Kanchenjunga Express

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Kanchanjungha Express
Silchar Railway station-1st train.jpg
Kanchanjungha Express at Silchar railway station
Overview
Service type Mail/Express
Status Operating
Locale West Bengal, Assam
Current operator(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Route
Start Sealdah (SDAH)
Stops 31
End Guwahati (GHY)
Distance travelled 980 km (609 mi)
Average journey time 21h 25m
Service frequency Bi-weekly [a]
Train number(s) 15657/15658
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Chair car , Unreserved
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Baggage facilities Available
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed Average -50 km/hr

Kanchanjungha Express is an important mail/express type train of Indian Railways linking state of West Bengal, Assam.

Previously it used to run between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri, but was later extended up to Guwahati Junction.

Now it runs between Sealdah (Kolkata) and Guwahati. It is now extended up to Silchar from February 1st 2016 and Agartala from first week of October, 2016.

It runs triweekly from Silchar and biweekly from Agartala and Guwahati. It is equally important among tourists and pilgrims.This train is very Important in this route after Saraighat Express. Tatkal scheme is available in it. [1][2]

It is named after the Kanchanjunga peak of the Himalayan Mountains.

Route and halts[edit]

The important halts of the train are:

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Traction[edit]

From Sealdah To Rampurhat it is hauled by WAP 4 class electric locomotive of Howrah Junction shed. From Rampurhat to Malda Town it is hauled by WDM 3A class diesel locomotive of Malda Town shed. From Malda Town to Guwahati it is hauled by WDP-4D class diesel locomotive of Siliguri shed.it shares its rakes with Kanchenjunga Express (Agartala-Guwahati)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Runs two days in a week for every direction.

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