The train was travelling from Dibrugarh to New Delhi via Guwahati and was halted for firefighters to douse the flames after two hours. No casualties were reported, according to TV news channels. The pantry car was completely gutted.
Train services were halted on Guwatai and Lumding routes for three hours, police and railways sources said. The track was cleared at 8 pm after the fire was doused but the train remained at the station.
Senior railway officials have rushed to the spot.
(With PTI inputs)