Special little train rides for the holiday season
The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to operate four new Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) special toy train rides during the ensuing festive season. The rides will run daily between Darjeeling and Ghum in both directions, starting Oct. 1, while the same will continue until Dec. 31, in preparation for the upcoming festive season, railway officials said. .
“Train No. 02547 (Darjeeling-GhumDarjeeling) special ride, will leave Darjeeling at 09:20 to reach Ghum at 10:05. On its return journey, the train will leave Ghum at 10:25 a.m. reaching Darjeeling at 10:55 a.m.,” the Northeast Frontier Railway said. Train No. 02548 (Darjeeling-GhumDarjeeling) Special Car Ride will depart from Darjeeling at 11:25 a.m. reaching Ghum at 12:10 p.m.
On its return journey, the train will depart from Ghum at 12:30 p.m. reaching Darjeeling at 1:00 p.m., he added. Train No. 02549 (Darjeeling-GhumDarjeeling) Special Car Ride will depart from Darjeeling at 1.25pm reaching Ghum at 2.10pm. On the way back, the train will leave Ghum at 2:35 p.m. to reach Darjeeling at 3:05 p.m.
Train No. 02550 (Darjeeling-Ghum-Darjeeling) special ride will leave Darjeeling at 3:30 p.m. to reach Ghum at 4:15 p.m. On the way back, the train will leave Ghum at 4:35 p.m. to reach Darjeeling at 5:05 p.m. “The whole ride special will be run with a composition of 03 first-class chair cars.
There will be 30 seats each in each first class president coach,” NF Railway said. “Details of stops and times for these trains are available on the IRCTC website and via NTES and are also notified in various NF Railway newspapers and social media platforms.
Passengers are advised to check the details before embarking on their journey,” said Sabyasachi De, Public Relations Manager of NF Railway.