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Longest train journeys in India

Last updated on: April 19, 2012 13:25 IST

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Indian Railways has 114,500 kilometres of total track over a route of 65,000 kilometres and 7,500 stations. It has the world's fourth-largest railway network after those of the United States, Russia and China.

The railways carry over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tonnes of freight daily. It is the world's fourth-largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.4 million employees.

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Image: Men drink tea on the platform prior to departing from the Nizamuddin Railway Station in New Delhi.
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1. Train name/No: Vivek Express/15906

Origin city: Dibrugarh

Destination: Kanyakumari

Distance: 4,286km

No. of stops: 52

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 82 hrs(3.5 days)

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2. Train name/No: Himsagar Express/6318

Origin city: Jammutawi

Destination: Kanyakumari

Distance: 3,715km

No. of stops: 71

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 71 hrs (3 days)

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Image: A passenger checks his seating on the Amritsar bound train, as he receives help from a conductor at the Nizamuddin Railway Station.
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3. Train name/No: Navyug Express/16687

Origin city: Mangalore

Destination: Jammu

Distance: 3,609km

No. of stops: 71

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs (3 days)

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4. Train name/No: Dibrugarh Express/14034

Origin city: Yeswanthpur (Bangalore)

Destination: Dibrugarh

Distance: 3,578km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs (3 days)

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5. Train name/No: Ten Jammu Express/16787

Origin city: Tirunelveli

Destination: Jammu

Distance: 3,561km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Biweekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs (3 days)

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6. Train name/No: Guwahati Express/12515

Origin city: Thiruvananthapuram

Destination: Guwahati

Distance: 3552 km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs (3 days)

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7. Train name/No: DDN KCVL SUP Express/12288

Origin city: Dehradun

Destination: Kochuveli Railway Station (Thiruvananthapuram)

Distance: 3,459km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs (3 days)

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8. Train name/No: Train name/No: Raptisagar Express/12522

Origin city: Ernakulam

Destination: Barauni

Distance: 3,441km

No. of stops: 61

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 62 hrs (3 days)

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9. Train name/No: Kerala S Kranti Express/12218

Origin city: Chandigarh

Destination: Kochuveli Railway Station(Thiruvananthapuram)

Distance: 3415km

No. of stops: 70

Frequency: Weekly

Scheduled running time: 70 hrs (3 days)

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10. Train name/No: Tamil Nadu Express/12622

Origin city: Chennai

Destination: Delhi

Distance: 2,184km

No. of stops: 9

Frequency: Daily

Scheduled running time: 32 hrs 45 mins (2 days)

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