Nonstop train Mangalore-Delhi! 2524 km

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I was looking at some train schedules on indrail.gov.in and found the SAMPARK KRANTHI that runs from Kerala to Nizamuddin. The last stop on the train before Nizamuddin is Kankanadi near Mangalore. That's 35 hours 40 minutes non-stop, which must be a record for Indian trains! (traveling south it's 34h45m non-stop on KERLA S KRANTI). The distance is 2524km!
There are three stops where the "Train doesn't halt at this station presently" but even the first of those, Vasai Road, is 1800km from Mangalore.

Any other crazy long non-stops?
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no "scheduled" stops.. but what about unscheduled ones?
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There are 16 or 18 such "Sampark Kranti" Expresses introduced over the last year. These trains originate from an important city in each state and terminate at the National Capital. These trains have not been assigned any commercial halt beyond their state of origin. That is, once they cross the boundary of the state from where they originate, they run "non-stop" till H.Nizamudin/New Delhi.

They have a few technical halts on the way.
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Well, as far as Sampark Krantis go, it looks like the Kerala one is the farthest.
The one to Tamil Nadu goes non-stop to Chennai, 34h45m down and 35h27m up.
The one to Assam gets close at over 30 hours, but still not at far non-stop as Mangalore!
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The train in question is not the Sampark Kranti Express, but the Rajdhani Express from Nizamuddin to Trivandrum and back. It does have scheduled stops. You can check the stops at www.konkanrailway.com.
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Originally Posted by Prof. Lionel Aranha The train in question is not the Sampark Kranti Express, but the Rajdhani Express from Nizamuddin to Trivandrum and back. It does have scheduled stops. You can check the stops at www.konkanrailway.com.
The train in question is indeed the 2653/2654 Kerala Sampark Kranti Express, which runs between H. Nizamuddin and Kochuveli. This train does not have any commercial stops outside Kerala.

The 2431/2432 Rajdhani Express which runs between Thiruvananthapuram and H. Nizamuddin has a lot of stops on the way.
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My mistake. It is indeed the Kranti Express.
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I was in kerala last weekend, and there was an article in the local newspaper that stops at madgaon, panvel, vasai, and vadodara have been approved for the kerala sampark kranti.
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Originally Posted by Bigzero I was in kerala last weekend, and there was an article in the local newspaper that stops at madgaon, panvel, vasai, and vadodara have been approved for the kerala sampark kranti.
That's sensible !! The railways seem to have realised early that there's no point in running trains half-empty !!
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I belive the reeasons for reduced stops were

1. Imporve the speed
2. Reduce the hassle factor to the long distance passengers.

In many parts of India, locals would use these loong distance trans for thir local commutes. So, after a good night's sleep, you could wake up in the morning and find a farmer with a bunch of chickens sitting by your legs for the next hour or so, on his morning commute to the market. On many of these long distance train, as the train approached a scheduled stop, the TTE would check to see of anybody was scheduled to get off or on. If nobody was, he would lock the doors of the train to prevent the locals from getting on. As a result, tickets on these "superfast" trains cost much more than on a slower train.
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Originally Posted by crvlvr I belive the reeasons for reduced stops were

1. Imporve the speed
2. Reduce the hassle factor to the long distance passengers.

In many parts of India, locals would use these loong distance trans for thir local commutes. So, after a good night's sleep, you could wake up in the morning and find a farmer with a bunch of chickens sitting by your legs for the next hour or so, on his morning commute to the market. On many of these long distance train, as the train approached a scheduled stop, the TTE would check to see of anybody was scheduled to get off or on. If nobody was, he would lock the doors of the train to prevent the locals from getting on. As a result, tickets on these "superfast" trains cost much more than on a slower train.
If the idea behind a Sampark Kranti is to improve the speed, then the Maharashtra Sampark Kranti between Bandra Terminus and Nizamuddin is a cruel joke on the passengers!! This train has only ONE commercial halt between Mumbai and Delhi -at Borivali- and yet this train takes longer to reach Delhi than the Golden Temple Mail, which has dozens of halts en route!!

Regarding superfast services, they almost always have a distance restriction, meaning that tickets for short distances on these trains are not issued at all, hence the chances of finding local travellers on these trains are minimal.

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