Eid advance train ticket sale begins, long queues at stations...

Eid advance train ticket sale begins, long queues at stations

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:45 AM, 1 July 2022   Updated: 09:41 PM, 1 July 2022

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Bangladesh Railway started selling advance tickets on Friday ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Adha. The selling of advance tickets, which started at 8:00 am on Friday, will continue till July 5.  

A huge crowd of ticket seekers has been noticed at the station in the morning. Many of them have been spending almost a whole night at the station to get tickets. 

Passengers will be able to purchase tickets with NID or birth certificate copy at the counter. One passenger can buy a maximum of 4 tickets. Advance tickets will not be refunded. 

Advance ticket sales on the app and website will start from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every day.

Advance train tickets for July 5 are being sold on July 1. Similarly, tickets for July 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be sold on July 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively. 

According to Bangladesh Railway sources, train tickets for Eid are available at six stations in Dhaka and Joydevpur Railway Station in Gazipur.

The six stations in Dhaka are: Kamalapur, Tejgaon, Cantonment, Banani and Airport stations, and Phulbaria old station. 

Tickets for the entire northern intercity train will be available at Kamalapur Railway Station, the central railway station in Dhaka. 

Train tickets for Rajshahi and Khulna will be available from Kamalapur Shohortoli Platform.

All intercity train tickets to Chattogram and Noakhali will be available from Dhaka Airport while people can buy tickets for Mymensingh, Jamalpur and Dewanganj trains from Tejgaon railway station.

Besides, tickets for Mohanganj-bound Mohanganj and Haor Express trains will be available at Dhaka Cantonment Railway Station while people can purchase tickets for Sylhet and Kishoreganj trains from Fulbaria Railway Station. 

Each ticket-selling centre will have a counter for women and persons with disabilities while each intercity train will also have separate coaches for women and specially-abled passengers only.

A total of 26,713 tickets would be sold daily from Dhaka and half of it will be sold online. 

A total of 213 trains will be run on the occasion of the holy Eid while 67 extra train-bogies will be included to meet the rush of passengers. 

Six pairs of special trains will be operated on the Eid occasion and no tickets will be available online for the Eid Special Train. People must collect those from the counters.