Padatik Express

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Padatik SF Express
Padatik Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service typeSuperfast
StatusOperating
First serviceOctober 4, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-10-04)
Current operator(s)Eastern Railways
Route
StartSealdah (SDAH)
Stops8
EndNew Alipurduar (NOQ)
Distance travelled717 km (446 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
Technical
Track gaugeBroad Gauge
Operating speedAverage - 55 km/h (34 mph) maximum speed - 110 km/h
Route map
Darjeeling Mail (Sealdah - New Jalpaiguri) route map.png

Padatik Express is a daily superfast Full LHB (both rakes now 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]

Halts[edit]

The important halts of the train are:[4]

Coach composition[edit]

Sealdah to New Alipurduar[5]

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
BSicon LDER.svg EOG GS GS GS S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 A1 A2 HA1 H1 EOG

New Alipurduar to Sealdah[6]

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
BSicon LDER.svg EOG H1 HA1 A2 A1 B6 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 GS GS GS EOG

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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.
  4. ^ Tiru, Somanko. "12378/Padatik Express (PT) - New Alipurduar to Sealdah ER/Eastern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  5. ^ PATRANABIS, SREERUP. "12377/Padatik Express (PT) - Sealdah to New Alipurduar ER/Eastern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  6. ^ Tiru, Somanko. "12378/Padatik Express (PT) - New Alipurduar to Sealdah ER/Eastern Zone - Railway Enquiry". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 9 November 2019.