Toy Train launched in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

According to Railways this will provide an opportunity to tourist having short stay at Siliguri area to experience the UNESCO World Heritage DHR toy train during second half of the day.

GUWAHATI: In what is aimed at increasing the tourist footfall, the first ever evening daily Toy train service hauled by Steam engine has been introduced in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR).

According to Railways this will provide an opportunity to tourist having short stay at Siliguri area to experience the UNESCO World Heritage DHR toy train during second half of the day.

The UP Steam evening safari will leave Siliguri at 15-00 hrs to reach Rongtong at 16-20 hrs with 10 minute stoppage at Sukna for visiting the museum.

The DN Steam evening special will start from Rongtong at 16-45 hrs after refreshment of tourist and engine reversal. There will be one Dining car and one First class coach. The seating capacity of the Dining car is 12 and that of the first class is 17.

It may be mentioned here that, to provide tourist with more and more facilities; Vistadome coaches and AC coaches were also introduced in DHR by NFR.

Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer, North East Frontier (NFR) said in this connection a First class AC coach has been added in DHR few months back. This is the first instance in India of a narrow gauge railways having air-conditioned coach.

Railway Ministry has given more powers to Divisional Railway Managers and Directors of the five iconic Heritage Hill Railways of Indian Railways for enhancing their tourist potential and scientific preservation.

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