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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
Catering facilities yes
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:

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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72 news items

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 10:00:00 -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 ...

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Mon, 25 May 2015 03:04:02 -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

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 ...

IBNLive

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 ...

आज तक

आज तक
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:07:30 -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 ...

आज तक

आज तक
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:09:47 -0800

बिहार में एक बड़ा हादसा होते होते टल गया. दरअसल भोजपुर पैसेंजर और नॉर्थ ईस्ट एक्सप्रेस एक ही ट्रैक पर टकराते टकराते बची. दोनों ट्रेनें पटना के पास बाढ़ स्टेशन को पार कर रही थी. दोनों ट्रेनों के ...
 
Times of India
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:02:19 -0700

The latest incident was reported on Wednesday night, when a group of jawans forced passengers out of the Guwahati-bound North East Express somewhere near Etawah. GRP said they will report the matter about the errring soldiers to their superiors and ...
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