Kalni Express
Overview
StatusOperating
LocaleBangladesh
First serviceMay 13, 2012 (2012-05-13)
Websitehttp://www.railway.gov.bd/
Route
Stops9
Average journey time6 hours & 45 minutes
Service frequency6 days each week
Technical
Rolling stock
  • One 2900 Class Locomotive
  • Three AC Chair carriages
  • One generator car
  • Two Guard brake Carriages
  • Six Chair carriages


Kalni Express (Train no. 773/774) is an intercity train which runs between Dhaka (capital of Bangladesh) and Sylhet (north-eastern major city). Kalni Express was conceived to be the non stop train of Dhaka-Sylhet route of Bangladesh Railway but it has since lost that status.

History

Kalni Express made its inaugural run on 15 May 2012 with a view to meet demands of increasing passengers of Dhaka-Sylhet route .[1] The train started its inaugural journey with total 12 carriages including an AC carriage.

Schedule

The train runs between Dhaka and Sylhet district while touching other districts like Kishoreganj, Brahmanbaria, Habiganj and Maulavibazar. It departs Dhaka railway station at 03:00 PM (Bangladesh Standard Time) and arrives Sylhet at 09:30 PM. In return trip, it departs Sylhet at 06:15 AM and arrives Dhaka at 01:00 PM. Friday is the weekly holiday of this train.

Stoppages

References

  1. ^ "New express train on Dhaka-Sylhet route". The Daily Star.

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