52 special trains to help clear rush during summer
Kolkata: To clear the extra rush of passengers during this summer season, 52 summer special trains will be run between Kolkata & New Jalpaiguri and Kolkata & Lucknow.
26 weekly summer specials will be run between New Jalpaiguri & Kolkata, leaving New Jalpaiguri on every Saturday between April 7 & June 30, 2018 and Kolkata on every Sunday between April 8 & July 01, 2018. The special train (05246) will leave Kolkata station on 11.20 pm and reach New Jalpaiguri at 12.00 pm the next day. The special train (05245) will leave New Jalpaiguri at 9.15 pm and reach Kolkata at 7.45 pm the next day.
26 weekly summer specials will be run between Lucknow & Kolkata, leaving Lucknow on every Monday between April 2 & June 25, 2018 and Kolkata on every Tuesday between April 3 & June 26, 2018. The special train (04205) will leave Kolkata station on 11.55 pm and reach Lucknow at 10.15 pm the next day. The special train (04206) will leave Lucknow at 11.55 pm and reach Kolkata at 09.45 pm the next day.
Both the special trains will have air-conditioned, sleeper and general second class accommodation. Besides this, Eastern Railway will run 100 summer special trains during the ensuing summer season on various routes viz., Kolkata –Chhapra-Asansol, Howrah-Raxaul-Asansol, Asansol-Patna and Malda-Haridwar.