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Train Names:
Abida Begum Express : Delhi Jn. - Raxaul [OLD - used only briefly]
(Abida Ahmed Begum, wife of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed)
Agniveena Express : Howrah - Asansol (former Bidhan Exp.)
(name
...
more...
of work by Bengali poet Nazrul Islam)
Ahilyanagari Express : Cochin - Indore
(another (older) name for Indore, built by Holkar queen Ahilyabai)
Ahimsa Express : Ahmedabad - Pune
(Ahimsa = non-violence, associated with Gandhi)
Air-Conditioned Express (AC Express) : Name used for several trains in the past when air-conditioning was rare. Howrah - New Delhi / Amritsar [OLD], Mumbai Central - New Delhi / Amritsar [OLD], Madras Central - New Delhi [OLD], Bombay VT - Howrah [OLD], Bombay VT - Madras Central [OLD], Madras Central - Howrah [OLD]. The last three existed at the same time and probably shared rakes in a three-way arrangement.
Ajanta Express : Secunderabad - Mudkhed
(Ajanta caves near Aurangabad)
Akal Takht Express : Sealdah - Amritsar
(Sikh holy site at the Golden Temple in Amritsar)
Ala Hazrat Express : Delhi - Bareilly
(Shrine of Muslim saint Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan)
Amarkantak Express : Durg - Bhopal
(source of the river Narmada)
Amarnath Express : Gorakhpur / Barauni - Jammu Tawi
Amarnath is a Hindu shrine in the Himalayas
Amaravati Express : Vijayawada - Hubli - Vasco da Gama
(name of town - location of Buddhist stupa)
Amrapali Express : Amritsar - Barauni [OLD}
(name of a character in a legend in the Jataka tales)
Amrapali Express : Amritsar - Katihar Jn. [unofficial}
(from the name of the earlier train that terminated at Barauni, see above)
Amrita Express : Palghat Town - Trivandrum
(named for Mata Amritanandamayi, a spiritual leader in Kerala)
Ananya Express : Sealdah - Ajmer (formerly Millennium Exp.)
('unique')
Ananthapuri Express : Trivandrum - Chennai Egmore
(One of the classical names of Trivandrum)
Andaman Expess : Jammu Tawi- Chennai
(apparently just to keep the tradition of having a train named after every state or territory -- the Andamans are islands and cannot have train services from the mainland, but at least can have a train named for them!)
Andhra Kesari Express : Vijayawada - Mumbai [PROPOSED]
'Lion of Andhra Pradesh')
Andhra Pradesh Express : Hyderabad - New Delhi
(name of state)
Aradhana Express : Howrah - Okha [unofficial?]
('worship', ??)
Aranyak Express : Bankura - Shalimar - Adra
('of the forest', perhaps referring to a novel of this name by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
Aravalli Express : Bandra - Jaipur
(a mountain range)
Archana Express : Rajendra Nagar - Jammu Tawi
(Worship ritual, 'pooja')
Arunachal Express : Kamakhya - Murkong Selek
(name for the state, 'hills of the dawn')
Ashram Express : Ahmedabad - New Delhi
(Gandhi's ashram at Ahmedabad)
Assam Mail : Delhi - Barauni (BG), Barauni - Guwahati (MG) [OLD]
(name of state)
August Kranti Rajdhani Express : Mumbai - Hazrat Nizamuddin
('August Revolution', the Quit India movement started in 1942) This train was the Bombay AC Rajdhani, and renamed in October 1992.
Avantika Express : Mumbai - Indore
(Avantika is another (older) name for Ujjain, near Indore)
Awadh Assam Express : Guwahati - New Delhi
(Awadh, also Avadh -- name of a region)
Awadh Express : Gorakhpur - Bandra
(Awadh, also Avadh -- name of region)
Awadh (Audh) Tirhut Mail : Lucknow - Guwahati (MG) [OLD]
(Awadh, also Avadh -- name of region; Tirhut -- name of a place. See also Tirhut Express)
Azad Express : Shalimar - Haldia
('free, independent')
Azad Hind Express : Pune - Howrah
('Free India') The Azad Hind Fauj was a nationalist militia raised by Netaji Subhashchandra Bose against the British.
