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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 - 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.


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287 news items

Times of India
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:52:30 -0700

Allahabad: Timely intervention of the driver averted a major tragedy when the engine of Chauri Chaura Express caught fire on Shujatpur-Sirathu section of the busy New Delhi-Howrah route on Tuesday. Movement of several trains was also affected due to ...
Times of India
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:18:45 -0700

Movement of several trains were affected, including train number 12791Secunrabad-Danapur Express, train number 12505 North East Express, train number 15160 Sarnath Express, train number 12307 Howrah-Jodhpur Express, 12311 Howrah-Kalka Mail ...
Times of India
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 15:41:15 -0700

... the Danapur-Patna-Mokama-Barauni route. The trains whose routes have been modified are: Dibrugarh Town-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, Guwahati-Anand Vihar North East Express, New Delhi-Poorvauttar Sampark Kranti Express, Jogbani-Anand Vihar, ...


Grocott's Mail Online
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:22:30 -0700

Sanral has warned of slow moving traffic until about 5pm on Saturday, 9 April on the N2 outside East London due to lane closures. This will happen between the 16 200km and 15 200km road marks on the west-bound fast lane, at the North/East Express Way ...
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 ...


Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:06:13 -0700

From this afternoon until Saturday, 9 April at 2pm, lane closures are expected on the East bound carriage way, between km 14 500 and km 16 400, roughly at the North/East Express Way interchange. All on- and off-ramps will be open to traffic. “Motorists ...


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.

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