Kalka Shimla Toy Train Timings

Shimla-toy-train-stationThe age of the Kalka Shimla toy train has gone more than 100 years from the day it has inaugurated by the Viceroy of India. Now the Kalka Shimla toy train is a stimulating desirability for the vacationers visits Shimla, more people travels by toy train now as compare to the hey days. It is fun ride for the honeymooners come to the Shimla hill station. Frequency of the trains between Kalka and Shimla route depends on number of vacationers wants to take a trip by the train.

High season time ( April to Mid July ) means toy train will come Shimla with full of tourist from all around the India. To serve this big chunk of tourism inflow Kalka Shimla railways increase the frequency of trains between both of the station.

About Toy Tain 

Kalka Shimla toy train line was opened for traffic on 9 November 1903.  Initially there were 107 tunnels but in 1930 a few out of them were defunct and it renumbered to 1903. Today there are 102 tunnels but numbering on tunnels has not changed because of tradition. It still keeps 103 No. tunnel at Shimla. There are 800 bridges and 900 curves in between its course.

On July 2008 UNESCO has listed it in worrld heritage list because of its altitude, length and tropical conditions in which it cover the travel.  The main stopptage are at Dharampur, Barog, Solan and Kandaghatt. Rooms are available on nominal rates at Dharampur and Barog station.   Read more about Shimla Toy Train

Kalka to Shimla toy train timings

five departures and arrivals occurs daily as per mentioned time table . During the summer holidays demand for the toy train increases because a lot of people comes to Shimla.To cater this increase in demand for toy train two holiday special train also runs between Kalka, Shimla and back. Timings of those toy trains has given below in the article.

Train Name Train No Starts from Kalka Arrive at Shimla
Shimla Kalka Passanger 52457 4:00 AM 9:20 AM
Rail Motor 72451 5:10 AM 9:50 AM
Shiwalik Deluxe 52451 5:30 AM 10:10 AM
Kalka Shimla Express 52453 6:00 AM 11:05 AM
Himalayan Queen 52455 12:10 PM 5:20 PM

Shimla to Kalka toy train timings


Train Name Train No Starts from Shimla Arrive at Kalka
Himalayan Queen 52456 10:30 AM 4:10 PM
Shimla Kalka Passanger 52458 2:00 PM 8:10 PM
Rail Motor 72452 4:25 PM 9:35 PM
Shiwalik Deluxe express 52452 5:40 PM 10:25 PM
Kalka Shimla Express 52454 6:15 PM 11:20 PM

Holiday special toy train timing Kalka to Shimla


Train Name Train No Starts from Kalka Arrive at Shimla
Holiday Special 253 6:05 AM 11:00 AM
Holiday Special 257 12:30 PM 6:35 PM

Holiday special toy train timing Shimla to Kalka


Train Name Train No Starts from Shimla Arrive at Kalka
Holiday Special 258 9:25 AM 3:15 PM
Holiday Special 254 3:50 PM 9:05 PM

Main trains on Kalka Shimla Railways

Shimla Kalka Passenger Train

Shimla Kalka passenger train primarily served the local passengers want to reach their offices and work. It starts early morning from Kalka. School kids also uses this train to get to their school. This train also has first class coaches, only tourist uses these coaches for travel between the two stations.  Other standard bogies have wooden seats but all the bogies have toilet in it. First class have sliding windows and cushioned seats.

Rail Motor Car

Rail Motor car used to be the private vehicle of viceroy of India.  Only the top notch bureaucrat and viceroy used to travel using the rail motor car. It is suitable for the people who wants to know the life style of the top British officers. This car have transparent roof to know the weather conditions. Car is equipped with antique temperature /time showing machine and also the route indication unit used like GPS we uses in our cars.

Shiwalik Deluxe express

Shiwalik Deluxe express is the deluxe category of train runs between Shimla and Kalka. This train have proper cushioned seating arrangements, sliding windows and neat and clean carpeting. Meal is also served in the Shiwalik Deluxe express with unlimited cups of tea. This train is suitable for couples and families.

Kalka Shimla Express

Kalka Shimla express trains only have stoppage on important stations on the way. This train takes lesser time as compared to passenger train. You can also book second class seating tickets online of this train

Himalayan Queen

Himalayan queen have the most convenient timings from Kalka for the passenger reaches Kalka during the day time. It also reaches Shimla 5:20 PM which also convenient for the tourist new in the Shimla city. They have day light to search hotels in Shimla. This train have larger window for view and chair car accommodation in all the bogies.

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