Kamrup Express

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Kamrup Express
Kamrup exp.jpg
Kamrup Express train board
Overview
Service typeExpress
First service1 May 1972; 48 years ago (1972-05-01)
Current operator(s)Northeast Frontier Railways
Route
StartHowrah (HWH)
Stops54
EndDibrugarh (DBRG)
Distance travelled1,532 km (952 mi)
Average journey time35 hours 55 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)15959 / 15960.
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesAvailable (Paid)
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Technical
Rolling stockLHB Coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Broad Gauge
Operating speedAvg. Speed - 43 km/hr
Route map
Kamrup Express (Dibrugarh - Howrah) Route map.jpg

The 15959 / 15960 Kamrup Express is a daily express train which connects Howrah (Kolkata) in West Bengal with Dibrugarh, a major town in upper Assam. Originally the train ran between Howrah and Guwahati (which is the district headquarters of Kamrup District Assam), hence the name. Later it was extended to Dibrugarh Town after the successful conversion of Guwahati-Lumding-Dibrugarh from meter gauge to broad gauge. The train belongs to North East Frontier Railway of Indian Railway and is operated by Tinsukia division of NF Railway. The train is numbered as 15959/15960.

Schedule[edit]

15959 departs Howrah every day at 18:00 hrs. and reaches Dibrugarh on the day following the day after, at 05:55 in the morning, covering a distance of 1532 km in 35 hrs 55 mins with an average moving speed of 43 km/h. The train has an extended halt at Guwahati arriving at 15:35 hrs.[1]

15960 departs Dibrugarh every day at 18:20 hrs. and reaches Howrah at 6:00 hrs. on the day following the day after, covering a distance of 1532 km in 35 hrs and 40 min with an average moving speed of 43 km/h. It has an extended halt at Guwahati and departs at 7:45 in the morning next day for Howrah.[2]

Route & Halts[edit]

Coach Composition[edit]

The train has LHB rakes with max speed of 130 kmph. However, it has a MPS of 110 km/h due to section conditions.

The train has both AC and non AC accommodation, and one pantry car

  • 1 AC II Tier
  • 3 AC III Tier
  • 11 Sleeper Coaches
  • 3 General
  • 1 Pantry Car
  • 2 Generator Car
Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
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Locomotive[edit]

It is hauled by a Howrah based WDM 3D / WDP 4D locomotive on its entire journey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kamrup Express (HWH-DBRG)". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Kamrup Express (DBRG-HWH)". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 11 October 2015.