Baidyanathdham Express : Puri - Patna
(Hindu holy spot near Bihar)
Bagh Express : Howrah - Kathgodam
(may be 'garden', or more likely 'tiger' the latter could be a reference to Corbett National Park near Kathgodam)
Bagha Jatin Passenger : Howrah - Bhadrak
(Bagha Jatin or Jatindranath Mukherjee was a freedom fighter from West Bengal)
Barak Valley Express : Lumding - Silchar
(river valley in Assam)
Barisal Express : Sealdah - Jessore / Khulna [OLD]
(name of place)
Basava Express : Yeshwantpur - Bijapur
(Basava, also known as Basaveshwara or Basavanna, was a 12th century reformer and theologian from the Bijapur area)
Beas Link Express : Jodhpur - Jat
(Beas river)
Begumpura Express : Jalandhar - Goverdhanpura (Varanasi)
(Area near Jalandhar)
Bhagirathi Express : Sealdah - Lalgola
(name of river, tributary of the Ganga)
Bhagirathi Express : Chapra - Allahabad City (NER, MG) [OLD]
(name of river, tributary of the Ganga)
Bhagya Nagar Express : Secunderabad - Sirpur Kagaznagar
(Bhagyanagar is an old name for present-day Hyderabad)
Bharat Darshan : Tourist journey, billed as a pan-Indian economy tourist train
('vision of India')
Bharat Tirth : Tourist trains with circular itineraries run by IRCTC, primarily in the south
('pilgrimage of India')
Bhopal Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Habibganj
(Bhopal is the real destination near Habibganj)
Bidhan Express : Howrah - Asansol [OLD, unofficial?]
(named for Dr Bidhan Chandra Ray, former chief minister of West Bengal)
Bihar Express : New Delhi - Darbhanga
(name of state)
Bishwabharati (Vishwabharati) fast Passenger : Howrah - Rampurhat
(Rabindranath Tagore's university at Shantiniketan)
Black Diamond Express : Howrah - Dhanbad
(coalfields)
Blue Express : Chennai - Mettupalayam Nilgiri Express [unofficial]
(from the earlier name, Blue Mountain Express -- see below)
Blue Mountain Express : Chennai - Mettupalaiyam [OLD]
(Nilgiri ranges = Blue Mountain)
Boat Mail (Indo-Ceylon Boat Mail) : Madras Egmore - Dhanushkodi [OLD]
(connecting to Colombo (Sri Lanka) by ferry from Talaimannar pier; predecessor of Rameswaram Exp.)
Bombay Jayanti : Mumbai - Kanyakumari [OLD, unofficial]
(one of the Jayanti Janata trains (see below))
Bombay VT Express : Kurla - Gorakhpur Kushinagar Exp. [unofficial]
(the train used to run to Victoria Terminus)
Brahmaputra Mail : New Delhi - Dibrugarh
(name of river)
Brindavan Express : Chennai - Bangalore
('garden', referring to the Brindavan Gardens in Mysore, since there used to be a connecting link from Bangalore to Mysore for passengers on this train. Note, however, Bangalore is also known as the Garden City.)
Buddha Purnima Express : Sarnath - Rajgir via Gaya
('purnima' = full moon; Buddha Purnima is the day marking the birth of the Buddha)
Buddhist Circuit : Tourist train covering sites of significance to Buddhism.
Bundelkhand Express : Gwalior - Varanasi
(name of region in Madhya Pradesh)
Cachar Express : Lumding - Silchar
(name of region in Assam)
Cape Express : Kanyakumari - Bangalore
(Kanyakumari is at the tip of the Indian peninsula, earlier known as Cape Comorin)
Capital Express : Katihar - Danapur - New Jalpaiguri
(Perhaps originally intended to run from Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar. Danapur is 9km from Patna.)
Cash Local [unofficial]
Name given to the cash collection train run daily by WR on the Mumbai suburban section. This train stops at each station to collect cash receipts from the ticket offices. The southernmost vendor compartment next to the Guard's van is used for carrying the cash, which is in large boxes, or sometimes in leather bags that are then placed in large round drums. Only security and treasury department personnel are allowed to travel in that vendor's compartment. A similar train runs in the Madras section (one of the Tiruttani locals in the morning).
Cauvery Express (see Kaveri Exp.)
