Connecting Guwahati with New Jalpaiguri, the trail will cover a distance of 411 km and save about an hour of journey time, when compared with the current fastest train connecting the two places. Vande Bharat will cover the journey in 5 hrs 30 mins, while the current fastest train takes 6 hrs 30 mins to cover the same journey.
Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri in an AC chair car will cost Rs 1,225 and Rs 2,205 in an executive chair car, according to IRCTC website.
The frequency of the train will be six days a week. There will be no service of this train on Tuesday.
Timing and stoppage of Guwahati-NJP Vande Bharat Express(Train No-22228)
- Guwahati: 16:30
- Kamakhya: 16.40
- New Bongaigaon: 18.35
- Kokrajhar: 18.56
- New Alipurduar: 19.48
- New Cooch Behar: 20.02
- New Jalpaiguri: 22.00
Timing and stoppage of NJP-Guwahati Vande Bharat Express(Train No-22227)
- New Jalpaiguri: 06:10
- New Cooch Behar: 07.35
- New Alipurduar: 07.50
- Kokrajhar: 08.40
- New Bongaigaon: 09.13
- Kamakhya: 11.18
- Guwahati: 11.40
The Indian Railways is currently running 34 services of the train, covering 21 states. It has set a target of running at least one service in seven more states by June.The Executive chair cars of Vande Bharat Express have a seating capacity of 52 each, normal Chair cars have a seating capacity of 78 each and the driving trailer coaches have a seating capacity of 44 each.
The bogies of Vande Bharat Express are equipped with fully suspended traction motors for 160 kmph operational speed. The train is also equipped with ‘KAVACH, the indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System with optimum reliability. Advanced state-of-the-art suspension system ensures smoothness on move in the train.
Green footprint plans have been prioritized by dispensing with power cars and saving about 30 per cent of electricity with an advanced regenerative braking system.