India has one of the largest railway network with 115,000 km of track and 7,112 stations. Indian railways has also been included in the list of Top 10 employers of the World. With time, Indian Railways has been introducing new trains to benefit the tourists across India. There are some beautiful Luxury trains in important tourist cities of India as well as some mind blowing Toy trains like Kalka-Shimla Toy Train. Indian Railways will soon start its services for the fastest train in India, Gatimaan Express. Today we are going to tell you about 8 Best Double Decker Trains in India.
Top 8 Double Decker Trains in India
1. Ahmedabad – Mumbai Central Double Decker Express (12931 down / 12932 up)
Ahmedabad Mumbai Central Double Decker Express runs between Ahmedabad Junction and Mumbai Central covering a distance of 491 kilometres at 70.14 km/hr. This train runs once in a day, 6 days a week. As of 2015, this train has 12 AC Chair Car & 2 EOG cars.
Ahmedabad Junction to Mumbai Central – 12932
Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad Junction – 12931
2. Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express ( 22183 down / 22184 up )
Bhopal – Indore AC Double Decker Express by Indian Railways runs between Bhopal and Indore, both within the state of Madhya Pradesh covering a distance of 224 kilometres between Bhopal Habibganj and Indore Junction in around 4 hours .
It consists of 11 AC coaches all of which are GPS enabled which provides information like current train speed, distance to final destination, distance to next stop, stoppage station name and timing performance on an LCD screen. The train was started in September 2013.
Bhopal Habibganj to Indore Junction – 22184
Indore Junction to Bhopal Habibganj – 22183
3. Chennai – Bangalore Double Decker Express (22625 down / 22626 up)
Chennai – Bangalore AC Double Decker Express runs between Chennai Central and Bangalore City also said to be the the first AC Double Decker Train in South India. This train has 10 coaches of AC Double Decker Chair Car (CC) & 2 Luggage/Parcel coaches.
All the coaches of this train has 3 levels fitted with comfortable cushion seats. This train is also GPS enabled providing passenger information with real time information such as the train’s position and speed, and the distance to the next station.
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Chennai Central to Bangalore City – 22626
Bangalore City to Chennai Central – 22625
4. Flying Ranee (12921 down / 12922 up)
Flying Ranee runs between Surat and Mumbai and is a daily service covering a distance of 263 kilometers at 56.35 km/hr. This train has 2 AC Chair Car, 3 General second class, 1 First Class & 12 Double Decker non AC coaches.
This train first started in 1906 and was discontinued between 1906 and 1939 due to World War Two.
Surat to Mumbai – 12922
Mumbai to Surat – 12921
5. Guntur – Kacheguda Double Decker Express (22117 down / 22118 up)
Kacheguda – Guntur AC Double Decker Express runs between Hyderabad and Guntur which runs twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday. It is said to be the fist AC Double decker train the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradhesh. It has Chair Car Coaches which has all enabled with VESDA ( Very Early Smoke Detection with Alarm System), first to be introduced in a Double Decker Train.
Hyderabad to Gunter – 22118
Guntur to Hyderabad – 22117
6. Jaipur Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express(12985 down / 12986 up)
Jaipur Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express runs between Jaipur Junction and Delhi Sarai Rohilla with a distance of 303 km at 67.33 km/hr. It covers this distance in 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Jaipur Junction to Delhi Sarai Rohilla – 12985
Delhi Sarai Rohilla to Jaipur Junction – 12986
7. Lucknow – Anand Vihar Terminal AC Biweekly Double Decker Express (12583 down / 12584 up)
Lucknow Jn – Anand Vihar Terminal AC Double Decker Express runs between Lucknow Junction and Anand Vihar Terminal. It is known to be the first double decker train in the state of Uttar Pradesh and runs bi-weekly on Fridays and Sundays from both directions. It covers this distance in 7 hours and 40 minutes.
Lucknow Junction to Anand Vihar Terminal – 12583
Anand Vihar Terminal to Lucknow Junction – 12584
8. Kacheguda – Tirupati Double Decker Express
Kacheguda – Tirupati AC Double Decker Express runs between Hyderabad and Tirupathi. It is said to be the first AC Double decker train in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. It has Chair Car Coaches which has all enabled with VESDA ( Very Early Smoke Detection with Alarm System), first to be introduced in a Double Decker Train.
Kacheguda to Tirupathi – 22120
Tirupathi to Kacheguda – 22119
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