Century Express (NER timetable listing of Sanctuary Exp., arising from confusion over the spelling)
Chalukya Express : Bombay - Bangalore via Miraj
(former kingdom in the area)
Chambal Express : Howrah - Agra
(name of river/valley)
Chambal Express : Howrah - Gwalior
(name of river/valley)
Chamundi Express : Mysore - Bangalore
(temple to deity of this name at Mysore)
Chandigarh Express : Kalka - Jodhpur
(name of town)
Chandrabhaga Express : Mumbai - Pandharpur [proposed]
(local name of river Bhima/Bhimarathi at Pandharpur)
Chappra Express : Gwalior - Barauni Jn. Mail [unofficial]
(name of region)
Charminar Express : Chennai - Hyderabad
(Charminar -- medieval minarets at Hyderabad)
Chattisgarh Express : Bilaspur - Amritsar; also Delhi - Durg
(name of region)
Chauri Chaura Express : Kanpur - Gorakhpur
(name of town)
Cheran Express : Chennai - Coimbatore
(historical royal dynasty)
Chetak Express : New Delhi - Udaipur
(legendary battlehorse of Maharana Pratap, ruler of Udaipur)
Chitrakut Express : Jabalpur - Lucknow
(region in Uttar Pradesh)
Cholan Express : Madras Egmore - Thiruchirapalli
(historical royal dynasty)
Circar Express : Chennai - Kakinada
(region in Andhra Pradesh)
Circular Express : Bombay - Madras - Calcutta - Bombay [OLD]
Classical India Tour : Tourist train covering Delhi-Agra-Gwalior-Khajuraho-Varanasi-Patna
Coalfield Express : Howrah - Dhanbad
(coal mines near Dhanbad)
Corbett Park Link Express : New Delhi - Ramnagar
(national park named for Jim Corbett, hunter and pioneer conservationist)
Coromandel Express : Howrah - Chennai
(name of the eastern coastal region)
Dakshin Express : Hyderabad - Hazrat Nizamuddin
('dakshin' = south)
Dakshin Express : Madras - Hazrat Nizamuddin [OLD]
('dakshin' = south)
Dakshin Parcel Express : Calcutta - Chennai (parcels)
('dakshin' = south)
Darjeeling Mail : Sealdah - New Jalpaiguri
(the town and region of Darjeeling)
Day Express : Cochin - Shoranur [OLD]
(Daytime train, predecessor of Parasuram Exp.)
Deccan Express : Mumbai - Pune
(the region - Deccan plateau)
Deccan Express : Pune - Bangalore (MG) [OLD]
(the region - Deccan plateau)
Deccan Odyssey : Maharashtra / Goa round trip tourist train
Deccan Queen : Mumbai - Pune
(the region - Deccan plateau; started 1930, first and second class accommodation only)
Deekshabhoomi (Dikshabhumi) Express : Nagpur - Gaya
(Dr Ambedkar College at Nagpur)
Dehra Express : Howrah - Dehradun Doon Express [unofficial]
(from the town Dehradun)
Delhi Jayanti : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Mangalore [OLD, unofficial]
(one of the Jayanti Janata trains (see below))
Delta Fast Passenger : Secunderabad - Repalle [unofficial?]
(Krishna Delta region between Guntur and Repalle)
Deluxe Express :
Popular name for some trains: Poorva Exp., Pashchim Exp., etc., as well as the older AC Express trains.
Desert Queen : Rajasthan - round trip tourist train
Devgiri Express : Mumbai - Nanded - Nizamabad - Kacheguda
(region in Maharashtra)
Dhauladhar Express : Pathankot - Delhi (formerly to Baijnath Paprola / Joginder Nagar?)
(name of mountain range)
Dhauli Express : Howrah - Bhubaneshwar
(hill in Orissa, site of the Kalinga war of Ashoka, ~270BCE)
Doon Express : Howrah - Dehradun
(the Doon valley)
Duplicate Express : Howrah - Varanasi, later Howrah - Amritsar [unofficial]
(The Howrah-Amritsar Exp. is considered a poor cousin of the more prestigious Howrah-Amritsar Mail, hence the term 'duplicate'. The name appeared on schedule boards at Bareilly, although it was not officially in any timetables. The train was originally (1960) the Howrah-Benaras Express and Passenger to Jaunpur (15/16 on ER).)
Duronto Express : Several, including Mumbai-Howrah (2009-09-28), Pune-H.Nizamuddin (2009-09-28), Chennai-H.Nizamuddin (2009-09-21), and Kolkata-H.Nizamuddin (2009-09-18)
('Quick' in Bengali; these trains are designated as fast non-stop trains.)
Dwaraka (Dwarka) Express : Okha - Guwahati
(Dwarka is a place on the west coast near Okha.)
