UP set to receive another Vande Bharat Express between Lucknow and Gorakhpur
Following the inauguration of the Varanasi - New Delhi Vande Bharat Train, the state is set to receive yet another semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express which will ply between Lucknow and Gorakhpur. The railway authorities are presently working on the proposal to expedite the introduction of the train.
The proposed semi-high speed train is expected to reduce the travel time between Lucknow and Gorakhpur to just 4 hours. Moreover, this Vande Bharat Express will be the first of its kind to be introduced in the North Eastern Railway (NER) zone, adding to the significance of its launch.
Lucknow - Gorakhpur Vande Bharat will be first of its kind in NER zone
Currently, the fastest trains that ply on this route are Gorakhdham Express and Bihar Sampark Kranti Express, both taking 4 hours and 45 minutes to cover the distance. However, with the Vande Bharat train running at a speed of 270 km/hr, passengers can reach their destination in a fraction of the time.
Furthermore, the ultramodern train, like its other versions will be equipped with advanced amenities and will provide a totally distinctive and comfortable travel experience to the passengers.
While the proposal for the launch of this train between Gorakhpur and Lucknow is still in its initial stages, there are talks of extending it up to Delhi if found feasible as per demands and other operational aspects.