Today let you know the Sundarban Express Train Schedule 2023 and New Fare List. The route of two popular trains – Sundarban Express and Benapole Express – is set to change from November 1, 2023 as per a recent announcement by Bangladesh Railway. The Dhaka-Khulna Sundarban Express and Benapole-Dhaka Benapole Express will now take the new Padma Bridge route instead of crossing the Bangabandhu Bridge over the Yamuna River. This route change will allow the trains to cross the mighty Padma river on the newly constructed 6.15 km long Padma Bridge, which is an engineering marvel.
The Padma Bridge, inaugurated in June 2022, is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken in Bangladesh. By taking this new route, the travel time of Sundarban Express and Benapole Express is expected to reduce significantly. Moreover, the new route will bypass the traffic congestion on the Bangabandhu Bridge, which is on the overloaded Dhaka-Khulna highway route.
According to the schedule announced by Bangladesh Railway, Sundarban Express will begin its new Padma Bridge route journey on November 1. The train numbered 725 will depart Khulna at 9:45 pm and reach Dhaka at 5:10 am the next morning. On return, train number 726 will leave Dhaka at 8:15 am and reach Khulna at 3:50 pm.
In total, Sundarban Express is scheduled to stop at 12 stations on the Khulna-Dhaka route. These stations are – Daulatpur, Nowapara, Jessore, Mubarakganj, Kotchandpur, Chuadanga, Alamdanga, Poradah Junction, Kushtia Court, Rajbari, Faridpur and Bhanga Junction. An additional stop at Darshana Halt station is scheduled when the train travels from Dhaka to Khulna.
Sundarban Express Train Schedule 2023 and New Fare List [Update]
Benapole Express will begin its new route journey on November 2, departing Benapole at 1 pm to reach Dhaka at 8:45 pm. On return, the train will leave Dhaka at 11:45 pm, reaching Benapole the next morning at 7:20 am. This train will stop at 11 stations on the Benapole-Dhaka route – Jhikargacha, Jessore, Mobarakganj, Kotchandpur, Darshana Halt, Chuadanga, Poradah Junction, Kushtia Court, Rajbari, Faridpur and Bhanga Junction.
Bangladesh Railway has stated that the rake composition, seating arrangement and other features of both Sundarban Express and Benapole Express will remain unchanged despite the route alteration. The new Padma Bridge route is expected to herald a new era of efficient trains connectivity between Dhaka and south-western regions of Bangladesh.
Sundarban Express Train Holidays and Train Departure and Arrival Time
|Name of the station||Weekends||Time to leave the train||Train arrival time|
|Dhaka to Khulna||on wednesday||08:15||17:40 (5.40 pm)|
|Khulna to Dhaka||Friday||22:16 (10:16 PM)||07:05|
Sundarban Express Train Departure Time from Dhaka to Khulna in 2023
|Name of the station||Dhaka to Khulna|
|Shaheed M. Mansoor Ali||11:21|
Sundarban Express Train Departure Time from Khulna to Dhaka in 2023
|Station Name||Khulna to Dhaka|
|Shaheed M. Mansoor Ali||04:00|
Sundarban Express Train Fare List 2023
Sundarban Express train will stop at many more stations route from Dhaka to Khulna or from Khulna to Dhaka. The table below gives the fare list of various destinations of Sundarban Express train:
|Station Name||beautify||Decorative chair||first seat||AC seat|