New Delhi: For the convenience of passengers and to clear the extra rush during summer vacation, Indian Railways is running numerous summer special trains. Since people plan trips during summer vacations, railways plan ahead to handle the summertime rush by introducing summer special trains across the country.
Majority of the railway zones have announced several holiday summer special trains this year. Western Railways has notified around 19 summer special trains which offer 390 services. South Central Railway will also run 473 summer special trains.
Here is a full list of Summer Special Trains
1. Western Railway: Western Railways is running 18 summer special trains including Mumbai Central-Lucknow Jn Weekly Superfast Suvidha Special Train (16 trips), Mumbai Central-Lucknow Jn Weekly Superfast Special Train, Bandra(T)-Ghazipur City Special Train and more. The special trains will start from Mumbai, Udhna, Ahmedabad, Gandhidham and Indore to various parts of the country like New Delhi, Jammu Tawi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Patna, Gorakhpur, Amritsar, Chappra, Agra, and Mangalore.
The bookings will be opened from April 2, 2019, with an advance reservation period of 120 days at all PRS counters and IRCTC website.
2. South Central Railway: SCR has announced over 25 summer special trains which will run between Sambalpur-Banaswadi and will cover areas including Bargarh Rd, Bolangir, TilagarhJn, Kesinga, Rayagada, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, among others.
3. Central Railways: CR run 96 additional summer special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer 2019. These special trains will run on special charges between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Varanasi, Barauni and Nagpur.
The list includes Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Barauni weekly special, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Varanasi weekly Suvidha specials, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Nagpur Weekly Specials, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Gorakhpur Weekly Superfast Specials, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Manduadih weekly specials and Pune-Manduadih weekly specials.
4. Southern Railway: The Southern Railway zone has also announced the “Nilgiri” Summer special trains between Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam and back over Nilgiri Mountain Railway section. It will cover areas like Kallar, Hillgrove, Coonoor, Wellinton, Aravankadu, Ketti, and Lovedale.