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North East Express
North East Express (Guwahati-NDLS).jpg
North East Express
Service type Superfast
Locale Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, UP, Delhi
Current operator(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Start Delhi (Anand Vihar Terminal)
Stops 9
End Guwahati Junction
Distance travelled 1880 km
Average journey time 34 hours
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities yes
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Route map
North East Express (Guwahati - Delhi) Express Route map.jpg

The North East Express is a daily superfast train of Indian Railways, which runs between Guwahati (capital of Assam and the largest city of North Eastern region of India) and New Delhi (capital of India). It connects North Eastern India to New Delhi, hence the name. The train belongs to NF railway zone of Indian Railways (headquarters at Guwahati). The coaches of this train belongs to Guwahati Division of NF Railway.

The North East Express succeeded the legendary Assam Mail in 1986.[1]

The train runs along the Guwahati-Barauni line, Barauni-Mokama line and Howrah-Delhi main line.

The train is numbered as 12505/12506:

The train has AC as well as Non AC accommodation. The composition of the train is as follows - 2A - 1 (A-1) 3A - 2 (B-1, B-2) SL - 13 (S-1 to S-13) PC - 1 GENL - 4 SLR - 2 The total rake length is 23 coaches. The locomotives used for this train are:

  • Guwahati - Barauni Junction/Barauni Junction - Guwahati - WDP-4 from Silliguri/WDM 3A from Mughal Sarai or Howrah.
  • Barauni Junction - New Delhi/New Delhi - Barauni Junction - WAP-4 from Kanpur/Mughal Sarai/Ghaziabad/Howrah electric loco shed.

The train reverses at Barauni Junction either way.

This train is considered as one of the better options for travel between Guwahati and New Delhi. Recently this train has shifted its departure point from New Delhi to Anand Vihar due to congestion and saturation in New Delhi railway station.


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76 news items

Times of India
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:25:24 -0700

Due to the same reason when this team reached Anand Vihar railway station of Delhi they decided to board an overcrowded sleeper bogie of North East Express on Tuesday morning. But, due to overcrowding, hot and humid conditions the health condition of ...

दैनिक जागरण

दैनिक जागरण
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:30:16 -0700

पटना। नई दिल्ली से डिब्रूगढ़ जा रही नार्थ ईस्ट एक्सप्रेस में गुरुवार को शाकाहारी भोजन की दोगुनी से अधिक कीमत वसूले जाने पर यात्रियों ने जमकर हंगामा किया। एसी कोच में बैठे यात्री ...
The Hindu
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:30:00 -0800

A passenger train on Friday derailed after scraping against the New Delhi-Guwahati North East Express at Barh, about 40 km from here, disrupting rail traffic in the area. All the passengers are safe, railway officials said. Describing the incident as a ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800

A woman was allegedly molested on Sunday on board the Delhi-bound North-East Express by two youths, who were later arrested. According to Government Railway Police (GRP) Inspector Tripurari Pandey, the matter came to light in the afternoon as the ...


Thu, 24 Sep 2015 02:29:36 -0700

But, despite booking our return tickets one and half month back, they were not confirmed," Boro said. When the team reached Anand Vihar railway station of Delhi, it decided to board an overcrowded sleeper bogie of North East Express on Tuesday morning.

The Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:23:09 -0700

"The Delhi-Alipurdwar Mahananda Express and Anand Vihar Terminal-Jogabni Express have been diverted to the Kanpur-Lucknow-Mughalsarai route", he said. The Delhi-bound North-East Express and the Howra-bound Kalka Mail would be running via ...
Times of India
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:51:09 -0700

... Gomti Express, Taj Express, Mahabodhi Express, Magadh Express, Allahabad-Mathura Express, Anand Vihar-Rewa Express, Sharam Shakti Express, North East Express, Sharam Shakti Express, Swatantra Senani Express, Patna-Secundrabad Express, ...

The Statesman

Economic Times
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 02:47:41 -0700

The trains affected were the Siphung Passenger, detained at Rangiya, Kamakhya-Alipurduar Inter City Express, detained at Nalbari, Dekargaon Express, stopped between Kendukona and Rangiya while the Dn Trivandrum Express and North East Express ...

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