12378 Padatik Express at Baruipara, West Bengal hauled by WDM-3A baldie - 14020(BWN)
|First service||October 4, 2009|
|Current operator(s)||Eastern Railways|
|End||New Alipurduar (NOQ)|
|Distance travelled||720 km (450 mi)|
|Class(es)||First AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Ecatering Available at sealdah,Malda Town,New Jalpaiguri & New Alipurduar|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
|Operating speed||Average - 60 km/h (37 mph)|
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. This train is named after renowned Bengali poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay's book Padatik.
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 
Route and halts
The important halts of the train are:
- Bardhaman Junction(BWN)
- Bolpur Shantiniketan(BHP)
- Rampurhat Junction(RPH)
- Malda Town(MLDT)
- New Jalpaiguri Junction(NJP)
- New Cooch Behar(NCB)
- New Alipurduar(NOQ)
- "Villagers terrorise train passengers". The Statesman. 29 September 2011.
- "Signal sabotaged to rob passengers on Padatik Express". Times of India. 17 June 2012.
- Runs seven days in a week for every direction.
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