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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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1 news items

 
Assam Times
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:15:00 -0700

Yet another incident sends shockwaves in Barpeta district where a youth died after he slipped from a moving train on Saturday. The incident took place when the youth was travelling on the North East Express and as the train arrived in Dayaguri in ...
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