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Eastern Railway to run record number of Summer Specials

Eastern Railway will run a record number of 120 Summer Special trains for various destinations...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

 
 

Eastern Railway will run a record number of 120 Summer Special trains for various destinations to clear the rush of passengers during summer holidays this year.

Announcing this today, Railway sources said last year the number of summer special trains were 78.

Booking for the Summer Special trains will begin on March 11.

The sources said seven pairs of Summer Special trains would run between Howrah and Haridwar (0337 Up/0338 Dn). While 0337 Up would leave Howrah on Wednesdays at 2300 hrs from May five to June 16, 0338 Dn would leave Haridwar on Fridays at 1110 hrs from May seven to June 18.

Seven pairs of Special trains will also run between Howrah and Gorakhpur (0347 Up/0348 Dn). While 0347 Up will leave Howrah on Sundays at 1200 noon from May two to June 13, 0348 Dn will leave Gorakhpur at 1515 hrs on Mondays from May three to June 14.

Another seven pairs of Special trains will run between Sealdah and Kathgodam (0363 Up/0364 Dn). While 0363 Up will leave Sealdah on Wednesdays at 1315 hrs from May five to June 16, 0364 Dn will leave Kathgodam at 1520 hrs on Thursdays from May six to June 17.

Eastern Railway also decided to run seven pairs of Summer Special trains between Sealdah and New Jalpaiguri (0357Up/0358 Dn). While 0357 Up will leave Sealdah on Saturdays at 2255 hrs from May one to June 12, 0358 Dn will leave New Jalpaiguri at 2100 hrs on Sundays from May two to June 13.

Another 13 pairs of Special trains will run between Sealdah and New Jalpaiguri as 0545 Up/0546 Dn. 0545 Up will leave Sealdah on Thursdays at 2255 hrs from May eight to July one and and 0546 Dn will leave New Jalpaiguri at 2100 hrs on Wednesdays from May seven to June 30.

Altogether six pairs of Special trains will run between Asansol and New Jalpaiguri (0361 Up/0362 Dn). 0361 Up will leave Asansol on Fridays at 0815 hrs from May seven to June 11 and 0362 Dn will leave New Jalpaiguri at 2140 hrs on Fridays from May seven to June 11.

Eastern Railway said 13 pairs of Special trains would run between Asansol and Mumbai CSTM (0169/0170). While 0170 would leave Asansol on Mondays at 1945 hrs from May five to June 28, 0169 would leave Mumbai CSTM at 1105 hrs on Saturdays from May three to June 26.

 

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