East Bengal Express, East Bengal Mail : Sealdah - Parbatipur (East Pakistan, now Bangladesh) [OLD]
(Bengal region)
East Coast Express : Howrah - Hyderabad
Ekta Express : Bhiwani - Kalka
('Ekta' = unity)
Ellora Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Mudkhed (Manmad)
(the Ellora cave temples)
Engine Local : Bombay VT - Karjat Local (Unofficial)
(?? local name in steam days, lingering after electric traction was introduced)
Ernad Express : Mangalore Central - Nagercoil
(region in Kerala)
Executive Express : the Ernakulam - Trivandrum Vanchinad Exp. [unofficial]
Executive Express : the Ernakulam/Alleppey - Cannonore [unofficial]
Falaknuma Express : Howrah - Secunderabad
(Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad)
Farakka Express : Malda - Bhiwani Via Faizabad / Via Sultanpur
(place, better known for dam across the Ganga
Flying Mail : New Delhi - Amritsar [OLD]
(Withdrawn in 2001; used to run New Delhi - Lahore - Karachi in British India.)
Flying Queen Express : Mumbai - Surat [OLD]
Flying Ranee Express : Mumbai - Surat
('Ranee' = queen)
Frontier Mail : New Delhi - Mumbai [OLD]
(Used to be from Peshawar, the north west frontier of British India)
Gajanan Express : Colloquial name for Howrah-Puri Jagannath Exp.
(?? Hindu deity Ganesh)
Ganadevta Express : Rampurhat - Howrah (extended to Azimganj in 2005)
(Bengali novel by Tarashankar Bandhopadhyay)
Gandak Express : Jaynagar - Narkatiaganj
(River near Jaynagar. See also Sitamahal Express - the reverse direction)
Ganga Damodar Express : Dhanbad - Patna
(names of rivers)
Ganga Gomti Express : Allahabad - Lucknow
(names of rivers)
Ganga Jamuna Express : New Delhi - Lucknow [now unofficial]
(names of rivers)
Ganga Kaveri Express : Chennai - Varanasi
(names of rivers)
Ganga Sagar Express : Sealdah - Darbhanga
(Ganga river, 'sagar' = ocean; Ganga Sagar is a pilgrimage spot close to the Sunderbans / Sandheads area)
Ganga Sutlej Express : Dhanbad - Firozpur
(names of rivers)
Gangaur Express : Mumbai Central - Jaipur [unofficial/proposed]
(a festival in Jaipur, around March every year)
Garhwal Express : Delhi - Kotdwara
(Mountainous region in Uttaranchal)
Garib Nawaz Express : Ajmer/Udaipur - Jaipur, also Delhi - Ajmer [OLD], Yeshwantpur - Ajmer [2006], Kishanganj - Ajmer [2006], Ranchi - Ajmer [2006]
(Garib Nawaz is the honorific title of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti, whose tomb is at Ajmer
Garib Rath Express : Patna / Rajendra Nagar - H. Nizamuddin, Bandra - H. Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Chennai, Saharsa - Amritsar, etc. [2006]
('Chariot of the poor' - new class of trains introduced with all-AC coaches and lower fares than AC-3T trains)
Garudadri Express : Chennai Central - Tirupati [unofficial]
(name of hill, one of the famed 'seven hills' of Tirupati)
Gaur Express : Sealdah - Malda Town
(town near Malda, historic capital of Bengal kingdoms)
Gautami Express : Kakinada - Secunderabad
(legendary disciple of the Buddha, also name of river tributary of the Godavari at Kakinada)
Girnar Express : Veraval - Ahmedabad
(hills in Gujarat)
Girnar Link Express : Bhavnagar - Dhola
(hills in Gujarat)
Gitanjali Express : Mumbai - Howrah
(compilation of Bengali songs/poetry by Rabindranath Tagore)
Goa Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Vasco da Gama / Madgaon
(name of state)
Godan (Godaan) Express : Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Gorakhpur
(?? Novel by Hindi author Premchand, who lived in/near Gorakhpur
Godavari Express : Vishakapatnam - Hyderabad (SCR)
(name of river - route is through Rajahmundry Godavari bridge) This train, introduced in the 1970s, is one of the few trains that shares a name with another train where there is no shared route, and where the name is not indicative of a class of trains.
Godavari Express : Kurla - Manmad (CR)
(name of river - route is through Nasik where the Godavari originates) See previous entry. This is a more recently introduced train (2000?) but shares a name with the previous one.
