In view of rise inflow of tourists during peak season, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) of Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to introduce two (02) new special Joyride trains for tourists to have an experience of riding joyride services which is in an UNESCO World Heritage site. The new Joyride train services will be available for tourists to travel between Darjeeling and Ghum stations daily on a round trip basis. The services will be launched w.e.f. 30th June 2022 to meet the tourist demand.
Among the new joyride services, train No. 02550 Darjeeling – Ghum – Darjeeling special joyride will depart from Darjeeling at 09.40 hours to reach Ghum at 10.20 hours. The train will leave Ghum at 10.45 hours to arrive Darjeeling at 11.22 hours.
Another train No. 02549 Darjeeling – Ghum – Darjeeling special joyride will depart from Darjeeling at 16.05 hours to reach Ghum at 16.45 hours. The train will leave Ghum at 17.15 hours to arrive Darjeeling at 17.45 hours.
These trains will have 3 first class chair car coaches each for tourists and the trains will be hauled by diesel locos.
The tourists can plan to ride and visit the DHR by taking a joyride amidst the breathtaking hilly landscape of the Himalayas. Railway wishes a pleasurable experience for the tourists of DHR.