NFR Introduces Three Weekly Special Trains

Guwahati

In response to widespread demand from various section of general public, Northeast Frontier Railway ( NFR )  has decided to introduce three weekly special trains for the benefit of the people of Northeast region. Each special train will run for 4 months.

Guwahati– Silchar weekly special

Guwahati– Silchar ( train no-05611 ) weekly special train will leave from Guwahati every Friday at 21-30 hrs to arrive Silchar at 09-00 hrs on Saturday. During return journey special train no-05612 will leave from Silchar every Saturday at 20-50 hrs. to arrive Guwahati at 09-05 hrs on Sunday. The train will stop at Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lumding, Maibang, New Haflong and Badarpur stations. One AC 2-tier, four AC 3-tier, thirteen sleeper class, one general 2nd class and one chair car accommodations apart from luggage cum parcel vans will be available in the train. The train will take about twelve hours to cover the 383 kms distance. Services from Guwahati will start from 18th November and from Silchar from 19th November.

Guwahati – Agartala weekly special

05651 Guwahati – Agartala weekly special train will leave from Guwahati every Saturday at 16-45 hrs to arrive Agartala at 10-45 hrs on Sunday. During return journey special train no. 05652 will leave from Agartala every Sunday at 15-00 hrs. to arrive Guwahati at 09-05 hrs on Monday. The train will have stoppages at Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lumding, Maibang, New Haflong, Badarpur, Karimganj, Dharmanagar, Kumarghar, Ambasa and Teliamura stations. One AC 2-tier, three AC 3-tier, fourteen sleeper class, two general 2nd class accommodations apart from luggage cum parcel vans will be available in the train. The train will take about 18 hrs to cover the 577 kms. distance. Services from Guwahati will start from 12th November and from Agartala from 13th November.

Dibrugarh – Agartala weekly special

05944 Dibrugarh – Agartala weekly special train will leave from Dibrugarh every Sunday at 22-30 hrs to arrive Agartala at 19-00 hrs on Monday. During return journey special train no. 05943 will leave from Agartala every Monday at 22-00 hrs. to arrive Dibrugarh at 19-20 hrs on Tuesday. The train will have stoppages at Sibsagar Town, Simaluguri, Mariani, Sarupathar, Dimapur, Diphu, Lumding, Maibang, New Haflong, Badarpur, Karimganj, Dharmanagar, Kumarghar, Ambasa and Teliamura stations. One AC 2-tier, two AC 3-tier, eight sleeper class, six general 2nd class accommodations apart from luggage cum parcel vans will be available in the train. The train will take about 20 hrs to cover the 721 kms. Distance. Services from Dibrugarh will start from 20th November and from Agartala from 21st November.

Although the services have been initially provided for a period of four months, it is to be stated that further decision on continuation of the trains will be taken based on the patronisation received.

Northeast Frontier Railway under the directive of Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain has been constantly endeavouring to cater to the need of railway passenger of this region. Proposed introduction of these special trains is another step towards that direction.