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Toy train to resume service from Siliguri to Darj from Dec 25

DARJEELING : Toy train will resume its service from Siliguri to Darjeeling from the Christmas Day, after a gap of four years. "It gives us pleasure to announce that the toy train will resume its journey from Siliguri Junction station and move uphill till Darjeeling (the terminal station) from December 25," A K Sharma, Divisional Railway Manager of Katihar division of the NF Railways said on Sunday. "Restoration work on all the damaged stretches has finished. We also ran the toy train on trial basis after completion of the work and have found things to be satisfactory," Sharma said. Toy train services between Siliguri and Kurseong were stopped in June 2010 following a landslide on the NH 55 at Paglajhora, between Gayabari and Kurseong. The landslide had swept away around 500 meters of the road and the toy train tracks running parallel to it. Although trains used to run from Siliguri till Gayabari - around 34 km from here - another landslide on the highway at Tindharia, between Chunabhatti and Paglajhora, on September 2011 cut short the train service till Chunabhatti - around 27 km from here. 


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