Special Trains during Diwali 2008 and Dussehra by Indian Railways



In order to clear the extra rush of rail passengers during Diwali, Dusshera (Dasara) and Navratri. Northern Railway will run 376 festival special trains between important stations in North and East India. This was announced in a press release by the Indian Railway. The Special Trains announced are between the following Railway Stations:

  • Delhi – Udhampur
  • VaranasiJammu Tawi
  • VaranasiNew Delhi
  • New DelhiLucknow
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin – Dehradun
  • Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Patna
  • New DelhiPatna
  • New Delhi – Darbhanga
  • Darbhanga – Varanasi

For reservation please use the train numbers at the railway stations. No details of coaches were provided. Some of the trains announced are unreserved. It must be noted here that depending on the extra rush, Indian Railway increases the number of bogies and also the number of trains.

Delhi Junction – Udhampur Daily Special Train

The 0403 Delhi Junction – Udhampur special train will run daily from 20.9.2008 to 24.10.2008 at 11.45 p.m. to arrive at Udhampur at 12.40 p.m. (noon) the next day. The 0404 Udhampur – Delhi Junction special train will run daily from Udhampur from 21.9.2008 to 25.10.2008 at 9.40 p.m to arrive at Delhi Jn. at 10.30 a.m. the next day.

VaranasiJammu Tawi Daily Superfast Special Train

The 0413 Varanasi-Jammu Tawi Superfast special train will run from Varanasi daily from 1.10.2008 to 24.10.2008 at 01.00 p.m. (noon) to arrive at Jammu Tawi at 11.05 a.m. the next day. The 0414 Jammu Tawi-Varanasi Superfast special train will run daily from Jammu Tawi from 2.10.2008 to 25.10.2008 at 2.00 p.m. (noon) to arrive at Varanasi at 01.00 p.m. (noon) the next day.

Varanasi - Delhi Daily Super fast Special Train

Varanasi – Delhi Super fast special will run daily from Varanasi from 20.9.2008 to 24.10.2008 at 8.00 p.m. to arrive at Delhi at 09.00 a.m. the next day. The 2458A Delhi-Varanasi Supefast special train will run daily from Delhi Jn. from 21.9.2008 to 25.10.2008 at 6.15 p.m. to arrive at Varanasi at 7.30 a.m. the next day.

New DelhiLucknow (Via Moradabad) Daily Superfast Special Train

Lucknow-New Delhi Super fast special train will run daily from Lucknow from 20.9.2008 to 24.10.2008 at 11.30 p.m. to arrive at New Delhi at 07.20 a.m. the next day. The 2230A New Delhi-Lucknow Supefast special train will run daily from New Delhi from 21.9.2008 to 25.10.2008 at 11.30 p.m. to arrive at Lucknow at 7.45 a.m. the next day.

Hazrat nizamuddin-dehradun weekly AC Super fast special train

Hazrat Nizamuddin-Dehradun Superfast special train will run on every Saturday from Hazrat Nizamuddin from 20.9.2008 to 8.11.2008 at 11.55 p.m. to arrive at Dehradum at 05.40 a.m. the next day. The 2206A Dehradun-Nizamuddin A.C Supefast special train will run every Sunday from Dehradun at 11.25 p.m. from 21.9.2008 to 9.11. to arrive at H. Nizamuddin at 5.05 a.m. the next day.

Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Patna Unreserved Special Train

Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Patna Unreserved special train will run daily from 29.10.2008 to 3.11.2008 at 2.00 p.m. to reach Patna at 10.55 a.m. the next day. The 0415A Patna-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Unreserved special train will depart daily from Patna from 30.10.2008 to 04.11.2008 at 01.45 p.m. (noon) to arrive at Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 7.15 a.m. the next day.

Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Rajendra Nagar Patna Delhi Sarai Rohilla Expres Unreserved Special Train

The 0416B Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Patna Unreserved special train will run daily from 29.10.2008 to 3.11.2008 at 3.00 p.m. to reach Patna at 11.50 a.m. the next day. The 0415B Rajendra Nagar (Patna)-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Unreserved special train will run daily from 30.10.2008 to 04.11.2008 at 3.45 p.m. (noon) to arrive at Delhi Sarai Rohilla at 12.30 p.m. (noon) the next day.

New Delhi-Patna-New Delhi Duplicate Sampooran Kranti Superfast Special Train

The 2394A New Delhi-Patna Duplicate Sampooran Kranti Superfast special train will run daily from 29.10.2008 to 3.11.2008 at 5.40 p.m. to reach Patna at 8.40 a.m. the next day. The 2393A Patna-New Delhi Duplicate Sampooran Kranti Superfast special train will run daily from 30.10.2008 to 04.11.2008 at 10.00 a.m. to arrive at New Delhi at 4.00 a.m. the next day.

New Delhi-Darbhanga Express Special Train

The 4006A New Delhi-Darbhanga Express Special train will depart daily from New Delhi from 29.10.2008 to 3.11.2008 at 7.40 p.m. to reach Darbhanga at 8.00 p.m. the next day.

Darbhanga –Varanasi Express Special Train

The 4005A Darbhanga-Varanasi Express Special train will run daily from Darbhanga from 30.10.2008 to 4.11.2008 at 10.00 p.m. to reach Varanasi at 7.15 a.m. the next day.

Varanasi-New Delhi Express Special Train

The 4257B Varanasi-New Delhi Express Special train will run daily from Varanasi from 28.10.2008 to 4.11.2008 at 5.00 p.m. to reach New Delhi at 8.15 a.m. the next day.
In addition to above additional rakes will be kept ready to run on the route looking to the demand of passengers.

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