As announced in last Railway Budget for running of a link express train between Bhubaneswar & Bhawanipatna and to provide better facilities to the commuters, East Coast Railway has decided to introduce a new train between Bhubaneswar and Bhawanipatna w.e.f. from 11th August 2012.
On the inaugural run, i.e. on 11th August 2012 Bhubaneswar-Bhawanipatna-Bhubaneswar link express will be inaugurated from Bhawanipatna Station.
18437 Bhubaneswar- Bhawanipatna Link Express will leave Bhubaneswar at 19.35hrs and will arrive at Bhawanipatna at 09.00hrs on the next days. In the return direction, 18438 Bhawanipatna-BhubaneswarLink Express will leave Bhawanipatnaat 18.45hrs and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 08.25hrs on the following days.
This new train will run with 18447/18448 Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express upto Rayagada and will be bifurcated & amalgamated with Hirakhand Express at Rayagada from both the direction. This train will have same stoppages as Hirakhand Express between Bhubaneswar & Rayagada and will have stoppages at Bissamcuttack, Muniguda, Ambodola, Lanjigarh Road, Ramchandrapur and De-Pur between Rayagada & Bhawanipatna having one AC-3 tier, Two Sleeper Class, Two General Second Class and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition.