The railways will soon start two new trains from the city. These are Chandigarh-Ferozepur Express (daily) and Chandigarh-Ramnagar in Uttarakhand (weekly).
The trial run of the Chandigarh-Ferozepur Express would be held on February 9 and 10 before it begins its maiden journey on February 11. For a distance of 237 kilometres, passengers will have to pay a fare of Rs 45.
The train will start from Ferozepur at 7am and reach Chandigarh at 11.25am. The return train from Chandigarh will start at 4.30pm to reach Ferozepur around 9.30 pm. On the way, the train will halt at Talwandi Bhai, Moga, Jagraon, Ludhiana, Samrala and SAS Nagar stations.
Sources in the railways said there would be 12 bogies in the train and no AC car had been provided at the moment. The train was launched in March last year as a holiday special train. It was later discontinued despite a good response from commuters as they had to shell out less money as compared to the fare of private buses.
Since then, residents of this border town have been demanding early resumption of the train service, which was also announced in the Rail Budget-2014.
Another train to connect the city would be Chandigarh-Ramnagar express (weekly train). The inaugural run of the train will take place on February 11 before it begins its weekly journey from February 16. The fare of the train has been fixed at Rs 145.
The train will start for Ramnagar (Uttarakhand) at 4pm on February 16.