• Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Introduction of Him-Kanya in Darjeeling Himalayan RailwayTimings of Steam Jungle Tea Safari modified

Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to resume the services of 15753 / 15754 Alipurduar Jn – Guwahati Express w.e.f. 17th November, 2021. This will help local short-distance passengers of the route to undertake their journey comfortably. Accordingly train no 15753 Alipurduar Jn – Guwahati Express will leave from Alipurduar Jn at 04-05 hrs to reach Guwahati at 11-20 hrs. During return journey train no 15754 Guwahati – Alipurduar Jn Express will leave from Guwahati at 12-40 hrs to arrive Alipurduar Jn at 21-00 hrs. The train will have stoppages at Fakiragram Jn, Salakati, Kokrajhar, Basugaon, Dangtol, New Bongaigaon, Bongaigaon, Chaprakata, Bijni, Patiladaha, Sorbhog, Barpeta Road, Guagachha, Sorupeta, Pathsala, Niz-Sariha Halt, Tihu, Kaithalkutchi, Nalbari, Ghograpar, Rangiya Jn, Kendukana, Baihata, Changsari, Agthori and Kamakhya stations during its journey both ways. Tickets can be purchased in UTS/PRS counters or through IRCTC site.

Northeast Frontier Railway has also introduced another Narrow Gauge Toy train service in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from yesterday. The train named Him Kanya will run between Darjeeling and Kurseong every Saturday and Sunday. Train no. 52545 will start from Darjeeling at 08-30 hrs to reach Kurseong at 11-00 hrs with stoppages at Ghum, Sonada and Tung. During return journey train no. 52546 will leave from Kurseong at 13-15 hrs to reach Darjeeling at 16-05 hrs. This new service is expected to be popular with the tourists visiting the hills of Darjeeling from various parts of the country as well as from outside. This is yet another effort by Northeast Frontier Railway to boost the tourism activity in UNESCO World Heritage Site The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Timings of the Steam Jungle Tea Safari running between Siliguri Jn and Rongtong have been modified. Train no 52556 will now leave from Siliguri Jn at 13-30 hrs to reach 15-00 hrs with stoppage at Sukna. During the return journey, this train will leave from Rongtong at 15-20 hrs to reach Siliguri Jn at 16-35 hrs.

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