Northeast Frontier Railway announces special joyrides on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is set to bring joy to tourists as it announces the operation of four special diesel joyrides under the iconic toy train service of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). These special rides are scheduled to run daily from October 13, 2023, to January 5, 2024, between the enchanting towns of Darjeeling and Ghum.

The Darjeeling-Ghum-Darjeeling diesel special joyrides will offer a unique experience for travelers to soak in the mesmerizing landscapes and breathtaking vistas of the Darjeeling region. Commencing their journey from Darjeeling, these joyrides promise to be a delight for both tourists and local enthusiasts.

Here’s what you need to know about the joyrides:

1. Train No. 02547: Departing from Darjeeling at 09:20 hours, it will reach Ghum at 10:05 hours. On the return journey, the train will depart from Ghum at 10:25 hours, reaching Darjeeling at 10:55 hours.

2. Train No. 02548: Departing from Darjeeling at 11:25 hours, it will reach Ghum at 12:10 hours. The return journey will start from Ghum at 12:30 hours, reaching Darjeeling at 13:00 hours.

3. Train No. 02549: Departing from Darjeeling at 13:25 hours, it will reach Ghum at 14:10 hours. On its way back, the train will depart from Ghum at 14:35 hours, arriving in Darjeeling at 15:05 hours.

4. Train No. 02550: Departing from Darjeeling at 15:30 hours, it will reach Ghum at 16:15 hours. For the return trip, the train will leave Ghum at 16:35 hours, reaching Darjeeling at 17:05 hours.

All four Diesel special joyrides will consist of three first-class chair car coaches. Two coaches will accommodate 30 seats each, while one coach will have 29 seats, ensuring a comfortable and leisurely journey for passengers.

Passengers are encouraged to verify the stoppages and timings of these trains, which are available on the IRCTC website and through the National Train Enquiry System (NTES). In addition, NFR has notified these details in various newspapers and social media platforms, making it easier for travelers to plan their joyrides.

Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer of NFR, emphasized in a press release that passengers should review the details before embarking on their journey. This initiative is expected to fulfill the demand of tourists and provide an unforgettable experience to all who take part in these unique joyrides through the picturesque landscapes of Darjeeling and Ghum.

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