Guwahati, Dec 17 (IANS) Tourists can now enjoy a ride on the famous toy train of Darjeeling in the evening hours too.
The Northeast Frontier Railway has introduced the evening service to provide an opportunity to tourists planning a short stay in Siliguri to experience the toy train ride of the UNESCO World Heritage Darjeeling Himalaya Railway during the second half of the day.
“The UP Steam evening safari will leave Siliguri at 1500 hrs to reach Rongtong at 1620 hrs with a 10-minute halt at Sukna for visiting the museum. The DN Steam evening will leave Rongtong at 1645 hrs after refreshments for tourists and engine reversal,” said Chief Public Relation Officer, Pranav Jyoti Sharma here on Monday.
“There will be one dining car and one first class coach. The seating capacity of the dining car is 12 and that of the first class is 17. The up and down fare for the journey by first class is Rs 1000 and in the dining car the fare is Rs 1200. The train will have snacks, tea and other ready to serve items onboard on payment basis. Manual booking of tickets for round trips can be made at the originating station,” he said, adding that one-way tickets are not issued.