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Railway’s Grand Gift: Unveiling the Luxurious ‘Vistadome’ Express – All Aboard the Extravagance

Vistadome Intercity Express: A Scenic Journey Through India’s Heartland

In a delightful addition to India’s railway network, the Indian Railways is all set to unveil another special train following the success of the Vande Bharat Express. This time, it’s the “Vistadome” coach, making its debut as the first Vistadome Intercity Express in Jharkhand. This article explores the beauty and charm of the Vistadome Intercity Express, designed to offer passengers a panoramic view of India’s breathtaking landscapes.

The Vistadome Experience

The term “Vistadome” is a fusion of two words, “vista” and “dome.” “Vista” signifies a scenic view, while “dome” refers to a structure with a rounded roof. The Vistadome coaches are primarily designed to provide passengers with breathtaking views of picturesque mountainous regions. These trains are equipped with modern amenities, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable journey.

The Route

The Vistadome Intercity Express will operate between New Giridih Station and Ranchi, promising travelers a unique experience as they traverse through mountainous and dense forest landscapes. This route offers a new perspective on the natural beauty of Jharkhand, allowing passengers to witness the splendor of the region.

Transparent Roof for Spectacular Views

The highlight of the Vistadome coach is its transparent roof. This innovative feature allows passengers to enjoy uninterrupted views of the scenic beauty outside. The train passes through four tunnels, each offering a different visual treat to passengers. The transparent roof ensures that you don’t miss out on any of the captivating scenery.


The Vistadome Intercity Express is scheduled to depart from New Giridih Station at 6:05 AM, reaching Ranchi at 1:00 PM. The return journey from Ranchi is at 2:00 PM, with an arrival time of 9:00 PM. These timings are carefully chosen to offer passengers the best views of the landscapes during daylight hours.

Route Change

Initially, the train was planned to run from Barkakana Junction to Muri to Tatijharia. However, due to a landslide between Siddhwar (Ramgarh) and Sanki (Ranchi), the route had to be altered. Passengers traveling on the Patna-Ranchi Vande Bharat Express will also experience a change in their route as it will now run via Muri, given the suspension of train services between Mesra and Tatijharia.


The Vistadome Intercity Express promises a mesmerizing journey through the heartland of India. With its transparent roof and stunning vistas, it offers travelers an opportunity to connect with the natural beauty of Jharkhand in a unique way. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable train journey, the Vistadome Intercity Express is bound to leave you spellbound.