Gokul Express : Gonda - Agra Fort
(legendary place where the Hindu god Krishna spent his childhood)
Golconda Express : Guntur - Secunderabad
(medieval fortress near Hyderabad
Golden Chariot : Tourist train from Bangalore covering Mysore, Srirangapatnam, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, Belur, Halebid, Shravanabelagola, Hampi, Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal, Goa.
Golden Express : Tatanagar - Amritsar [OLD]
(the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest place, is at Amritsar)
Golden Temple Mail : Bombay Central - Amritsar
(the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest place, is at Amritsar)
Gol Gumbaz Express : Sholapur - Bangalore via Bijapur/Gadag (MG)
(GolGumbaz is a domed monument in Bijapur)
Gomti Express : New Delhi - Lucknow
(name of river)
Gondwana Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Bilaspur/Jabalpur/Nagpur/Bhusawal
(name of region, inhabited the Gond tribe)
Gorakhdham Express : New Delhi - Gorakhpur
Gorakhnath Express : Lucknow - Manduadih [unofficial]
(the train earlier terminated at Gorakhpur)
Grand Trunk Express : New Delhi - Chennai
(name modelled on the famous Grand Trunk Road; also known simply as 'GT Express')
Great Indian Rover : Buddhist interest round trip tourist train [OLD]
Green Valley Express : Vishakapatnam - Araku Valley [proposed]
'GT' Express : New Delhi - Chennai
(see Grand Trunk Express above)
Gujarat Express : Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad
(name of state)
Gujarat Mail : Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad
(name of state)
Gujarat Queen : Valsad - Ahmedabad
(name of state)
Gulbarga Express : Bijapur - Yeshwantpur
(Region in the Deccan, in Karnataka state)
Gurudev Express : Nagercoil - Howrah
('Gurudev' = divine teacher; named for both Rabindranath Tagore & Swami Chinmayananda)
Gyanganga Express : Pune - Varanasi
('Gyanganga' = the Ganga (river) of knowledge)
Haldighati Fast Passenger : Agra Fort - Nimach
(Name of place, site of 16th century battle between Rajputs and Mughals)
Hampi Express : Hubli - Bangalore
(place in Karnataka with ruins of the 14th century Vijayanagar kingdom) Earlier the Vijayanagar Exp.
Hampi Link Express : Hubli/Nanded - Bangalore
(place in Karnataka with 14th century ruins)
Harihar Express : Sonpur - Ambala
(Sonpur is also known as Harihar Kshetra and has the Harihar Nath temple.)
Hariharnath Express : Katihar - Sonepur/Samastipur (MG)
(Hariharnath temple in Sonepur)
Haripriya Express : Kolhapur - Tirupati
('beloved of god' (Hari = Hindu god Vishnu); the name was the winner in a contest among schoolchildren to name this train)
Haryana Express : Tilak Bridge (New Delhi) - Sirsa
(name of state)
Hate Bazaar (Hatey Bazar) Express : Sealdah - Barauni [unofficial?]
(name of novel by Balai Chand Mukhopaddhay ('Banaphool'))
Hazarduari Express : Kolkata - Murshidabad [2009]
(Hazarduari is a building in the classical European style in Murshidabad; 'hazar duari' = with a thousand doors)
Hemkunt Express : Jammu Tawi - Rishikesh - Howrah
(Perhaps from Hemkunt Sahib (near Rishikesh) Sikh holy site in northern Uttar Pradesh in the Uttarakhand Himalayas)
High Court Express : Manmad - Dharmabad [unofficial]
(Originally a Nanded-Aurangabad train, started for the convenience of passengers of interior Marathwada region to travel to Aurangabad which has a bench of the Mumbai High Court. See Marathwada Express.)
Himachal Express : New Delhi - Una
(Una is in Himachal Pradesh; 'Himachal' = mountains of snow)
Himalayan Princess : New [2007] diesel-hauled train running on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway route.
Himalayan Queen Express : New Delhi - Kalka
Himgiri Express : Howrah - Jammu Tawi
('Himgiri' = hills of snow)
Himsagar Express : Kanyakumari - Jammu Tawi
('Himsagar' = snow + ocean)
Hirakhand Express : Bhubaneshwar - Raurkela/Koraput
(region in Orissa, known for gems and minerals; 'hira' = diamond)
Hirakud Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Bhubaneshwar/Sambalpur - Vishakhapatnam
(region in Orissa, site of one of the biggest dams in the world)
Honeymoon Express : Unofficial name given locally to various trains that are popular choices for young couples on romantic getaways. E.g., Kalka Mail between Delhi Jn. and Kalka, Mussoorie Exp. between Delhi Jn. and Dehradoon, and the Nilgiri Express between Madras and Mettupalaiyam.
