTOHOWRAH JN8:20PUNE JN11:45
Train No. 12223LTT ERS DURONTOLOKMANYATILAK T20:50ERNAKULAM JN17:45
Train No. 12224ERS LTT DURONTOERNAKULAM JN23:30LOKMANYATILAK T23:55
Train No. 12227INDORE DURONTOMUMBAI CENTRAL23:15INDORE JN BG11:50
Train No. 12228MUMBAI DURONTOINDORE JN BG23:00MUMBAI CENTRAL11:40
Train No. 12239JAIPUR DURONTOMUMBAI CENTRAL23:15JAIPUR14:35
Train No. 12240JP BCT DURONTOJAIPUR19:10MUMBAI CENTRAL11:40
Train No. 12245HWH YPR DURONTOHOWRAH JN11:00YESVANTPUR JN16:00
Train No. 12246DURONTO EXPRESSYESVANTPUR JN11:15HOWRAH JN16:10
Train No. 12259NDLS DURONTOSEALDAH18:30NEW DELHI11:30
Train No. 12260SDAH DURONTO EXPNEW DELHI19:40SEALDAH12:35
Train No. 12261HOWRAH DURONTOMUMBAI CST17:15HOWRAH JN19:40
Train No. 12262HWH CSTM DURONTOHOWRAH JN8:20MUMBAI CST10:30
Train No. 12263NZM DURONTO EXPPUNE JN11:10H NIZAMUDDIN6:55
Train No. 12264PUNE DURONTO EXPH NIZAMUDDIN10:55PUNE JN7:10
Train No. 12265DEE JAT DURONTODELHI S ROHILLA22:15JAMMU TAWI7:20
Train No. 12266DURONTO EXPRESSJAMMU TAWI19:20DELHI S ROHILLA4:20
Train No. 12267ADI DURONTO EXPMUMBAI CENTRAL23:25AHMEDABAD JN5:50
Train No. 12268BCT DURONTO EXPAHMEDABAD JN23:45MUMBAI CENTRAL6:00
Train No. 12269 DURONTO EXPRESSCHENNAI CENTRAL6:40H NIZAMUDDIN10:35
Train No. 12270 MAS DURONTO EXPH NIZAMUDDIN15:45CHENNAI CENTRAL20:10
Train No. 12273NDLS DURONTOHOWRAH JN12:45NEW DELHI6:20
Train No. 12274HWH DURONTO EXPNEW DELHI12:55HOWRAH JN6:10
Train No. 12275NDLS DURONTO EXPALLAHABAD JN22:40NEW DELHI6:20
Train No. 12276ALD DURONTO EXPNEW DELHI22:40ALLAHABAD JN6:10
Train No. 12281 BBS DURONTO EXPBHUBANESWAR8:10NEW DELHI6:20
Train No. 12282 BBS DURONTO EXPNEW DELHI12:55BHUBANESWAR10:50
Train No. 12283 ERS NZM DURONTOERNAKULAM JN23:30H NIZAMUDDIN20:40
Train No. 12284 NZM ERS DURONTOH NIZAMUDDIN21:35ERNAKULAM JN15:20
Train No. 12285 NZM DURONTO EXSECUNDERABAD JN13:30H NIZAMUDDIN10:35
Train No. 12286 NZM SC DURONTOH NIZAMUDDIN15:45SECUNDERABAD JN14:00
Train No. 12289 NAGPUR DURONTOMUMBAI CST20:15NAGPUR7:20
Train No. 12290 NGP CSTM DURONTONAGPUR20:40MUMBAI CST7:55
Train No. 12293ALD DURONTO EXPLOKMANYATILAK T17:25ALLAHABAD JN12:25
Train No. 12294ALD LTT DURONTOALLAHABAD JN19:30LOKMANYATILAK T14:50
Train No. 12297PUNE DURONTOAHMEDABAD JN22:30PUNE JN7:10
Train No. 12298ADI DURONTO EXPPUNE JN21:35AHMEDABAD JN6:15
Train No. 22201DURONTO EXPRESSSEALDAH20:00PURI4:00
Train No. 22202DURONTO EXPRESSPURI19:45SEALDAH4:00
Train No. 22203SC DURONTO EXPVISAKHAPATNAM19:55SECUNDERABAD JN6:15
Train No. 22204VSKP DURONTO EXSECUNDERABAD JN20:30VISAKHAPATNAM6:05
Train No. 22205 MDU DURONTO EXPCHENNAI CENTRAL22:30MADURAI JN7:10
Train No. 22206 MAS DURONTO EXPMADURAI JN22:45CHENNAI CENTRAL7:15
Train No. 22207 SUPER AC EXPCHENNAI CENTRAL16:30TRIVANDRUM CNTL5:45
Train No. 22208 SUPER AC EXPTRIVANDRUM CNTL21:30CHENNAI CENTRAL10:30
Train No. 22209NDLS DURONTO EXPMUMBAI CENTRAL23:15NEW DELHI16:30
Train No. 22210BCT DURONTONEW DELHI23:25MUMBAI CENTRAL16:15
Train No. 22211AII NZM DURONTOAJMER JN5:50H NIZAMUDDIN12:35
Train No. 22212NZM AII DURONTOH NIZAMUDDIN15:10AJMER JN21:50
Train No. 22213SHM PNBE DURONTOSHALIMAR22:05PATNA JN6:40
Train No. 22214DURONTO EXPRESSPATNA JN20:40SHALIMAR5:40
Train No. 22313SUVIDHA AC EXPSEALDAH15:20SHMATA VD KATRA23:30
Train No. 22315SUVIDHA AC EXPSEALDAH18:30JODHPUR JN3:00
Train No. 22821PUNE HWH SUVIDHAPUNE JN10:30HOWRAH JN18:15
Train No. 22913BCT NDLS SUIVDHAMUMBAI CENTRAL16:00NEW DELHI7:55
Train No. 22914NDLS BCT SUVIDHANEW DELHI14:50MUMBAI CENTRAL6:55
Train No. 52451SHIVALK DLX EXPKALKA5:30SIMLA10:15
Train No. 52452SHIVALK DLX EXPSIMLA17:40KALKA22:25

