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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 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
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 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.

Service[edit]

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.

Coaches[edit]

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.

Traction[edit]

The locomotives used for this train are:

  • Guwahati - Patna Junction/Patna Junction - Guwahati - WDP-4/WDP-4B/WDP-4D from Siliguri/.
  • Patna Junction - Anand Vihar Terminal/Anand Vihar Terminal- Patna Junction - WAP-4 from Kanpur/Mughal Sarai/Ghaziabad electric loco shed.

This train is considered as one of the better options for travel between Guwahati and Delhi.

References[edit]


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12505 NORTH EAST Express

Date:- 10.08.2013 Time:-10:20 AM Location:- near Changsari Railway Station in the Guwahati-Rangiya section under NFR, Assam.

Superfast 12506 Up North East Express EMD passing

Watch Superfast 12506 Up North East Express EMD skipping Fakiragram Jn at 90 kmph.

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[IRFCA] 12505 Guwahati - Delhi Anand Vihar "North East Express"

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Racing North East Express.

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