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Vikramshila Express

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Vikramshila Express

Vikramshila SF Express
Service type Superfast
Status Operating
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Start Bhagalpur (BGP)
Stops 19
End Anand Vihar (ANVT)
Distance travelled 1209 km
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12367 / 12368
On-board services
Class(es) 1st AC (1AC CUM 2ND 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 Average - 78 km/hr

The train connects Bhagalpur, the second largest city of Bihar to India's capital New Delhi.the train passes through the three major cities of Bihar patna, Bhagalpur and Jamalpur.

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In the early time Vikramshila run from Bhagalpur to Patna Junction and from Patna, the boggies of Vikramshila were attached to Magadh Express and the train was then named Magadh Express, which leaves Patna Jn. at 8:00 pm. At that time Poorva Express and Magadh Express were the best trains leaving for New Delhi from Patna. Later on, when Mr. Nitish Kumar became the railway minister of India, he gave Vikramshila its own existence and since then Vikramshila Express uses to run from Bhagalpur to Anand Vihar on its own name. In the mean time, Mr. Kumar introduced Sampoorna Kranti Express from Patna to New Delhi. Both the trains were non stop from Patna to New Delhi (Mughalsarai & Kanpur - technical halts). This was a great relief for the passengers of Bhagalpur, Sultanganj, Bariarpur, Jamalpur Junction, Abhaipur, Kajra, Luckeesarai, Barhiya, Hathidah Junction & Mokama Junction. This is one of the fastest trains of Indian Railways. It runs from Bhagalpur to Kiul, With Diesel Engine, At Kiul Junction, Diesel engine is replaced by Electric Engine. During its return from Anand Vihar (ANVT) to Kiul Junction (KIUL), It runs with Electric Engine, after Mughalsarai it runs with Diesel Engine.


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Vikramshila is the most important train for Bhagalpur. The percentage of people travelling from Bhagalpur to any station by any train is the very less than Vikramshila alone. 12367 Up Vikramshila Express and 12393 Up Sampoorna Kranti Express both running time is same but 12367 arriving time is before than 12393 so 12367 has more chances to arriving right time at destination.

This was the work for the people of Bhagalpur, Jamalpur, Kiul and Mokama.

Important Halts

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