Fare

The fares for the Duronto trains are less when compared with other prestigious super fast rail services such as Rajdhani Express which ply between the same destinations. The fare in the new “economy” AC 3-tier class (similar to that of Garib Rath Express) of Duronto would be Rs. 200 less than the fares, when for Rajdhani Express. The fares will not include food and catering costs.

Efficiency and Speed

The Duronto Expresses are one of the fastest trains in India. These trains run faster than Rajdhani Express trains which hold the record of the fastest long-distance trains in India.This has been made possible as these trains, unlike the Rajdhani Express, will have no intermediate stoppages and run in much the same speed clocked by Rajdhani. For example, the new bi-weekly non-stop train between New Delhi and Sealdah will take 16 hours to cover the journey, as against 17 hours taken by Rajdhani Express.The trains will, however, have technical stoppages at a few stations for facilitating staff and loco change but the transit time will come down drastically.The trains will adhere to the speed limit of 110 kmph. The Chennai Duronto is projected to run at a speed of 130 kmph.

On board Amenities

Duronto Express Train Hyderabad to Delhi
Duronto Express Train Hyderabad to Delhi

The Duronto services would consist of four classes of accommodation namely first AC, two-tier AC, three-tier AC and economy AC (similar to that of Garib Rath Express). The Rakes comprise ICF coaches used in the Rajdhanis and Garib Raths earlier.Each Duronto coach is 24 meters long, compared to the regular coach length of 22.3 meters. The distance between coaches is less too – 460 mm instead of the regular 960 mm.
Besides safety and hygiene features like dustbins and fire extinguishers, the coaches have sleeker designs for bottle holders and switches, mobile charging points, sliding transparent doors between coaches, and LED night lamps instead of regular fluorescent lights.
The train is built of stainless steel (which makes the coaches lighter by about two tonnes each), which is lighter, anti-corrosive and more durable than the conventional ‘cotton steel’. An important safety feature is the central buffer couplers whose enhanced load capacity makes the train derailment-proof.

 Chennai Central – H.Nizamuddin Duronto Weekly Express

  • Train No. 12269 Chennai Central – H.Nizamuddin Duronto Weekly Express will leave Chennai Central at 06.40 hrs. on Monday and arrive H.Nizamuddin at 10.35 hrs. the next day.
  • Train No. 12270 H.Nizamuddin – Chennai Central Duronto Weekly Express will leave H.Nizamuddin at 16.00 hrs. on Tuesday and arrive Chennai Central at 20.10 hrs. the next day.

