Padatik Express

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Padatik Superfast Express
First run of Sealdah - New Alipurduar Padatik Express with LHB coaches.jpg
First run of Sealdah–New Alipurduar Padatik Express with LHB coaches
Overview
Service typeSuperfast
First serviceOctober 4, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-10-04)
Current operator(s)Eastern Railways
Route
StartSealdah (SDAH)
Stops8
EndNew Alipurduar (NOQ)
Distance travelled717 km (446 mi)
Average journey time12 hour 15 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12377 / 12378
On-board services
Class(es)First AC, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesE-catering available
Technical
Rolling stockLHB coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
broad gauge
Operating speedAverage speed :- 57 km/h (35 mph)
Route map
Darjeeling Mail (Sealdah - New Jalpaiguri) route map.png

The 12377 / 12378 Padatik Superfast Express is a daily Superfast train which runs between Sealdah in West Bengal and New Alipurduar in West Bengal via New Jalpaiguri in 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–A2), 3rd AC – 6(B1–B6), Sleeper – 6(S1–S6), General Unreserved Class – 3(GS 1–3), EOG – 2. The train is composed of 21 coaches.[3]

Route & 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

Traction[edit]

It is hauled by a Howrah-based WAP-7 locomotive from SDAH to NJP. From NJP to NOQ it is hauled by a Siliguri-based WDP-4D locomotive and vice versa.

Gallery[edit]

Other trains on the Kolkata–New Jalpaiguri sector[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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