Hussainsagar Express : Mumbai - Hyderabad
(lake near Hyderabad)
Hutatma Express : Pune - Solapur
('Hutatma' = martyr)
Ibadat Express : Rajendranagar - Ajmer
('Devotion, Worship', reference to the Ajmer Sharif shrine of the Sufi saint Hazrat Moinuddin Chishti. Ziyarat Exp. (see below) in reverse direction.)
Imperial Indian Mail : Bombay - Calcutta [OLD]
(1906; accommodation for first-class passengers and their servants only)
Indian Maharaja : Mumbai - Aurangabad - Udaipur - Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur - Agra - New Delhi; luxury tourist train
Indo-Ceylon Boat Mail : See Boat Mail above [OLD]
Indrayani Express : Mumbai - Pune
(name of river)
Intercity Express : Many trains, past and present. Bangalore - Coimbatore, Bangalore - Hubli, Mumbai - Pune, Bhopal - Indore, Bhubaneshwar - Palasa - Srikakulam, Bhubaneshwar - Sambalpur, Bikaner - Jodhpur, Bikaner - Jaipur, Chennai - Tirupati, Chennai - Coimbatore, Dhanbad - Hatia, Gulbarga - Raichur, Guwahati - Mariani, Guwahati - Ledo, Hazrat Nizamuddin - Agra, Hazrat Nizamuddin - Indore, Jaipur - Jodhpur, Katihar - Siliguri, New Delhi - Jaipur, New Delhi - Bhatinda, Sealdah - Asansol,Solapur - Pune, Tenali - Secunderabad, Vadodara - Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad - Veraval, Valsad - Vadodara, Howrah - Rampurhat, Howrah - Malda Town, Trivandrum - Ernakulam, Patna - Katihar, Bhagalpur - Danapur, Haridwar - Sri Ganganagar, Jaipur - Loharu, etc.
Intercity Link Express : Chandigarh - Sriganganagar
Island Express : Bangalore - Kanyakumari [OLD, now unofficial]
(This originally ran to Cochin, where the terminus is on an island; later the train was extended to Trivandrum, Nagercoil, and finally Kanyakumari.)
Ispat Express : Howrah - Sambalpur / Raurkela
('Ispat' = steel; Raurkela has a steel plant)
Jagannath Express : Howrah - Puri
(see Sri Jagannath Exp.)
Jallianwala Bagh Express : Tatanagar - Amritsar
(Site in Amritsar of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, 1919)
Janaki Express : Katihar - Samastipur
(Janaki temple near Samastipur)
Jana (Jan) Shatabdi Express : (Class name) Many trains, including: Madgaon - Kurla, Madgaon - Mangalore, Mumbai - Kanpur, Ernakulam - Trivandrum, Bangalore - Hubli, New Delhi - Kota, New Delhi - Dehradun, Chennai Egmore - Vijayawada, Coimbatore - Tanjavur, Bhubaneshwar - Howrah, Tatanagar - Ranchi
('Jana' = people; People's Shatabdi, i.e., lower-cost version of the Shatabdi Expresses -- see below)
Janata Express : (Class name) Many trains, including: Howrah - New Delhi [OLD], Howrah - Madras [OLD, 1960-1980?], Howrah - New Bongaigaon [OLD], Madras Egmore - Madurai [OLD], Madras Egmore - Howrah [OLD], Madras Egmore - Bombay [OLD], Mumbai - Delhi - Firozpur [OLD], Mumbai - Baroda [OLD], Mumbai - Pune [OLD], Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad [OLD], Saharanpur - Delhi [OLD]
('Janata' = people)
Janmabhoomi Express : Tenali/Vishakhapatnam - Vijayawada
('Janmabhoomi' = birthplace; may also refer to a self-help program in Andhra Pradesh)
Janmabhoomi : Name given to some special trains for military personnel and their families.
