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Longest train service to start Saturday
Bangladesh Railway is scheduled to launch the direct passenger train service between Dhaka and Panchagarh on Saturday.
It will be the longest route of the railway, with 507km from Dhaka to Panchagarh, in the country, said officials.
According to railway, currently Drutajan Express and Ekota Express trains are running on Dhaka-Dinajpur route and a shuttle train on Panchagarh-Dinajpur route connects them with Dhaka.
The railway is scheduled to extend the services of Ekota and Drutojan to Dhaka-Panchagarh route on Saturday, said a press release issued by the railways ministry.
The service will start from Panchagarh on Saturday at 7:20pm.
The shuttle train on Panchagarh-Dinajpur route will be closed down from the same day and weekly day off of the new trains will also be withdrawn from now on.
The railway on Thursday launched a new passenger train service on Dhaka-Bangabandhu Bridge (east) route.
The Tangail commuter train had been inaugurated by the railways minister Md Mazibul Hoque at the Kamalapur railway station.
The train started from the station at 5:20pm and was scheduled to reach the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge at 8:30pm.
The train will start from the bridge area at 6:00am and reach the capital at 8:50am.