• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

India’s longest train Vivek Express to run four days a week from May this year

The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to increase the frequency of India’s longest train 15906/15905 (Dibrugarh- Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh) Vivek Express from existing bi-weekly to four days a week. Train No. 15906 (Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari) Vivek Express which is now running on Saturday & Tuesday, will be run on every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7th May, 2023. Similarly, train No. 15905 (Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh) Vivek Express which is now running on Thursday & Sunday, will be run on every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday w.e.f. 11th May, 2023.

Train No. 15906 (Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari) Vivek Express departs from Dibrugarh at 19:25 hours and reaches Kanniyakumari at 22:00 hours on fourth day of journey. In return direction, train no.15905 (Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh) Vivek Express departs from Kanniyakumari at 17:20 hours and reaches Dibrugarh at 20:50 hours on fourth day of journey. The composition of this train is of 22 coaches, consisting of 01 AC Two Tier, 04 AC Three Tier, 11 Sleeper Class, 03 General Seating, 01 Pantry Car and 02 Power cum Luggage Rakes.

Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari Vivek Express is the longest train of  Indian Railways which runs from Dibrugarh in India’s North-eastern state Assam to Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu the southernmost state of India. The train covers a distance of 4189 kilometres and traverses through nine states in India. This train is currently the longest train route in India by both distance and time. The train has 59 halts across its route. The first service of Vivek Express was started in 19th November, 2011. From the last 11 years the train is relentlessly serving the people.

Existing timings and stoppages of the train will remain unchanged. The details of stoppages and timings of this train are available at IRCTC website and through NTES.

 

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