Indian Railways is a massive organization that has more than 115,000 kms of tracks. It runs more than 11000 trains everyday including passenger and goods. The first train in India started in April 1853 at a very less speed but now the Indian Railways have some of the best trains that transport passengers and goods at high speed in short time. Here is the list of top 10 fastest trains in India by speed.
Vande Bharat Express (Train 18) – Max Speed 180 km/hr
Vande Bharat Express which is also known as Train 18 is a semi high speed train that is built at Integral Coach Factory at Perambur, Chennai. It is currently the fastest train in India which can reach a maximum speed of 180 kph but is now locked to travel at 160 kph. It is an first engineless train that works like a bullet train. To provide comfortable ride to the passengers features like wheelchair spaces, Wi Fi, CCtv cameras and many more are available in Vande Bharat Express. It is currently operated between New Delhi and Varanasi covering a range of 769 kms in 8 hours.
Gatimaan Express – Max Speed 160 km/hr
Gatimaan Express train travels at speed of 160 kmph. This is the India’s first semi high speed train which travels between Delhi and Jhansi covering distance of 403 kms in 4 hours 25 minutes. You can reach the popular tourist destination Agra from Delhi in 1 hour 40 minutes when you travel by one of the India’s fastest train.
Habibganj Delhi Shatabdi Express – Max Speed 150 km/hr
The Shatabdi express trains were once the fastest in India. But still shatabdi class are in the top list with a maximum speed of 150 kmph. This train planned route is New Delhi Railway Station to Habibganj station in Bhopal and finishes it in 8 hours 25 minutes at its average speed.
Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express – Max Speed 140 km / hr
Mumbai Rajdhani Express is a super fast train which is popular among travellers as it connects Indian capital New Delhi and commercial capital Mumbai which are at distance of 1384 kms. It started its services in 1972 and still running strong with a maximum speed of 140 km per hour.
New Delhi – Kanpur Shatabdi Express – Max Speed 140 km/hr
This shatabdi class train travels between New Delhi and Kanpur route at a maximum speed of 140 km/h with an average speed of 87 km/h.
Kolkata Sealdah Delhi Duronto Express – Max Speed 135 km/hr
Sealdah Delhi Duronto Express is one of the fastest trains in India which reaches a maximum speed of 135 km/ h and travels between Sealdah in Kolkata and New Delhi. The Duronto category trains are painted in colorful patterns, it is to distinguish them from the other trains.
Kolkata Howrah Rajdhani Express – Max Speed 130 km/hr
This is first of the Rajdhani category trains which started its operation in the year 1969. Now it has maximum speed of 130 km/h. Howrah Rajdhani Express train connects two of the Indian biggest cities Delhi and Kolkata. It is India’s first fully air conditioned train.
There are other fastest trains in India that have speed range of 130 km/h.
Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express – Max Speed 130 km/hr
Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express train is one of the superfast trains in India with a maximum operating speed of 130 km/h. It travels 426 kms connecting Kolkata Howrah junction and Ranchi in Jharkhand.
Bandra Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express – Max Speed 130 km/hr
Bandra Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express is another superfast train which has maximum speed of 130 kmph. It travels between two Railway station Bandra Terminus (Mumbai) and Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi). This Garib Rath category train is started in the year 2007. WPA 5 and WPA 7 locomotives are used to run this train.
Howrah Anand Vihar Yuva Express – Max Speed 130 km/hr
Howrah Anand Vihar Yuva Express train maximum speed is 130 km per hour and its average speed is 86 km/hr which makes it one of the top 10 fastest trains in India. It travels 1438 kms between Howrah Junction (Kolkata) and Anand Vihar Terminal (Delhi).
There are many superfast trains in India that have 120 km/hr to 110 km/hr speed like the below.
- Kota Hazrat Nizamuddin Jan Shatabdi Express which can clock maximum speed of 120 kmph with an average speed of 70 km per hour.
- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin superfast AC express that can reach 120 km / hr.
- Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express has 110 km / hr maximum speed.
The Shatabdi , Duronto, Rajdhani category trains are highly prefered fastest trains in India by the passengers as they cover most parts of the country at affordable price.