12717/12718 Ratnachal Express

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About Ratnachal Express

The Ratnachal Express is an excellent express train that provides services within the city. It connects two major cities of Andhra Pradesh, namely, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. The train’s maiden venture was taken in the year 1994, on 3rd October.

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The Ratnachal Express train number is 12717 when it travels from Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada. The Ratnachal Express train number is 12718 when it carries passengers from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam.

The average speed of Ratnachal Express

The Ratnachal Express speed is 36 miles per hour. Running at this speed, the average time taken by the train is 6 hours. When the train leaves Vijayawada at 6:05, it reaches the station of Visakhapatnam at 12:05 on the same day. The train is available on all days of the week.

The route followed by the Ratnachal Express

The Ratnachal Express route is from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam for train number 12717. For the 12718 Ratnachal Express, the route starts from Visakhapatnam and culminates in Vijayawada. The distance between these two stations is 351 km or 218 miles.

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Names of the stations where the Ratnachal Express stops

The Ratnachal Express halts 10 times in between its starting point and its final destination. The stations from where you can board the Ratnachal Express are Nuzvid (NZD), Samalkot Junction (SLO), Anakapalle (AKP), Rajahmundry (RJY), Eluru (EE), Annavaram (ANV), Tuni (TUNI) and so on.

Advantages of traveling in the Ratnachal Express

So many benefits are included if you travel via Ratnachal Express. The train is liked by the passengers because of its services and punctuality. Though it is an intercity train, pantry car services make sure that the passengers get fresh and nutritious vegetarian meals. The seats are quite comfortable, and AC chair car is also there for those who want to travel in luxury. Cleanliness in toilets is maintained. Another advantage of this train is that the tickets are affordable.

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Extra information for the benefit of the traveller

If you want to travel in the Ratnachal Express, you can consider booking your ticket in advance. Booking of tickets for this fantastic express train commences 120 days before the day of the journey. As it is a busy route, delay in booking tickets can result in being on the waiting list. You can also buy your ticket for the Ratnachal Express from Meramaal and travel from Vijayawada to Rajahmundry or Annavaram very easily. Meramaal takes care of the fact that your experience of booking a ticket from home remains a hassle-free and smooth.

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12717 Coach

12717 Ratnachal Express from Visakhapatnam (VSKP) to Vijayawada (BZA), Timetable, Schedule and Route

Train CodeStation NameArrivesDepartsPlatform No.
VSKPVisakhapatnam JunctionStarts12:408
DVDDuvvada13:0913:101
AKPAnakapalle13:2313:242
TUNITuni14:0514:071
ANVAnnavaram14:2014:211
SLOSamalkot Junction14:3714:383
APTAnaparti15:0915:101
RJYRajahmundry15:3615:381
NDDNidadavolu Junction16:0116:022
TDDTadepalligudem16:1816:193
EEEluru16:5116:523
NZDNuzvid17:0417:05
BZAVijayawada Junction19:00 Ends5

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12718 Ratnachal Express from Vijayawada (BZA) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP), Timetable, Schedule and Route

Train CodeStation NameArrivesDepartsPlatform No.
BZAVijayawada Junction06:0555
NZDNuzvid06:3606:371
EEEluru06:5106:522
TDDTadepalligudem07:2307:242
NDDNidadavolu Junction07:4007:411
RJYRajahmundry08:2008:223
APTAnaparti08:3908:40
SLOSamalkot Junction09:0609:071
ANVAnnavaram09:3209:333
TUNITuni09:4709:482
AKPAnakapalle10:2910:303
DVDDuvvada11:2511:264
VSKPVisakhapatnam Junction12:10 Ends8

12717/12718 Ratnachal Express Fare Information

ClassCC2S
Base Fare415115
Reservation Charges4015
Super fast charges4515
Fuel Charges00
GST250
Other Charges00
Catering Charges00
Dynamic Fare00
Total Fare525145
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