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Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express

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Service type  Shatabdi Express
Stops  4
Locale  Delhi & Uttar Pradesh
Distance travelled  512 km (318 mi)
Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express
Start  New Delhi Railway Station
End  Lucknow Junction (LJN), Lucknow

Lucknow Junction (LJN) Swarna Shatabdi Express (Hindi: लखनऊ जंक्शन स्वर्ण शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस) is a Shatabdi class Indian Railways train that connects the Indian capital Delhi to Lucknow, the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. There are two shatabdis each from Delhi and Lucknow daily. This was the first train in India to get the new German LHB coaches.It is also now the longest running Shatabdi in accordance to number of coaches.



Earlier this train used to run between Kanpur Central and New Delhi non stop, a 435 km stretch. After the gauge conversion in 1993, it was extended to and also halted at Aligarh. Later on, it was also given halt at Ghaziabad and Etawah.


Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi has been awarded the ISO certification. Efforts are now on to increase the speed of the Lucknow Shatabdi and bring it on par with the Agra - Delhi stretch of the Bhopal Shatabdi.

Swarna Shatabdi Express

12003 - Lucknow Junction railway station to New Delhi

12004 - New Delhi to Lucknow Junction (LJN)

Temporary coaches that may/may not be attached depending on demand. Coach Compositions are as follows-

  • 12003- LOCO-EOG-C16-C15-C14-C13-C12-C11-C10-C9-C8-C7-C6-C5-C4-C3-C2-C1-E2-E1-EOG.
  • 12004- LOCO-EOG-E1-E2-C1-C2-C3-C4-C5-C6-C7-C8-C9-C10-C11-C12-C13-C14-C15-C16-EOG.
  • References

    Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express Wikipedia

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