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Rajdhani Express – Rajendranagar

Patna Rajdhani Express
Service type Rajdhani Express
Status Operating
Locale Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi
First service 1996
Current operator(s) East Central Railways
Start Rajendra Nagar Terminal
Stops 4
End New Delhi
Distance travelled 1002 km
Average journey time 13 hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12309/ 12310
On-board services
Class(es) First AC, Second AC, Third AC
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Observation facilities Large Windows
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed

Average - 78 km/h

Maximum - 140 km/hr

The Patna Rajdhani Express connects Patna, Bihar and Delhi. It is one of the fastest trains on the Patna - Delhi sector.[1]


This Train was introduced in the Annual Railway Budget of 1996-97 as a daily Rajdhani Express from New Delhi to Patna via Lucknow. Later its route was changed to run via Allahabad. In 1997, the Pantry Car service was introduced.


It is a daily train. It operates as train number 12309 from Rajendra Nagar (Patna) to New Delhi Railway Station and as train number 12310 in the reverse direction. It covers a distance of 1001 kilometres in each direction however it takes 12 hours 35 minutes when operating as train number 12309 at an average speed of 79 km/h (excluding halts) while its return journey takes 12 h 50 min at an average speed of 79 km/h (excluding halts) as train number 12310.[2]

It has 4 halts in either direction at Patna Junction, Mughalsarai Junction, Allahabad Junction, and Kanpur Central. With 22 Coaches, the train is the longest Rajdhani Express service in the country. In peak seasons the length of Train can go up to 24 coaches. The train is regularly hauled by a WAP 7 locomotive of Ghaziabad shed from September 2013 .

Time Table

Station Code Station Name 12309- Rajendra Nagar, Patna to New Delhi

12310- New Delhi to Rajendra Nagar, Patna

Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
RJPB Rajendra Nagar, Bihar Starting Station 19:00 06:10 Destination Station
PNBE Patna Junction 19:15 19:25 05:40 05:50
MGS Mughal Sarai Junction 22:25 22:35 02:05 02:15
ALD Allahabad Junction 00:25 00:28 00:06 00:09
CNB Kanpur Central 02:30 02:35 21:57 22:02
NDLS New Delhi Railway Station 07:40 Destination Station Starting Station 17:15


  1. ^ "Patna Rajdhani Express/12309 Train Rajendra Nagar Bihar/RJPB to New Delhi/NDLS Complete Train Route - India Rail Info - Database of Indian Railways Trains & Stations". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Patna Rajdhani Express/12310 Train New Delhi/NDLS to Rajendra Nagar Bihar/RJPB Complete Train Route - India Rail Info - Database of Indian Railways Trains & Stations". India Rail Info. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
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