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North East Express
North East Express (Guwahati-NDLS).jpg
North East Express
Overview
Service type Superfast
Locale Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, UP, Delhi
Current operator(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Route
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
Technical
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, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni Junction, Patna, 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.

References[edit]


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76 news items

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 ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:15:00 -0700

A number of trains including both up and down Rajdhani Express, North-East Express, Seemanchal Express and Capital Express were later diverted to their respective destinations through one working line, Rajak said. Railway engineers have reached the ...
 
Times of India
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:54:08 -0700

The trains coming from New Delhi like Prayag Raj Express, Shiv Ganga, North East Express were crowded with passengers. Trains coming from Mumbai like Pawan Express, Kashi Express and Kamayani Express were also packed to capacity. The trains ...
 
Zee News
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:50:15 -0800

The North East Express scheduled to leave from Anand Vihar Railway Station for Guwahati was cancelled for the day. Trains running late include Rajdhanis from Howrah, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Patna, said a Northern Railway statement.

The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:57:46 -0700

The overnight North East Express would arrive in Varanasi at 7:05 in the morning. Since we had been travelling on a budget, we wanted to treat ourselves to a first-class Indian train. Sanitized visions of leg room and private compartments danced in our ...

Financial Express

Livemint
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:55:40 -0700

A large number of party workers thronged the station and blocked tracks and stopped the Guwahati-bound North-East Express. They were later removed from the tracks and the train then departed. The parties had held protests on Saturday, too. Their ...
 
Times of India
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 21:25:06 -0800

ALLAHABAD: The movement of trains continues to be affected. Train number 15484 Mahananda Express was running late by 22 hours. Train number 12505 North East Express was running late by six hours. This train running in the down direction having ...
 
Times of India
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:50:46 -0800

Later, it was brought to Allahabad junction and a fresh coach was attached to the train after which it proceeded towards its destination. Meanwhile, trains continued to run late on Saturday. Train number 12506 North East Express whose normal arrival ...
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