Chennai Central – Madurai Duronto Weekly Express

  • Train No.22205 Chennai Central – Madurai AC Duronto bi-weekly express will leave Chennai Central at 22.30 hrs. on Mondays and Wednesdays and arrive Madurai at 07.00 hrs. the next day.
  • Train No.22206 Madurai – Chennai Central AC Duronto bi-weekly express will leave Madurai at 22.40 hrs. on Tuesdays and Thursdays  and arrive  Chennai Central at 07.10 hrs. the next day.

THIRUVANATHAPURAM – CHENNAI CENTRAL DURONTO

  • Train No.22207 Chennai Central – Thiruvananthapuram AC Duronto bi-weekly express will leave Chennai Central at 16.30 hrs. on Tuesdays and Fridays and arrive Thiruvananthapuram at 05.15 hrs. the next day.
  • Train No.22208 Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Central AC Duronto bi-weekly express will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 21.30 hrs. on Wednesdays and Saturdays  and arrive  Chennai Central at 10.15 hrs. the next day.
Composition
1 AC First Class, 3 AC 2-tier and 9 AC 3-tier coaches.

MUMBAI – NAGPUR DURONTO EXPRESS TRAIN

  • Train No . 12289 Mumbai CST – Nagpur Duronto Tri-weekly will leave from Mumbai CST on every (Mon, Wed and Fri) at 8:15 PM and will reach Nagpur at 7:20 AM.
  • Train No . 12290 Nagpur – Mumbai CST Duronto Tri-weekly will leave from Nagpur on every (Sun, Tue and Thu) at 8:40 PM and will reach Mumbai CST at  7:15 AM

HYDERABAD – DELHI DURONTO EXPRESS

Secunderabad – Hazrat Nizamuddin – Secuderabad Duronto Express

  • Train No 12285 Secunderabad – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto bi-weekly express will depart from Secunderabad on Sundays and Thursdays at 1.30 pm and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin at 10.35 am the next day.
  • Train No 12286 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Secunderabad Duronto Express will leave Hazrat Nizamuddin on Mondays and Fridays at 4 pm and arrive in Secunderabad at 2 pm the next day.

 

Composition
The train will have four classes of accommodation – AC First Class, 2-Tier AC, 3-Tier AC and non-AC sleeper.

Running time is 21 hours only.

BHUBANESWAR – NEW DELHI DURONTO EXPRESS

Indian Railways Introduced new Duronto Express. Following are the details
  • Train No.12281 / 12282 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Duronto weekly Express:-Train No. 12281 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Duronto weekly Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 08.15 am on every Sunday and will arrive New Delhi at 06.00 am on the next day. 12282 New Delhi -Bhubaneswar Duronto Weekly Express will leave New Delhi at 1.00 p.m. on every Monday and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 11.05 am on the following day.

 Composition
One First Class AC, One AC-2 tier, Four AC-3 tier, Eight Sleeper Class, Two Guard-cum-Luggage vans and one Pantry Car in its composition having no commercial stoppages between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi.

KERALA – DELHI DURONTO EXPRESS

Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Duronto Express Train

  • Train No. 12283 Ernakulam – Nizamuddin Duronto Express will leave from the Ernakulam Station 11:30 pm and will reach Nizamuddin 7:30 pm Thursday.
  • Train No. 12284 Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Duronto Express will leave from Nizamuddin every Saturday at 9:35 pm and will reach Ernakulam on every Monday 3:30 pm.

 

The train will run on the Konkan Rail route and will not having any stops in between the Ernakulam and the New Delhi. This train having advanced toilet services available.

 

Composition
Totally 17 coaches, in which one First Class AC, one Second Class AC, 4 Three Tier AC, 8 Sleeper Coaches, 1 Pantry Car and two Guard Vans.

