Vande Bharat Express Occupancy Trends: Varied Success Across Routes From 193 Per Cent To 36 Per Cent!

Vande Bharat Express Occupancy Trends: The Vande Bharat Express, India’s semi-high speed train service, has witnessed diverse occupancy rates across its various routes. While certain routes like Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod showcase exceptional occupancy, others like Mangaluru-Goa struggle with lower-than-expected numbers.

Vande Bharat Express High Occupancy Routes

Train No 20634 vande bharat express thiruvananthapuram to kasaragod

The route boasts an impressive 193% occupancy rate, making it the highest among all 41 Vande Bharat Express trains.

vande bharat express Varanasi To Delhi To Katra

Both routes exhibit over 120% occupancy, indicating significant demand. Two trains run on each of these high-demand routes.


Vande Bharat Express Moderate to High Occupancy Routes

Train No 20665/20666 vande bharat express Chennai To Tirunelveli

Clocking around 119% occupancy, this route showcases a notable demand for Vande Bharat Express services. This train is operated by Indian Railways, connecting Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Villuppuram Jn, Tiruchchirappalli Jn, Dindigul Jn, Madurai Jn, Virudhunagar Jn and Tirunelveli Jn.

Train No 20834 Vande Bharat Express Secunderabad To Visakhapatnam

With nearly 110% occupancy, this route falls within the range of moderate to high demand.

Train No 20901 Vande Bharat Express Mumbai To Ahmedabad

Reporting a 114% occupancy rate, this route demonstrates consistent demand for Vande Bharat services. You can also read; AHMEDABAD JAMNAGAR VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS ROUTE EXTENDS UP TO UDHNA– CHECK ROUTES, DISTANCE, TRAVEL TIME AND MORE!

Vande Bharat Express Routes with Mixed Occupancy Rates

Train No 22425 Vande Bharat Express Delhi To Ayodhya

Experiencing full occupancy since its recent launch, this route has gained popularity. It reaches Ayodhya in about 8hr 20min hours. From New Delhi NDLS, it starts at 06:10:00 and arrives at 14:30:00 in Ayodhya AY. This train operates six days a week, except Wednesday. Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun are the days on which VANDE BHARAT EXP operates.

Train No 12461 Vande Bharat Express Jodhpur To Sabarmati

While the journey to Ahmedabad shows 54% occupancy, the return journey boasts a 59% rate.

Train No 20173 Vande Bharat Express Rani Kamalapati To Rewa

Displaying slightly over 50% occupancy, this route falls in the moderate range.

Train No 20911 Vande Bharat Express Indore To Nagpur

Maintaining over 50% occupancy, this route showcases steady demand.

Vande Bharat Express Routes with Concerning Occupancy Levels

Train No 22229 Vande Bharat Express Mumbai To Goa

Despite being a tourist destination, this route records less than 100% occupancy, raising concerns for the Railways. You can read more about this train here, MUMBAI CSMT MADGAON VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS EXPANDS MUMBAI-GOA SERVICES TO SIX DAYS A WEEK!

Train No 20980 Vande Bharat Express Jaipur To Udaipur

Failing to achieve full occupancy, this route indicates a potential area for improvement.

Train No 22223 Vande Bharat Express Mumbai To SaiNagar Shirdi

The occupancy rates on this route also fall below 100%, suggesting room for growth. You can read more here, VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS UPDATE: SHIRDI CSMT VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS EXPERIENCES SIGNIFICANT DROP IN OCCUPANCY!

Industry Concerns

The varying occupancy rates are a cause for concern for the Railways, especially considering the higher input costs associated with Vande Bharat Express. The passenger sector, already grappling with losses, faces an additional burden due to lower occupancy rates in these premier train services, including Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express, Shatabdi Express, and Vande Bharat Express.

Vande Bharat Express Future Expansion

Despite these challenges, the Railways has launched 41 Vande Bharat Express trains, with plans to introduce four more next month. Additionally, the prototype of the first Sleeper Vande Bharat train is expected to be unveiled by the end of March this year.

You can also read: Vande Bharat Express Expansion: 60 New Vande Bharat Trains In 2024!

As the Railways navigates through these occupancy dynamics, strategic measures may be necessary to enhance demand and ensure the sustainability of India’s semi-high speed train services.