Padatik Express

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Padatik SF Express
Padatik Express 01.jpg
12378 Padatik Express at Baruipara, West Bengal hauled by WDM-3A baldie - 14020(BWN)
Service typeSuperfast
First serviceOctober 4, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-10-04)
Current operator(s)Eastern Railways
StartSealdah (SDAH)
EndNew Alipurduar (NOQ)
Distance travelled720 km (450 mi)
Service frequencyDaily[a]
Train number(s)12377/12378
On-board services
Class(es)First AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangementsAvailable
Sleeping arrangementsAvailable
Catering facilitiesEcatering Available at sealdah,Malda Town,New Jalpaiguri & New Alipurduar
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Operating speedAverage - 60 km/h (37 mph)
Route map
Darjeeling Mail (Sealdah - New Jalpaiguri) route map.png

Padatik Express is a daily superfast Full LHB (One rake is ICF other one is Full LHB) train which runs between Sealdah in West Bengal and New Alipurduar of West Bengal.

The train covers a distance of 719 kilometres (447 mi). The train belongs to Eastern Railways and travel time over the whole route is just over 12 hours.[1] This train is named after renowned Bengali poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay's book Padatik.[2]

The train is numbered as 12377/12378 and offers all the available classes of travel on Indian Railways – 1st AC(H1)- 1,1st AC cum 2nd AC(HA1) - 1, 2nd AC - 2(A1), 3rd AC - 6(B1 - B6), Sleeper - 6(S1 - S6), General Unreserved Class - 3(GS 1 - 3), SLR - 2. The train is composed of 21 coaches and is usually hauled by WDM-3A twins from Bardhaman diesel loco shed. Since some months, it is being hauled by HWH DLS WDP-4D or EMDs from SGUJ shed [3]


Route and halts[edit]

The important halts of the train are:


  1. "Villagers terrorise train passengers". The Statesman. 29 September 2011.
  2. "Signal sabotaged to rob passengers on Padatik Express". Times of India. 17 June 2012.


See also[edit]


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


  1. ^ "India Rail Info". Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Tracks & trains for 'backward' region". Telegraph Calcutta. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
  3. ^ "India Rail Info". Retrieved 2 February 2013.