I have booked in an AC chair car and the train also has 2nd class seating. It usually maintains time with half an hour +/-. Train journey is quite comfortable in this route. Food is available for purchasing and AC compartment is good. Nice push back seats will be there, I suggest to go by train upto Samalkot. Get down and take bus as it is 10 km from there to Kakinada.
The train starts at 7.10 am in the morning and reaches by 12 pm in the noon and the journey was so good that it took less time and the train was on time. By booking the journey will be pleasant and peaceful. The food was available to buy on all the total train journey and it was good too.
I was a nice journey and awesome place where the goddess Kanaka Durga temple was located on the top of Indrakeeladri hill on the banks of River Krishna. Temple is running free shuttle services from temple (Hill top) to Banks of Krishna (Down the hill) So we can avail this by hiring an auto from Vijayawada Railway station till the bus stand where temple free bus services will start. Free Bus services are available for every 15 – 20 mins.
The journey started at the morning and after that I met a person who sat beside me and started taking about cricket due to this my time was passed and I reached Visakhapatnam by evening. Due to that time passed and I never felt bored during the journey. Toilets in the train are not that good so I chose this train because it’s a very fast.