As announced in last Railway Budget and to provide better facilities to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new train between Puri & Digha w.e.f. from 17thFebruary 2012.
On the inaugural run, Digha-Puri-Digha weekly Express will be inaugurated from Digha Station and will run as a special train on open fast times towards Puri. However, the regular serviceof 22878/22877 Puri-Digha-PuriExpress will commence from Puri w.e.f. 22nd Feb’12 & from Digha w.e.f. 23rd Feb’2012.
22878/22877 Puri-Digha-Puri Weekly Superfast Express will leave Puri at 23.35hrs on every Wednesday w.e.f. 22nd Feb’2012 and will arrive at Digha at 09.30hrs on the next days. In the return direction, this train will leave Digha at 17.15hrs on every Thursday w.e.f. 23rd Feb’2012 and will arrive at Puri at 03.20hrs on the following days.
This train has one AC-2 tier, one AC-3 tier, Five Sleeper Class Coaches, Three General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jaleswar, Kharagpur, Panskura, Tamluk and Kanthi between Puri & Digha.