5. The Least Punctual Train
The Guwahati-Trivandrum Express is believed to be the most unreliable long-distance Indian train. There’s an average delay of to 10-12 hours per trip on the scheduled journey time of 65 hours and five minutes.
4. The Longest Tunnel And The Longest Platform
The longest tunnel in the country is 11.25 Kms, it is the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir completed in December 2012. The world’s longest railway platform is in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It measures 1.35 kilometers. It is interesting to note that the top three longest platforms in the world are in India
3. The Busiest Junction
Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh is the busiest railway Junction in the nation. Sixty-four trains come in and move out every day.
2. Highly Paid Drivers
Loco-pilots or the train drivers are paid more than an average software engineer. Salaries are to the tune of one lakh rupees per month and more. It is to be noted that no local pilot has abandoned the train even in the face of certain death.
1. Toilets After 50 Years
Toilets were introduced in1909 in the lower classes of trains in India after a letter by one Mr. Okhil Chandra Sen who described the ordeal he faced, owing to the absence of lavatories.