Types Of Trains in India
The Indian Railway categorized the trains into different types according to the speed of trains. The longer distance and higher speed trains having fewer stops. And usually caters are their in long-distance travel. The slower speeds trains are generally are for the passengers travel local stations.
The following are the types of trains in India:
A rail services which is introduced in 2009 for the first time. These are the point to point and non-stop rail service(except for operational stops). Metros and major state capitals of India are connected by these trains. Duronto trains are also faster than Rajdhani Express.
The rail service basically connecting major cities to New Delhi, These trains are fully air-conditioned. The Rajdhanis have high precedence and are one of the fastest trains in India, travelling at about 140 km/h (87 mph). Rajdhani having few stops in there route.
Shatabdi and Jan Shatabdi Express
The Shatabdi trains are AC intercity seater-type trains for travel during day. Jan-Shatabdi trains consists of both AC and non-AC classes.
Garib Rath means "Chariot of the Poor". Its having affordable prices as it is designed for the people who can't afford Rajdhani and Shatabdi. Fully air conditioned trains. The maximum speed is 130 km/h.
These are trains that have an average speed greater than 55 km/h (34 mph). Tickets for these trains have an additional super-fast surcharge.
These are the most common kind of trains in India. Stops are more than their super-fast counterparts, but they stop only at fairly important isolating stations.
Passenger and Fast Passenger
These are slow trains that stop at most stations along the route and are the cheapest trains. The trains normally have no reserved seating quarters but some night trains have sleeper and 3A compartments.
Usually these trains stop at all stations and have no reserved seating quarters and the trains generally operated in urban areas.