Brahmaputra Mail

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Brahmaputra Mail
Overview
Service typeMail/Express
StatusOperating
Current operator(s)Northeast Frontier Railway
Route
StartDibrugarh (DBRG)
Stops61
EndOld Delhi(DLI)
Distance travelled2596 Km
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)14055 / 14056
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesAvailable (Paid)
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Operating speedAverage - 47km/hr
Route map
Brahmaputra Mail (Dibrugarh - Delhi) Express Route map.jpg

The Brahmaputra Mail is a daily train which connects Old Delhi with Dibrugarh (an important town in upper Assam). Introduced in 1972 after the construction of the rail section of the Farakka Barrage, the train originally ran as the Tinsukia Mail between Delhi Junction railway station and New Jalpaiguri railway stations, with onward meter gauge connections to Guwahati and Tinsukia in the Indian state of Assam. The train was renamed the Brahmaputra Mail after the successful gauge conversion of the Guwahati - Dibrugarh meter gauge lines to broad gauge. This train belongs to Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone of Indian Railways and operated and maintained by Tinsukia Division (TNSJ Division) of NFR at Dibrugarh base (DBRG). The train is numbered as 14055/14056. Northeast Frontier Railways decided it will be running as 15955/56 Brahmaputra Mail From 9 th of December 2019

Schedule[edit]

  • 14055 departs Dibrugarh every day at 23:25 and arrives at Delhi Junction at 6:05 on the fourth day from departure (e.g.:the train which departs Dibrugarh on Thursday at 23:25 would arrive at Delhi on Sunday at 6:05) covering a distance of 2596 km in 54 hrs and 40 mins with an average moving speed of 47 km/h.
  • 14056 departs Old Delhi every day at 23:40 and reaches Dibrugarh at 4:25 on the fourth day (e.g.: the train departing DLI at 23:40 on Thursday would reach DBRT on Sunday early morning at 4:25) covering a total distance of 2596 km in 52 hrs and 45 mins with an average moving speed of 49 km/h.[1]

Coach composition[edit]

The train has both AC and Non AC class of accommodation. The composition of this train is

LOCO EOG RMS UR A1 B4 B3 B2 B1 PC S11 S10 S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 UR EOG

1st General coach runs as locked (for RMS use) .

Loco links[edit]

This train is assigned with a WAP-5/WAP-7 locomotive from Delhi Junction to Mughalsarai Junction.

From Mughalsarai Junction-Dibrugarh and Dibrugarh-Mughalsarai Junction the train is usually hauled by WDP-4B|WDP-4D locomotive.

Important halts[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • This is one of the oldest running train of this zone. This train is famous for its defense personal using this train for travel.
  • This train was also involved in two the major railway disasters in Indian History. One was the mail bombing of the train between Kokrajhar and New Bongaigaon in December 1996 by bodo militants and second was the Gaisal Rail Disaster, a head-on collision between Avadh Assam Express and Brahmaputra Mail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brahmaputra Mail". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 11 October 2015.