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Kanchenjunga Express

Kanchenjunga Express
Service type Mail/Express
Status Operating
Locale West Bengal, Bihar, Assam
Current operator(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Start Sealdah
End Guwahati Junction
Distance travelled 980 km
Average journey time 22 hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 15657 / 15658
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Pantry car, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Baggage facilities Available
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed Average - 45 km/hr

Kanchenjunga Express is an important mail/express type train of Indian Railways linking state of West Bengal with Assam. Previously it used to run between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri, but was later extended up to Guwahati Junction. Now it runs between Sealdah (Kolkata) and Guwahati. It is equally important among tourists and pilgrims.This train is very Important in this route after Saraighat Express. Pantry car and Tatkal scheme is available in it. Throughout its journey it is hauled by WDM 3A class diesel locomotive of Malda Town shed.

It is named after the Kanchenjunga peak of the Himalayan Mountains.

Important Halts

  1. Sealdah
  2. Dakshineswar
  3. Barddhaman Junction
  4. Bolpur
  5. Rampurhat
  6. Pakur
  7. Malda Town
  8. Kishanganj
  9. New Jalpaiguri
  10. Jalpaiguri-Road railway station
  11. New Cooch Behar railway station
  12. New Alipurduar railway station
  13. New Bongaigaon railway station
  14. Rangiya Junction
  15. Kamakhya
  16. Guwahati Junction



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