In a significant development for railway transportation in Eastern India, a new Vande Bharat Metro train service has been announced to operate between Bhagalpur and Howrah. This service will enhance connectivity and provide a speedy and efficient travel option for commuters in the region.


Key Highlights of the Bhagalpur-Howrah Vande Bharat Service:

  • Operational Days: The train will run six days a week, with no service from Bhagalpur on Wednesdays and from Howrah on Tuesdays.
  • Route and Stops: The train will make stops at key stations including Sahibganj, Barharwa, Azimganj, Katwa, and Naudibdham, covering a distance of approximately 439.57 kilometers.


  • Travel Time: The journey will take about 7 hours and 30 minutes, providing a quick transit option across the significant distance.
  • Train Composition: The Vande Bharat service will consist of chaircar coaches only, ensuring a comfortable day travel experience without sleeper arrangements.


Schedule Details:

  • From Bhagalpur, the train departs at 6:15 AM and arrives in Howrah at 2:25 PM.
  • From Howrah, the departure is at 1:30 PM, reaching Bhagalpur at 9:55 PM.


Enhancements and Collaborations:

  • This route, as well as additional Vande Bharat services, are being planned across the Sahibganj-Bhagalpur-Jamalpur-Kiul rail section.
  • The operation is a collaborative effort, drawing on resources and infrastructure improvements from various segments of the Indian Railways.


Station and Infrastructure Upgrades:

  • Stations along the Malda rail division, which includes parts of this new route, are undergoing significant upgrades. These improvements aim to enhance passenger amenities and station aesthetics, contributing to a more pleasant travel experience.

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Expected Service Launch:

The official commencement date for this new service will be announced following the completion of Lok Sabha elections and the establishment of a new government, ensuring that all logistical and administrative frameworks are in place.

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