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Brahmaputra Mail

Brahmaputra Mail
Brahmaputra Mail Rear Coach
Overview
Service type Mail/Express
Status Operating
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Route
Start Dibrugarh (DBRG)
End Delhi Junction (DLI)
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 14055 / 14056
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available (Paid)
Baggage facilities Available
Technical
Track gauge Broad Gauge
Operating speed Average - 45km/hr
Route map

The Brahmaputra Mail is a daily train which connects Delhi with Dibrugarh (an important town in upper Assam). Originally this train ran between Delhi Junction railway station and Guwahati and was named as Tinsukia Mail (Since it connected to Tinsukia via MG section that ran between Guwahati and Tinsukia). Later it was renamed as Brahmaputra Mail after the river since it is one of the most important river for the state and one of amongst top 20 large river in the world. After successful gauge conversion between Guwahati-Lumding-Dibrugarh, it was extended to Dibrugarh.This train belongs to Northern Railway (NR) zone of Indian Railway and operated and maintained by Delhi Division (DLI Division) of NR. The train is numbered as 14055/14056.

Contents

  • Time-Table 1
  • Important Halts 2
  • Coach Composition 3
  • Loco Links 4

Time-Table

  • 14055 departs Dibrugarh every day at 22:45 and arrives at Delhi Junction at 5:55 on the fourth day from departure (e.g.:the train which departs Dibrugarh on Thursday at 22:45 would arrive at Delhi on Sunday at 5:55) covering a distance of 2598 km in 54 hrs and 55 mins with an average moving speed of 47 km/h.
  • 14056 departs Old Delhi every day at 23:40 and reaches Dibrugarh at 4:00 on the fourth day (e.g.: the train departing DLI at 23:40 on Thursday would reach DBRT on Sunday early morning at 4:00) covering a total distance of 2598 km in 52 hrs and 20 mins with an average moving speed of 49 km/h.

Important Halts

Coach Composition

The train has both AC and Non AC class of accommodation. The composition of this train is 2A - 1, 3A - 3, SL - 11, PC - 1, GEN - 6, SLR - 2.

Loco Links

This train is assigned with a WAP-4/WAP-7 locomotive from Delhi Junction to Mughalsarai Junction.

From Mughalsarai Junction-Dibrugarh and Dibrugarh-Mughalsarai Junction the train is usually hauled by WDP-4B locomotive.

Trivia This is one of the oldest running train of this zone. This train is famous for its defense personal using this train for travel.

This train was also involved in two the major railway disasters in Indian History. One was the mail bombing of the train between Kokrajhar and New Bongaigaon in December 1996 by bodo militants an second was the Gaisal Rail Disaster, a head on collision between Avadh Assam Express and Brahmaputra Mail.

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