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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 Guwahati Junction
Stops 9
End Anand Vihar Terminal
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 Anand Vihar near 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 coaching depot of Lumding Division of NF Railway.

The North East Express succeeded the legendary Assam Mail in 1986.[1] But halt pattern and timings of later introduced Sikkim Mahananda Express (first introduced between Delhi and Katihar) corresponds more to the Assam Mail's BG segment.[2]

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


The train is numbered as 12505/12506: Originally North east express was not a superfast and had service numbers 921 and 922 when introduced in 1986. In 1988 the train was assigned with new set of numbers as 2521 and 2522 which were later replaced with 5621 and 5622. It used to ply between Guwahati and New Delhi. In the Railway Budget 2005-06, it was sped up to the Broad Gauge Super fast category (broad gauge trains with 55 kmph or above average commercial speed) without withdrawing any previous intermediate stops. The new number assigned in the Superfast category were 2505 from Guwahati and 2506 from New Delhi.[3] With the new five digit numbering scheme introduced during the tenure of Mamta Banerjee as Railway Minister, the service numbers are now 12505 and 12506.


The train has AC as well as Non AC accommodation. The composition of the train is as follows - 2A - 1 (A-1) 3A - 3 (B-1, B-2, B-3) SL - 14 (S-1 to S-14) PC - 1 GENL - 3 SLR - 2 The total rake length is 24 coaches.


The locomotives used for this train are:

  • Guwahati - Barauni Junction/Barauni Junction - Guwahati - WDP-4/WDP-4B/WDP-4D from Siliguri/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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306 news items

Assam Times
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:56:15 -0800

A minor girl was rescued from the North East express train at Kokrajhar railway station here today. Getting information, members of Kokrajhar based NGO Nedan foundation and security forces belonging to Kokrajhar police and CRPF carried out a rescue ...

Jagran Post

Times of India
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:45:00 -0800

Allahabad: In view of betterment of foggy weather conditions, railway administration has decided to restore running of some cancelled trains on some selected days of the week. These trains include going towards Mumbai, New Delhi and Howrah directions.
The Hindu
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:17:28 -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 ...


Sat, 19 Dec 2015 19:30:38 -0800

Claiming that there have been no injuries and no casualties, Saxena said that they have diverted certain trains, which includes Rajdhani and North East Express. He said, “Five sleeper coaches and two AC class coaches derailed. All passengers safe.


Fri, 01 Jan 2016 22:11:15 -0800

“We have found out that two trains, the Avadh Assam and the North East Express, are frequently used by traffickers to transport the victims,” he said. Shakti Vahini plans to track these agents who are working secretly but plays a key role in the entire ...

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 ...
Zee News
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 02:27:51 -0800

While Vaishali Express, Shane-e-Punjab, UP Sampark Kranti Express, Swatantra Senani Express, Malwa Express were among 45 train that remained cancelled, departure timing of North East Express, Simanchal Express and Mahananda Express were ...

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