Railways to start 3 more outstation trains for Mumbai

Updated: 18 September, 2020 07:35 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar | Mumbai

According to officials from Railway, all three trains will run as fully reserved special trains

CR to run two trains from LTT to Gorakhpur, Chhapra, while WR will ply one from Bandra to Amritsar. File pic/ Suresh Karkera
CR to run two trains from LTT to Gorakhpur, Chhapra, while WR will ply one from Bandra to Amritsar. File pic/ Suresh Karkera

Both Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) released details of three more trains to and from Mumbai as a part of additional special trains across the country, with the destinations being Amritsar, Gorakhpur and Chhapra.

While CR is running two trains up and down from Gorakhpur, Chhapra from September 17, WR will be plying a train between Bandra and Amritsar from September 21. Railway officials said that the trains would be running as fully reserved special trains.

The 01055 Gorakhpur special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10.55 am from September 18 and arrive at Gorakhpur at 8.20 pm the next day until further advice. The return train - 01056 special will leave Gorakhpur every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6.20 am from September 20 and arrive at LTT at 4:15 pm next day until further advice.

The 01059 Chhapra special will leave LTT every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.55 am from September 17 and arrive at Chhapra at 9.05 pm the next day until further advice. The return train - 01060 special - will leave Chhapra every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 5.15 am from September 19 and arrive at LTT at 4.15 pm next day until further advice.

These two trains will have five AC coaches 12 sleeper and 3 seating coaches.

On WR, train no. 09025 Bandra (T) — Amritsar will leave Bandra (T) every Monday from September 21 at 11.15 am and reach Amritsar at 4 pm the next day. Similarly, the return train - 09026 Amritsar-Bandra (T) will leave Amritsar every Wednesday from September 23 at 6.20 am and reach Bandra (T) at 11.05 am the next day.

Enroute the train will halt at Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota, New Delhi, Ambala Cantt and Chandigarh stations in both directions. The train comprises of AC 3-Tier and sleeper class coaches.

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First Published: 18 September, 2020 07:06 IST

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