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New train services, revised time schedule from today

Published: 01st July 2013 07:58 AM

Last Updated: 01st July 2013 07:58 AM

Southern Railway has revised the timetable of trains operating under the Thiruvananthapuram division and introduced new trains with effect from July 1.  The new trains are: Thiruvananthapuram - Hazrat Nizamuddin Super Fast Exp (weekly, Wednesday) via Konkan Railway, Mangalore Jn., Vadodara, Kota, Mathura ; Kochuveli - Lokamanya Tilak Superfast Express (Bi-weekly, Monday and Thursday) via Konkan Railway, Mangalore Jn, Shoranur Jn, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam;

Visakhapatnam- Kollam Exp (weekly, Thursday) via Vijayawada, Guntur, Renigunta, Arakkonam bypass, Jolarpettai, Coimbatore, Kottayam.  Bangalore City - Nagercoil Exp (daily) via Hosur, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Madurai, Tirunelveli; Puducherry - Kanyakumari Exp (weekly, Thursday) via Villupuram, Mayiladuthurai, Tiruchchirappalli, Manamadurai, Virudunagar, Tirunelveli;

 The trains to be introduced are: Punalur - Kollam passenger, Kozhikode - Thrissur, Guruvayur - Thrissur, Ernakulam - Kollam via Alappuzha (six days) and a Memu service between Ernakulam - Kollam.  The trains which will be extended are; Guwahati - Ernakulam Exp (Weekly) to Thiruvananthapuram via Ernakulam Town, Thiruvananthapuram - Kozhikode Jan Shatabdi Exp (5 days, except Wednesday and Sunday) to Kannur.  The passenger trains which will be extended are: Madurai- Kollam Passenger, (daily) to Punalur, Ernakulam - Thrissur Memu (6 days) to Palakkad and Kollam - Nagercoil Memu (6 days) to Kanyakumari.  The frequency of Kochuveli - Chandigarh Kerala Sampark Kranti Exp will be increased from weekly to bi-weekly (Monday and Saturday). The frequency of the following trains will be extended from six days to daily trains: Tirunelveli - Nagercoil passenger, Nagercoil - Kanyakumari passenger and Kanyakumari - Tirunelveli passenger. The frequency of Bangalore - Kochuveli Express will be increased to 6 days a week.

With effect from September 4, 2013, Kochuveli - Bangalore Express and from September 5, 2013, Bangalore - Kochuveli Express will run daily.  Consequently T’Puram - Bangalore (weekly) Express will be cancelled from September 4. On introduction of Bangalore - Nagercoil Express, Bangalore- Nagercoil (weekly) Express will be cancelled.

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