LUCKNOW: Lucknow, as promised in the Rail Budget has been awarded four new trains. Train number 12353/12354 from Howrah to Lalkuan, Howrah- Lalkuan Express came into operation this Saturday. The train will run weekly and was inaugurated on Saturday from Howrah with a special train number 03053/03054. In the return journey, it will run from Lalkuan on Sunday. The train will resume its regular run, as announced in the new railway timetable (coming into effect on July 1), from July 6 from Howrah and from July 7 from Lalkuan, as train number 12353/12354.
The train will run from Howrah on Friday and from Lalkuan on Saturday. It will have stoppages at Bardhman, Durgapur, Asansol, Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Dehri on Sone, Varanasi, Pratapgarh, Rae Bareli, Lucknow, Bareilly, Rampur, Rudrapur city. The train with number 12353 will depart from Howrah at 08.20 a.m. In the return direction, train with number 12354 will depart from Lalkuan at 6.35 p.m. The train 12353 will reach Lucknow at 01.20 a.m. and train number 12354 will reach Lucknow at 01.15 a.m. It will have 14 coaches: One 2-AC coach, two 3-AC coaches, seven sleeper coaches, two general class coaches and two SLR vans.
Apart, from this there are three new trains, which will come into operation in Lucknow division, this year. A new train with number 19409/19410, will be introduced as the new weekly train between Ahmedabad and Gorakhpur. The train 19409 will depart from Ahmedabad at 11.35 a.m. In the return direction, train number 19410 will depart from Gorakhpur at 04.05 a.m. The train will run from Ahmedabad on Friday and from Gorakhpur on Sunday.
The stoppages of the train, in the state, will be at Mathura, Hathras Jn., Sikandra Road, Kasganj Jn., Kannauj, Farrukhabad, Anwarganj, Kanpur, Lucknow and Barabanki. The train will have 18 coaches. It will have one 2-AC coach, one 3-AC coach, seven sleeper coaches, six general class coaches and two SLR vans.
Another new train that will be introduced will be, 15113/15114 from Chhapra to Lucknow, Chhapra-Lucknow Jn. tri-weekly Express. The train will run from Chhapra on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and from Lucknow Jn. on Wednesday, Friday and Monday. The train will have stoppages at Masrakh, Padrauna, Thawe, Kaptanganj, Tamkuhi Road, Gorakhpur, Basti, Gonda, Mankapur, Badshahnagar and Barabanki. It will depart from Chhapra at 18:30 hrs and from Lucknow Jn. at 20:25 hrs.
Also being introduced is a new daily Intercity Express train between Chhapra and Manduadih, is train number 15111/15112. The train will pass through Mau and Varanasi.