Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) will run special trains between several destinations to clear the extra festive rush of passengers for Diwali.
The special trains will run between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LLT) Gorakhpur/Manduadih (unreserved specials), Pune–Nagpur (one way), Karmali–Dadar (one way) and Pune–Karmali (one way) reserved specials, a press release issued by Public Relations department of CR here said.
Weekly special (train no.01047) will depart from LTT at 3.50 pm on every Monday from October 24 to November 21 and arrive Gorakhpur at 2 am on day three. In the return journey, train no.01048 will leave from Gorakhpur station at 4 am on every Wednesday between October 26 and November 23 and reach LTT at 1.45 pm the next day.
Train no.01087 will run from October 28 to November 18 on every Friday. It will depart from LTT at 2.20 pm and reach Manduadih (Varanasi) at 3 pm next day, while in return journey, train no. 01088 will leave Manduadih at 4.45 pm on every Saturday and arrive at LTT at 11.45 pm next day.
CR will also run a one way service between Pune-Karmali and Dadar-Karmali. It said that 01409 special will leave Pune at 6.45 pm on Friday October 28 and arrive Karmali at 8 am while 01404 Special will leave Karmali at 09.50 am on Saturday 29.10.2016 and arrive Dadar at 9.55 pm same day.
CR will also run 8 services of a weekly superfast on Nagpur–Pune route, the release said. Train no.01218 will run from Nagpur at 11 am on every Friday and arrive Pune at 02.45 am next day. From Pune station, it will depart at 10.30 am (on Saturdays) and arrive at Nagpur at 1.30 am the next day.
The train will run from October 28 to November 18. Bookings for train no. 01409, 01218 and 01217 on special charges will open from October 23, 2016.