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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:

  • 12505[2] originates from Guwahati daily at 9:45 Hrs and reaches New Delhi at 19:25 next day. The total distance of 1880 km is covered in 33 hours and 40 mins. The train runs via the main and the shortest possible route between Guwahati and New Delhi covering important stations such as New Bongaigaon,kokrajhar, New Jalpaiguri,new alipurduar , new cooch behar, Katihar, Barauni Junction, Patna, buxar,Mughal Sarai, Allahabad, Kanpur en route to New Delhi.
  • 12506[3] originates from New Delhi daily at 6:40 Hrs and reaches Guwahati at 16:40 next day covering the distance of 1880 km in 34 hours. On the return journey the train follows the same route.[4]

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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Daily News & Analysis

Times of India
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700

KANPUR: Five jawans were on Friday arrested for allegedly manhandling and misbehaving with a train ticket examiner (TTE) and passengers on board separate trains -- Purshottam Express and North East Express -- Government Railway Police (GRP) said.

Times of India

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 10:04:22 -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 ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Mon, 25 May 2015 05:32:11 -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 ...

The Statesman

The Shillong Times
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:44:44 -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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आज तक
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:14:26 -0800

कानपुर सेंट्रल स्टेशन पर इंडो-तिब्ब्तन बॉर्डर पुलिस (आईटीबीपी) के जवान द्वारा छेड़छाड़ का मामला अभी शांत भी नहीं हुआ कि अब चलती ट्रेन में छेड़छाड़ का मामला सामने आया है. यह घटना ...


Hindustan Times
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:41:15 -0800

A major mishap was averted when the North-East Express and Keul-Patna train, running on the same track, collided at Barh station, about 40 kms from Patna. The collision took place at around 6.55 am on Friday. Two bogies, reportedly, derailed on ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:27:02 -0700

Chief Meteorologist Tausif Alam has said that Cyclone Nilofar has moved towards north-east, Express News reported. He added that it will be clarified within the next eight hours whether the cyclone will move towards Pakistan or India. It would continue ...

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