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Shipra Express

Shipra Express
Service type Mail/Express
Locale Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal
Current operator(s) Western Railway
Start Indore Junction
End Howrah Junction
Distance travelled 1,753 km (1,089 mi)
Average journey time 32 hours
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper 3 Tier, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Operating speed 55 km/h (34 mph) average with halts
Route map

The Shipra Express (Bengali:ইন্দোরে - হাওড়া শিপ্রা এক্ষ্প্রেস্স, Urdu:حافظة شبرا إكسبرس - اندر, Hindi: इंदौर - हावड़ा क्षिप्रा एक्सप्रेस) (also pronounced as Chhippra Express) is a tri-weekly super fast express train of Indian Railways, which runs between Indore Junction railway station of Indore, the largest city & commercial hub of Central Indian state Madhya Pradesh and Howrah, the commercial hub of Kolkata. The name 'Shipra' signifies the Shipra River, one of the holiest river of hindus near Indore City

22911 Shipra Express - AC 2 tier coach
22911 Shipra Express at Howrah Junction


  • Route and halts 1
  • Coach Composition 2
  • Average speed and frequency 3
  • Traction 4
  • Rake maintenance & sharing 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Route and halts

The train goes via Allahabad & Bina - Katni Rail Route. The important halts of the train are:

Coach Composition

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
SLR GEN GEN A1 B1 B2 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 GEN HC BV
  • 1 AC II Tier
  • 2 AC III Tier
  • 12 Sleeper Coaches
  • 3 Un Reserved
  • 1 SLR
  • 1 Ladies/Handy Capped
  • 1 Luggage/Brake Van

Average speed and frequency

The train runs with an average speed of 55 km/h. The train runs on tri-weekly basis.


This train is hauled by BRC WAP 4/WAM 4 in Indore-New Katni Junction section, then from New Katni Junction to Allahabad by KTE WDM2a/3a, and from Allahabad to Howrah by HWH WAP 4

Rake maintenance & sharing

The train is maintained by the Indore Coaching Depot. The same rake is used for Indore - Nagpur Express and Indore - Pune Express for one way which is altered by the second rake on the other way.

See also


  • "Indore, Indore City, Indore News, Indore Events, Indore Travel, Classified, Restaurants, Indore Map". Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
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