Expresses are a series of superfast passenger trains which are
being operated by Indian Railways, to serve as connections between
Metro towns and important cities and business centers. Shatabdi
Expresses are day trains and they return to the station of origin,
the same day.
The train was considered a landmark when it was introduced in
India in 1988. In fact, it was criticized heavily by a section
of society for its luxury in a poor country. However, with the
passage of time, the train has fallen far below global standards
of luxury and speed.
Shatabdi Expresses offer fast connectivity with very few stops
in between. They are fully air-conditioned and of a much higher
standard than most Indian rail coaches.
The Shatabdi Express is the fastest train of India, and it runs
at an average speed of around 110 km/h. The New Delhi-Bhopal
Shatabdi clocks 130km/h (highest in India) between Delhi to Agra
So the best and fastest way to get to Agra is by Shatabadi Express,
India's "high-speed" train. The trip takes two hours
and 10 minutes.
Shatabdi Express Operates between Delhi to Agra [Taj Mahal], Jaipur
[Pink City], Amritsar [Golden Temple] & Kalka [Shimla].
There is not much difference between first and coach
class. its similar to Europe, where up front, there's
a bit more space, a cleaner carriage and better service. The
whole train is air-conditioned
Airconditioned chair car
Sitting only with comfortable push-back seats (3 by 2) in each
row with passage in between and two western style toilets in
Sitting only with luxury push back seats (2 by 2) in each row
with passage space in between.