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Vaishali Express


Vaishali Express

Vaishali SF Express
Service type Superfast
Status Operating
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Start New Delhi (NDLS)
Stops 19
End Barauni Junction (BJU)
Distance travelled 1187 km
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12553 / 12554 [1]
On-board services
Class(es) First AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available (Paid)
Baggage facilities Available
Track gauge Broad Gauge
Operating speed Maximum - 110 km/hr, Average - 56.5 km/hr

Vaishali Express (Hindi: वैशाली एक्सप्रेस;Urdu: ویشالی ایکسپریس), is a daily superfast train service, connecting Barauni in East Central India to New Delhi. It also has the distinction of being the fastest non-Shatabdi, non-Rajdhani in India after Bhopal Express being the first train to be certified for quality at the ISO 9000 level. It covers the 1185 kilometres between Barauni Junction and New Delhi in twenty one hours. It is the most punctual train in North India and has maximum number of coaches(26 Coaches). Vaishali Express awarded by ISO 9000 on date 1 May, 2012. It is one of the high priority trains in North India. Vaishali Express is the one of among four popular train to which Rail Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav announced to provide with the world-class passenger amenities and interiors in Rail Budget 2006. [1]


  • Journey 1
  • Coaches and Facilities 2
  • Train detail 3
  • References 4


The down train leaves New Delhi railway station at 19:50 hrs and reaches Barauni Junction at 17:15 hrs. Up train leaves Barauni Junction at 09:30 hrs and reaches New Delhi at 06:30 hrs.
The train does an engine reversal at Lucknow replacing WAP-4 with WDP4B and vice-versa.
During its journey, the train is scheduled to stop at the following stations:

New DelhiGhaziabadAligarh districtTundla JunctionEtawahKanpur CentralLucknowBarabankiGondaBasti, Uttar PradeshKhalilabad, Uttar PradeshGorakhpurDeoria, Uttar PradeshSiwan, BiharChhapraSonepur, BiharHajipur JunctionMuzaffarpur JunctionSamastipurDalsinghsaraiBarauni Junction

The train completes its journey of 1185 Kilometers in 21 hours.

Coaches and Facilities

Vaishali Express runs usually with 24 coaches in lean season and with 26 in peak(7 AC Coaches 1 HA and 1 AB in extra) season. Rake/Coach Composition ENG-SLR-D1-D2-S1 TO S10-PC-B1-B2-A1-A2-HA1-H1-D3-D5-SLR.; The 12553 Barauni-New Delhi Vaishali Express Train will be augmented on permanent basis by one additional sleeper coach from 04-09-11 when departing from Barauni. Train Consists pantry car with good food quality according to Customer satisfaction.
Vaishali Express is also known for its huge crowd of passengers. It got the record of holding highest number of waitlisted reservations, i.e. 1586/1399 in sleeper and 768/662 in AC 3-Tier.

Train detail

Detail of Vaishali Express
Train No. Sector Departure Arrival Frequency Average Speed Stops Distance
12553 Barauni Junction – New Delhi 09:30 06:30 Daily 56km DSS, SPJ, MFP, HJP, SEE, CPR, SV, DEOS, GKP, KLD, BST, GD, BBK, LJN, CNB, ETW, TDL, ALJN, GZB 1186 km
12554 New Delhi – Barauni Junction 19:50 17:15 Daily 55km


  1. ^ a b "Train timings". Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
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