('Janmabhoomi' = birthplace)
Jan Nayak Express : Darbhanga - Amritsar
('Jan Nayak' = leader of the people; honorary title of Jaiprakash Narayan)
Jan Sadharan Express : New Delhi - Patna, Muzaffarpur - LTT Kurla, Muzaffarpur - Ahmedabad, Muzaffarpur - Howrah,
('Jan' = people, 'sadharan' = ordinary, simple)
Jansewa Express : Barauni - Amritsar
('Jansewa' = service of the people)
Jansewa Express : Bhagalpur - Muzaffarpur
('Jansewa' = service of the people)
Jayanti Janata Express : Mumbai - Cochin (later Kanyakumari)
('Jayanti Janata' = 'the people shall prevail')
Jeevan Rekha Exp. (Lifeline Exp.) : itinerant hospital train
(literally, Life-Line)
Jharkhand Express : New Delhi - Ranchi [2004]
(name of state)
Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express : New Delhi - Hatia
(was name of region; now name of state)
Jhelum Express : Pune - Jammu Tawi
(name of river)
Jnaneshwari (Gyaneshwari) Express (Super Deluxe Exp.) : Kurla - Howrah via Nagpur
(Jnaneshwari is the Marathi translation of and commentary on the Hindu text the Bhagwad Gita by the 13th century saint Jnaneshwara)
Jim Corbett Park Express : Ramnagar - Moradabad - Delhi
(national park named for Jim Corbett, hunter and pioneer conservationist)
Joy Train : Darjeeling - Ghum (DHR)
A couple of the DHR train services (11am, 12:50pm) of short excursions, which are intended for, and generally patronized by, tourists; the trains don't run if enough tickets aren't sold. See School Train.
Kaifiat Express : Delhi - Azamgarh
(Said to be for Kaifi Azmi, poet born at Azamgarh)
Kakatiya Fast Passenger : Warangal - Hyderabad/Secunderabad
(From name of 14th century dynasty ruling in the Warangal region)
Kalindi Express : Farrukhabad - New Delhi
(another name for the river Yamuna, from Kalinda = the Sun, the mythological father of the river)
Kalinga Express : ? - ?
(See Kalinga Utkal Exp.)
Kalinga Utkal Express : Puri - Hazrat Nizamuddin - Haridwar
('Kalinga' = region along the east coast (in modern-day Orissa); 'Utkal' = Orissa) This train replaced the older Kalinga and Utkal Expresses of SER.
Kamala Gandak Express : Jaynagar - Gorakhpur
(names of two rivers in Bihar)
Kamayani Express : Kurla (LTT) - Varanasi
(name of epic work by Hindi poet Jaya Shankar Prasad)
Kamban Express : Chennai - Nagore
(Tamil poet, 9th century AD, who wrote the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic)
Kamrup Express : Howrah - Dibrugarh
(name of district in Assam)
Kanchan Kanya Express : Sealdah - New Jalpaiguri - Guwahati
('kanchan' = gold; 'kanya' = girl, virgin; probably a reference to the Kanchenjunga mountain in the Himalayas)
Kanchenjunga Express : Sealdah - Guwahati
(name of mountain in Himalayas)
Kangra Queen : Pathankot - Palampur
(name of town and valley in Himachal Pradesh)
Kangra Valley Express : Pathankot - Joginder [NG] [OLD]
(name of town and valley in Himachal Pradesh)
Kangra Valley Passenger : Pathankot - Joginder (NG) [OLD]
(name of town and valley in Himachal Pradesh)
Kannokunwari Mixed Express : Gwalior - Sheopur Kalan (NG) [OLD]
(?? 'Kunwari' is a small river near Gwalior)
Kanyakubj Express : Kanpur - Kasganj
(old name for modern-day Kannauj area in Uttar Pradesh)
Karmabhoomi : Name given to some unreserved trains intended for 'common' people.
('Karmabhoomi' = land of work)
Karnataka Darshan : Round-trip tourist train
(name of state; 'Darshan' = vision)
Karnataka Express : Bangalore - New Delhi
(name of state)
Karnavati Express : Mumbai - Ahmedabad
(another (older) name for modern-day Ahmedabad)
Kashi Express : Dadar - Varanasi [OLD]
(another name for Varanasi)
Kashi Express : Dadar - Gorakhpur [unofficial]
(another name for Varanasi, where the train originally terminated)
Kashi Vishwanath Express : Varanasi - New Delhi
(Hindu temple at Varanasi)
Kashmir Mail : Delhi - Amritsar/Mukerian - Pathankot [OLD]
(name of state)
Kaveri (Cauvery) Express : Mysore - Bangalore [OLD]
(name of river)
Kaveri (Cauvery) Express : Mysore - Madras [unofficial]
(name of river; the train runs in the slot of the old Cauvery Exp. (above))
Kaziranga Express : Guwahati - Jorhat Town
(proximity to Kaziranga Park, a wildlife sanctuary)
Kerala Express : Trivandrum - New Delhi - Chandigarh
(name of state)
Kerala Karnataka Express : New Delhi - Trivandrum / Bangalore [OLD]
(names of states; train bifurcated at Jolarpettai. Later became the Kerala Exp. and Karnataka Exp.)
