Double Decker Express

Double Decker Express
Rajendra B. Aklekar AC Double Deck.jpg
Double Decker Express at Roha station
Overview
Main Operation(s)India
Fleet size6 (AC) + 2 (Mixed)
Parent companyIndian Railways

On Indian Railways, Double Decker Express trains are express trains composed of bi-level passenger seating rail carriages. They have high priority and are considered among fast trains in India. This type of trains was introduced on short travel routes and to cater more people than a conventional chair car carriage. This also allowed the passengers to plan last minute journeys with confirm reservations. Latest stainless steel LHB Coaches, manufactured at Kapurthala Coach Factory are being used for AC Double Decker Trains. The Howrah – Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express was the first of its type to be introduced.

AC Double Decker Trains[edit]

Currently operational Train List
Pair Train No. Route Distance
1 11085/11086/11099/11100 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Madgaon AC Double Decker Express 592 km
2 12931/12932 Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad Double Decker Express 493 km
3 22625/22626 Chennai - Bangalore Double Decker Express 359 km
4 12583/12584 Lucknow Junction - Anand Vihar Terminal Double Decker Express 479 km
5 12985/12986 Jaipur Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express 304 km
6 22707/22708 Visakhapatnam–Tirupati Double Decker Express 761 km
Formerly operational Train List
Pair Train No. Route Distance
1 22185/22186 Bhopal–Indore AC Double Decker Intercity Express 263 km
2 22117/22118 Guntur - Kacheguda AC Double Decker Express 287 km
3 22183/22184 Habibganj Indore Junction AC Double Decker Express 259 km
4 12385/12386 Howrah – Dhanbad Double Decker Express 263 km

Non-AC Double Decker Trains[edit]

Flying Ranee One of India's two Non AC Double Decker express trains
Currently operational Train List
Name Train No. Route Distance Notes
Flying Ranee 12921/12922 Mumbai Central - Surat 263 km The first superfast train which gets Non-AC Double Decker Coaches in Western Railway.
Mumbai Central - Valsad Fast Passenger 59023/59024 Mumbai Central - Valsad 195 km The second train which gets Non-AC Double Decker Coaches in Western Railway. [1]
Formerly operational Train List
Name Train No. Route Distance Notes
Sinhagad Express 11009/11010 Mumbai CSM Terminus - Pune 192 km First train to have Double Deck rake in India.[2] About ten coaches were attached but were removed eventually.
Deccan Queen Superfast Express 12123/12124 Mumbai CSM Terminus - Pune 192 km Used to haul Double Decker bogies during 1980's but were eventually removed.[3]
Deccan Express 11007/11008 Mumbai CSM Terminus - Pune 192 km One or two Double Deck coaches were added. This did not last for long and the coaches were removed.
Sahyadri Express 11023/11024 Mumbai CSM Terminus - Kolhapur 518 km Hauled Double Decker coaches between Mumbai and Pune and vice versa. But today has Single Decker coaches only.
Panchvati Express 12109/12110 Mumbai CSM Terminus - Manmad 258 km This train used to haul Non-AC Double Decker bogies in the 90's.
Mumbai - Pune Passenger Mumbai CSM Terminus - Pune 192 km This train used to haul Double Decker bogies. This train has been shutdown due to extension of route to Shirdi/Pandharpur/Vijapura.

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