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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

The important halts of the train are:[4]

Coach composition

Legends
EOG/SLR PC MIL H A HA B AB G K E C S D GEN/UR
Generator cum luggage van Pantry car or Hot buffet car Military coach First AC (1A) Second AC (2A) First AC cum Second AC Third AC (3A) Third AC cum Second AC Third AC economy (3E) Anubhuti coach (K) Executive chair car (EC) AC Chair car (CC) Sleeper class (SL) Second seating (2S) General or Unreserved
  Loco and other service coach
  AC coach
  Non-AC coach

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

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

Other trains on the Kolkata–New Jalpaiguri sector

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ "India Rail Info". Retrieved 18 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Tracks & trains for 'backward' region". Telegraph Calcutta. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "India Rail Info". Retrieved 2 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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.


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