Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world. The first train was introduced in India in the 19th century. That is from the time of British period. Today marks the 18th anniversary of Indian Railways. The Indian Railways network covers an area of about 1,15,000 km2 and has about 6349 stations.
More than 20,000 passenger trains and more than 6,000 freight trains run from these stations. Today, through this article, we will talk about the long distance trains of Indian Railways which have set an example in the world of railways in terms of distance and time.
1) Vivek Express: This train is a weekly long distance train. This means that the train runs once a week from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari and stops at about 50 stations on the way. In terms of distance and time, the train is at number 24. Besides, this train covers a distance of 4263 km in 60 hours.
2) Thiruvananthapuram-Silchar Superfast Express: The former name of this weekly train was Thiruvananthapuram Central Guwahati Superfast Express. But later (November 21, 2018) the amount of route increased and the name was changed. The train covers a distance of 3932 km and stops at 54 stations. The train takes 6 hours and 35 minutes to reach the destination.
3) Himsagar Express: Asha ranks third in the list in terms of time and distance. This weekly train covers the distance from Kanyakumari to Vaishno Mata Katra. While crossing this distance, the train stops at 63 stations and crosses 12 states. That means the train takes 63 hours to cover 365 km.
4) New Age Express: This weekly train passes through 15 Rajas. This means that the train covers a distance of about 365 miles and stops at 59 stations during the journey. The train runs from Mangalore to Jammu Tawari and takes 4 days.
5) Amritsar Kachuveli Express: The train departs from Amritsar every Sunday and crosses 6 states i.e. 3596 km to Kachuveli. Arrives. The journey takes about 56 hours and the train stops at about 25 stations.
6) Humsafar Express: This weekly train travels twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The train started its journey from Agartala and crossed 3560 km to Bangalore
Reaches the cantonment. The train takes about 74 hours and 15 minutes to cover this distance. Besides, the train stops at about 26 stations during its journey.