Updated : 31 – 03 – 2010

DOCTORS AVAILABLE ON DURONTO EXPRESS

MUMBAI – AHMEDABAD DURONTO EXPRESS NOW DOCTORS AVAILABLE

  Western Railways announced that commissioned emergency medical facilities in 12267/12268 Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Duronto Express from 29/03/2010 by providing a doctor and a paramedical staff who will travel in the train along with vital and life saving medicines and emergency medical equipments like Glucometer, ECG machine, AED, Nebulizer, Oxygen Cylinder etc.  During medical emergency, the Railway Doctor can be approached in 2AC A1 coach of the Duronto Express. Help of Train Conductors and TTEs can be sought for approaching the doctor.

Some of the Duronto Express Trains later converted to others due less response from passengers for the Point to Point Services. Following are the list of these trains

  • Ajmer Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express(old) –  Ajmer Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express (New)
  • Chennai Coimbatore AC Duronto Express (Old) – Chennai Coimbatore Shatabdi Express (New)
  • Amrtisar Chandigarh Duronto Express (Old) – Amritsar Chandigarh Superfast Express(New)
  • Lucknow New Delhi AC Duronto Express(Old) – Lucknow Rajdhani Express (New)
  • Chennai Trivandrum Duronto Express (Old) – Chennai-Trivandrum Super AC Express (New)
  • Puri Howrah AC Duronto Express(Old) – Puri Howrah Shatabdi Express (New)
CHENNAI CENTRAL – COIMBATORE NON-STOP DURONTO EXPRESS
  • Train No. 12243/12244 Chennai Central – Coimbatore:- The train no.12243 Chennai Central – Coimbatore (Six days a week, except Tuesdays) Duronto Non-stop Express will leave ex. Chennai Central at 06.50 hrs. and arrive Coimbatore at 13.30 hrs. on the same day. Train No. 12244 Coimbatore – Chennai Central (Six days a week, except Tuesdays) Duronto Non-stop Express will leave Coimbatore at 15.05 hrs. and arrive Chennai Central at 21.50 hrs. the same day. The composition of the trains will be 1 Executive AC Chair Car and 7 AC Chair Car coaches.

13 COMMENTS

  1. I will travel by Howrah Digha Duronto exp, train time is 11.15 am at howrah and it will arroved Digha around 2.15 pm. my question is will railway provide us free food which is included in ticket or we will have to buy from pantry car ? plz answer as I will travel with my family

  2. had horrible experience while having my breakfast, lunch and dinner in Duranta express. I thought it has a mistake by catering team. But my impression said that they do it intensionaly.

    I had booked a round(two way) journey starting kolkata to bangalore, where i found that catering team are providing food forcibly without no test and quality. At only starting station(Either bangalore/kolkata), food was good and served to all passanger. However, food quality was not at all good and test less during dinner time, breakfast time and lunch time at destination.

    No snacks provided during evening time…(only tea/coffee)
    Spoon never provided during breakfast time..
    Foods provided are all expired its test quality and as well also they are served in cold temperature

    But at the end of journey, passanger always have to give TIPS(minimum 20 rupees) forcibly as service charge(said by catering team).

    You may not get full bedding package(sometime they do not provide blanket & towel) and they will charge Rs.25 extra for this.

    Even passanger are allowed to smoke in train….Nothing happen after complaining to TTE or coach service men.

    They all need should be monitored and should be rectified accordingly. Periodical audit should done to food quality and services provided to passanger.

    I have seen passanger feels help less if any action not taken to their concerns they faced.

    I am sure, it will be difficult for india citizen to said about growth of India if everybody understand their own responsibilities.

    Thanks
    Suman K Pattnaik

    • Duronto are the most speedy and very nice trains. According to you food in duronto is of good quality all the way from source to destination. There is no smoking allowed in duronto .

      Plz do not spread such rumours about this nice train.

  3. i had booked my ticket in Duronto chennai – newdelhi, but my programme was cancelled so i cancelled the ticket. In doroto cancelation charges is very high. in my ticket it deducted Rs. 805 as a cancelation charges…

  4. Dear Train Authorities.
    I am planning to travel to Mumbai from Hyderabad with my 1.5 years child. Could you please let me know whether facility is available to have hot milk for infant in the train?

  5. i will travelled vadodara from delhi by delhi-ernakulam duronto express and train departure time from delhi is 9-31 pm.. then they will give us dinner in train after train departs??

  6. Is the food is complimentary on the train no. 12289 duranto exp. On 3A plz let me know rgt now .. m travelling mumbai to nagpur ….plz tell me
    Thanx

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