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Darjeeling ‘toy train’ service to resume from Aug 25

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday announced that the regular toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling railway stations will resume from

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Tuesday announced that the regular toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling railway stations will resume from August 25.

By this announcement, it can be expected that the tourism and hospitality sectors will be benefitted from the resumption of the toy train services.

Taking to the Twitter NFR wrote, “Resumption of the Narrow Gauge train services between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling for the benefit of tourists.”

Regular service of DHR was halted with the onset of the pandemic last year. Recently, joy rides between Darjeeling and Ghoom stations were resumed.

Passengers have to observe all preventive measures and guidelines related to Covid-19.

Built between 1879 and 1881, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway ascends from about 100 metres above imply sea stage at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres at Darjeeling. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had declared the Railway a World Heritage Site in December 1999.

First Published: 24th August, 2021 16:20 IST

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