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Aranyak Express

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Aranyak Express

Aranyak Express
Service type SuperFast
Locale West Bengal, Jharkhand
Current operator(s) South Eastern Railway
Start Shalimar (Kolkata)
Stops 11
End Bhojudih
Distance travelled 311 km (193 mi)
Average journey time 5 hours 20 min
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) 2nd sitting, General
Seating arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 57 km/h (35 mph) average with halts

Aranyak Express is a short-distance superfast type day train run by Indian Railways which connects the city of Kolkata (Shalimar) with Bhojudih. It operates daily except on Sunday. It travels the 311 km at an average speed of 56–58 km/h. Recently it was extended to Bhojudih(Jharkhand) Junction in Jharkhand State.

The Aranyak Express is hauled by Indian Railways WAM 4 class locomotives. It is very popular with tourists who wish to travel to Bishnupur, Mukutmanipur, Jhilimili, Susunia Hills or Ayodhya Hills. It has second class seating and general type of coaches. the Indian Railways passes through the major railway stations of Kharagpur, Midnapore, Bishnupur, Bankura, Adra. Pantry car service is not available on this train. Second class sitting requires advance booking, whereas general coaches can be boarded with a general daily ticket. The Tatkal scheme is available in this train.

  1. 12885 Shalimar (7:45 A.M.) Bhojudih (1:05 P.M. same day)
  2. 12886 Bhojudih (1:25 P.M.) Shalimar (7:00 P.M. same day)



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