|Locale||Assam, Nagaland, West Bengal,|
|Current operator(s)||Northeast Frontier Railway|
|Start||Howrah Junction (HWH)|
|Train number(s)||15959 / 15960.|
|Class(es)||AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Available (Paid)|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
|Operating speed||Average - 55km/hr|
The Kamrup Express is a daily express train which connects Howrah (Kolkata) in West Bengal with Dibrugarh, which is 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.
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. On the way it passes through Bandel, Nabadwip Dham, Katwa, Berhampore(Khagraghat Road),Azimganj jn, Malda Town, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Coochbehar, New Alipurduar, Kamakhyaguri, Fakiragram, Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Lumding, Dimapur, Mariani, Duliajan, New Tinsukia en route to Dibrugarh. The train has an extended halt at Guwahati arriving at 15:35 hrs.
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 stops at New Tinsukia Jn., Duliajan, Mariani Jn. (Jorhat), Dimapur, Lumding Jn., Chaparmukh Jn., Guwahati, Kamakhya Jn. Rangiya Jn., New Bongaigaon Jn., Kokrajhar,Fakirgram Jn, Kamakhyaguri, New Alipurduar, New Coochbehar Jn., New Jalpaiguri Jn., Kishanganj, Barsoi Jn, Malda Town, New Farakka Jn., Azimganj jn, Khagraghat Road, Katwa Jn., Nabadwip Dham, Ambika Kalna, Bandel Jn. en route to Howrah. It has an extended halt at Guwahati and departs at 7:45 in the morning next day for Howrah.
The train has standard ICF rakes with max speed of 110 kmph.
The train has both AC and non AC accommodation, and one pantry car
- 1 AC II Tier
- 3 AC III Tier
- 11 Sleeper Coaches
- 4 General
- 1 Pantry Car
- 2 Second-class Luggage/parcel van
Both 15959 and 15960, throughout the entire length of the journey from Howrah to Dibrugarh and vice versa, are hauled by a WDM-3D or WDP-4D from the diesel loco shed at Howrah. This train is one of the slowest trains between Guwahati and Howrah, but the maintenance of the coaches is very good and the condition of the coaches of this train is very good, with proper passenger facilities included. Recently this train was awarded the ISO certificate, and it is the only train of NF Railways to have been ISO certified, and one of the few in the fleet of Indian Railways, with proper passenger amenities and facilities. This is one of the oldest running trains of NF Railway (Assam Railway before) and is considered as a very important train and as the pride of the zone.
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