Shatabdi express is a premium category full air-conditioned train that connects important cities of India. These are the fastest trains in India which can run at over 150 kmph. These trains runs for short distances only and are not for overnight journeys. Shatabdi trains have only seating arrangements. They are equipped with safer LHB coaches. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. These train offers catering facilities and the food fare is included in ticket cost. Shatabdi trains have classes Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class(EC). These are best alternative to bus journeys. 1 shatabdi train runs from New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town - New Jalpaiguri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12042).
New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town New Jalpaiguri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12042) departs from New Jalpaiguri station (NJP) at and arrives Malda Town station (MLDT) at . New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town shatabdi fare is Rs.745 in Chair Car and Rs.1115 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. In New Jalpaiguri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12042), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 23 in Executive Class (EC) for tomorrow. Howrah New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi train is an important train connecting two main cities of West Bengal. It is the fastest train on this route which started its services from July, 2012. Howrah New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi is the only Shatabdi train to be hauled by diesel engine as against today's electric engines.
The concept of Garib Rath started with the vision to provide air conditioned berths at a comparatively low price for the people who could not afford to travel in AC coaches. Garib-rath phrase translates to poor man's chariot in English. The fare in this train is almost two-thirds of regular third ac fare. Usually Garib Rath have Third AC (3A) class only excepting some 1-2 trains which also have Chair Car (CC) class. The compartments of these train coaches have 9 berths making an extra space for side middle berth which is not there in any other train in India. In case passengers want to have bedrolls they need to pay separately for it. Some garib-raths run as fast as rajdhani, but they have lesser priority for track clearance compared to them. These trains are painted green with a yellow colored strip along the window panes. 1 garib-rath train runs from New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town - Guwahati Kolkata Garib Rath Express (12518).
New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town Guwahati Kolkata Garib Rath Express (12518) departs from New Jalpaiguri station (NJP) at and arrives Malda Town station (MLDT) at . New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town garib-rath fare is Rs.385 in Third AC for this train.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town - Agartala Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express (12504).
New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town Agartala Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express (12504) departs from New Jalpaiguri station (NJP) at and arrives Malda Town station (MLDT) at . New Jalpaiguri to Malda Town humsafar fare is Rs.865 in Third AC for this train.