Kerala Mangala Express : Trivandrum/Mangalore - New Delhi [OLD?]
('Kerala' = name of state; 'mangala' = good fortune / covering the Mangalore region)
Kisan Express : Delhi - Bathinda
('farmer')
Kisan Express : Dhanbad - Firozepur Ganga Sutlej Exp.[unofficial]
('farmer')
Kittur Express : Bangalore - Miraj (MG) [OLD]
(former kingdom; see Rani Chenamma Exp., its BG replacement)
Koila Gari : Howrah - Dhanbad Black Diamond Exp. [unofficial]
('Coal Car')
Kolong Paar Passenger (?) : Guwahati - Haibergaon [OLD]
(??)
Konark Express : Mumbai - Bhubaneshwar
(name of place in Orissa, site of the sun temple built in the 13th century)
Kongu Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Coimbatore
(name of region in Tamil Nadu)
Konkan Kanya Express : Mumbai - Madgaon - Mangalore
('Konkan' = name of the western coastal area; 'kanya' = girl, virgin)
Koshi Express : Forbesganj - Sonpur
(name of river in Nepal)
Kosi Express : Saharsa - Patna
(name of river in Bihar)
Kovai Express : Chennai - Coimbatore
(another name for Coimbatore)
Koyna Express : Mumbai - Kolhapur
(name of river / region)
Krishak Express : Gorakhpur - Manduadih
('krishak' = farmer)
Krishna Express : Tirupati - Hyderabad - Nizamabad
(name of river)
Kudal Express : Chennai - Madurai
(another (older) name for the Madurai)
Kumaon Express : Agra Fort - Lalkua
(name of region)
Kushinagar Express : Kurla - Gorakhpur
(name of town near Gorakhpur; site where the Buddha is said to have died)
Kutch Express : Mumbai - Gandhidham (extended to Bhuj)
(name of region)
Lahori Passenger : the Dehradun - Amritsar Passenger [unofficial, from pre-1947 route]
(from Lahore, the city in modern-day Pakistan)
Lake City Express : Jaipur - Udaipur
(Udaipur is known as the Lake City)
Lakshadweep Express : Hazrat Nizamuddin - Ernakulam
(name of island group in Indian ocean (also sometimes 'Laccadive'); literally, 'myriad isles')
Lal Quila Express : Sealdah - New Delhi
('Red Fort')
Lalbagh Express : Chennai - Bangalore
(name of botanical gardens in Bangalore)
Lashkar Express : Kurla - Agra
('army'; originally terminated at Gwalior, where the old fort area is named Lashkar)
Lashkar Express : Secunderabad - Vijayawada - Guntur [OLD]
('army'; Secunderabad has a military cantonment)
Lichhavi Express : New Delhi - Muzaffarpur via Madhosingh/Varanasi - Samastipur
(name of ancient dynasty that prevailed in areas

1 posts - Sun Jul 30, 2017

  
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Jul 31 2017 (15:34)
SLA   1092 blog posts
Re# 2366067-2            Tags   Past Edits
It's from IRFCA website
Link: click here

  
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Jul 31 2017 (15:39)
The Rail Mail™*^~   47767 blog posts   18565 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2366067-3            Tags   Past Edits
i posted full but due to text restrictions not full info posted. sorry abt that

  
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Jul 31 2017 (15:48)
Arnab   5261 blog posts   66 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2366067-4            Tags   Past Edits
Copy pasted from IRFCA, I see!
Kindly mention it as the source Abhishek Sir :)

  
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Jul 31 2017 (15:49)
The Rail Mail™*^~   47767 blog posts   18565 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2366067-5            Tags   Past Edits
I had did that but at the last and u can see full info not posted hence credit also went fade :(

  
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Jul 31 2017 (16:09)
First Time IN LHB sleeper~   1419 blog posts   31 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2366067-6            Tags   Past Edits
What about Archna SF EXP

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