The 13149 / 13150 Kanchan Kanya Express is an Express train belonging to Indian RailwaysEastern Railway zone that connects the cities of Kolkata and Alipurduar via Siliguri. It runs between Sealdah and Alipurduar Junction in Indian state of West Bengal. This train runs through the beautiful Dooars region of West Bengal between Siliguri Junction and Alipurduar which includes Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Sevoke Railway Bridge, River Teesta, River Jaldhaka, River Torsha, Dooars-Terai tea gardens, Gorumara National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Jaldapara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary etc.

Kanchan Kanya Express
Service typeExpress
LocaleWest Bengal, Jharkhand & Bihar
Current operator(s)Eastern Railways
TerminiSealdah (SDAH)
Alipurduar (APDJ)
Distance travelled741 km (460 mi)
Average journey time15hours 40minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)13149 / 13150
On-board services
Class(es)AC 1 tier, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsYes
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering,
Observation facilitiesLarge windows
Baggage facilitiesAvailable
Rolling stockLHB coach
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed130 km/h (81 mph) maximum,
47 km/h (29 mph) average including halts

It operates as train number 13149 from Sealdah to Alipurduar Junction and as train number 13150 in the reverse direction, serving the state of West Bengal.



The 13149 / 13150 Kanchan Kanya Express presently has 1 AC 1 tier (HA1), 1 AC 2 tier, 3 AC 3 tier, 9 Sleeper class, 3 General Unreserved and 2 SLR (Seating cum Luggage Rake) LHB coaches. It does not have a pantry car.

As is customary with most train services in India, coach composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.



The 13149 Sealdah–Alipurduar Kanchan Kanya Express covers the distance of 735 kilometres in 15 hours 40 mins (46.91 km/h) and in 15 hours 30 mins as 13150 Alipurduar–Sealdah Kanchan Kanya Express (47.42 km/h).



13149/50 runs daily for both the sides.

Train number Station code Departure station Departure time Arrival station Arrival time
13149 SDAH Sealdah 8:30 PM Alipurduar Junction 12:25 PM next day (afternoon)
13150 APDJ Alipurduar Junction 3:25 PM Sealdah 8:20 AM (next day)
13150 Kanchan Kanya Express – AC 2 tier
13150 Kanchan Kanya Express – AC 3 tier
13150 Kanchan Kanya Express – Sleeper class coach
13150 Kanchan Kanya Express – Second class coach



The 13149 / 50 Sealdah–Alipurduar Kanchan Kanya Express runs from

  1. Sealdah (Kolkata)
  2. Bidhannagar Road
  3. Dakshineswar
  4. Kamarkundu
  5. Barddhaman Junction
  6. Bolpur Shantiniketan
  7. Ahmadpur Junction
  8. Sainthia Junction
  9. Rampurhat Junction
  10. Pakur railway station
  11. New Farakka Junction
  12. Malda Town
  13. Harischandrapur
  14. Barsoi Junction
  15. Dalkhola
  16. Kishanganj
  17. Aluabari Road Junction
  18. Thakurganj
  19. Naxalbari
  20. Bagdogra
  21. Siliguri Junction
  22. New Mal Junction
  23. Banarhat Railway Station
  24. Binnaguri Junction
  25. Dalgaon Railway Station
  26. Hasimara Railway Station
  27. Hamiltonganj Railway Station
  28. Alipurduar Junction.



As the route is now fully electrified, it is hauled by a Sealdah based WAP 7 electric locomotive from end to end


  • 13149 Sealdah–Alipurduar Kanchan Kanya Express leaves Sealdah on a daily basis at 20:35 hrs IST and reaches Alipurduar Junction at 12:35 hrs IST the next day.
  • 13150 Alipurduar–Sealdah Kanchan Kanya Express leaves Alipurduar Junction on a daily basis at 15:15 hrs IST and reaches Sealdah at 08:20 hrs IST the next day.

Loco reversal


This train reverses direction at Siliguri Junction.



On 5 June 2021 a minor fire broke out in air conditioned coach of Sealdah-Alipurdiar up Kanchan Kanya Express near Siliguri Junction. It was later examined and extinguished by officials and the train continued its journey towards New Malbazar and Doars.[1]

Other trains on the Kolkata–New Jalpaiguri sector



  1. ^ "Fire breaks out in air-conditioned coach of Kanchankanya Express near Bagdogra station".