IR announces Holi Specials & Temporary Augmentation/Partial Cancellation/Stoppage of Train Services on various routes

SECUNDERABAD/HUBBALLI/CHENNAI:  South Central Railway (SCR), South Western Railway (SWR) and Southern Railway (SR) had separately published press releases on temporary augmentation, temporary stoppages and partial cancellation of train services in certain routes on various operational and feasibility grounds.

SWR: EXTENSION OF PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF MYSURU-SHRAVANABELAGOLA-MYSURU PASSENGER

In view of CRS inspection of Nelamangala-Shravanabelagola section and for commissioning of three block stations between Hassan and Shravanabelagola, partial cancellation of Train No. 56216/56215, Mysuru-Shravanabelagola-Mysuru Passenger between Hassan-Shravanabelagola-Hassan is extended upto 15th March, 2017.

SWR: TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF VIJAYAWADA-HUBBALLI-VIJAYAWADA AMARAVATHI EXPRESS

To clear extra rush of passengers, Railway has augmented Train No. 17225/17226, Vijayawada-Hubballi-Vijayawada Amaravathi Express temporarily with ONE Second Class Sleeper Coach with effect from 01st March, 2017 to 31st May, 2017 from Vijayawada end and with effect from 02nd March, 2017 to 01st June, 2017 from Hubballi end.

The revised train composition  has 16 coaches instead of 15, comprising of ONE AC 2-tier Coach, ONE AC 3-tier Coach, SEVEN Second Class Sleeper Coaches, FIVE General Second Class Coaches and TWO Second Class luggage-cum-Brakevan Coaches.

SWR: TEMPORARY STOPPAGE OF TRAIN AT MALLESWARAM

Train No.56925/56926 KSR Bengaluru – Tumakuru – KSR Bengaluru fast Passenger is provided with  temporary stoppage at Malleswaram for a period of six months with effect  from 07.03.2017 to 06.09.2017, on experimental basis.

Train No.56925, KSR Bengaluru – Tumakuru fast Passenger will arrive at Malleswaram at 05.35 hrs and depart at 05.36 hrs.

Train No.56926, Tumakuru – KSR Bengaluru fast Passenger will arrive at Malleswaram at 09.26 hrs and depart at 09.28 hrs.

SCR: Augmentation of 4 Express Trains with Additional Coaches

In order to provide accommodation for waitlisted passengers, South Central Railway will extend the permanent / temporary augmentation of following Trains with additional Coaches as detailed below:-

  1. Train No. 17417 Tirupati-Shirdi Sainagar Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC 3 Tier Coach from 7th March 2017 on permanent basis.
  2. Train No. 17418 Shirdi Sainagar-Tirupati Weekly Express will be augmented with one AC 3 Tier Coach from 8th March 2017 on permanent basis.
  3. Train No. 07417 Tirupati-Nagarsol Weekly Summer Special will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, April, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th May, 2017.

Train No. 07418 Nagarsol – Tirupati-Weekly Summer Special will be augmented with one Sleeper Class Coach on  4rd, 11th, 18th, 25th March, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22st, 29th, April, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th May, 2017.

SCR: Temporary Stoppage to Secunderabad-Manmad-Secunderabad Ajantha Express at Wadiaram Station

Train No. 17064 Secunderabad-Manmad Ajantha Express will arrive / depart Wadiaram station at 19:16/19:17 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.

Train No. 17063 Manmad-Secunderabad Ajantha Express will arrive / depart Wadiaram station at 07:02/07:03 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.

SCR: Temporary Stoppage to Secunderabad-Tirupati-Secunderabad Bi-Weekly Express Train at Mudigubba Station

Train No. 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Bi-weekly Express will arrive/depart Mudigubba station at 05.40/05.41 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.

Train No. 12731 Tirupati- Secunderabad Bi-weekly Express will arrive/depart Mudigubba station at 20.39/20.40 hrs on an experimental basis for six months with effect from 8th March, 2017.

SCR: Holi Special Trains between Secunderabad and Patna

In order to clear extra rush of passengers in view of Holi festival, SCR will run two special trains between Secunderabad and Patna as detailed below:-

Accordingly, Train No. 02791 Secunderabad-Patna Special train will depart Secunderabad at 08:35 hrs on 10th March, 2017 (Friday) and arrive Patna at 17:10 hrs on the next day.

In the return direction, Train No. 02792 Patna-Secunderabad Special train will depart Patna at 13:30 hrs on 12th March, 2017 (Sunday) and arrive Secunderabad at 20:30 hrs on the next day.

Enroute, these special trains will stop at Kazipet, Ramagundam, Mancherial, Balharshah, Nagpur, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Satna, Manikpur, Cheoki, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara and Danapur stations in both the directions.

This train will comprise of 18 coaches viz., one AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.

SR: SOUTHERN RAILWAY will operate weekly Superfast Summer Special Train service between Jabalpur, Coimbatore to clear holiday rush. Train 02198 Jabalpur-Coimbatore weekly superfast special will leave Jablapur at 11am on all Saturdays from March 11 to June 03 (13 services) to arrive at Coimbatore Junction at 4am on following Mondays.

Service of train 02197 Coimbatore- Jabalpur weekly superfast special will leave Coimbatore Junction at 7pm on all Monday from March 13 to June 05 (13 services) to arrive at Jabalpur at 10.20am on the following Wednesday. The trains will have one two-tier cum three-tier AC coach; one three-tier AC coach; 10 sleeper class coaches; four unreserved coaches and two luggage cum brake vans.

Trains will stop at Narsinghpur, Gadarwara, Pipariya, Itarsi, Harda, Khandwa, Bhusaval, Manmad, Igatpuri, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Madgoan, Karwar, Kumta, Mookambika Road-Byndoor, Udupi, Mangaluru Junction, Kasargod, Kanhangad, Payyannur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Shoranur and Palakkad.

SR: Rockfort Express Trains Will Be Converted as Superfast Express, Trains Timings Also Changed as detailed below:

Train No.16177 / 16178 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express trains are to be speeded up and converted as superfast express trains.Consequently, the trains will be renumbered – Train No.16177 as Train No.12653 & Train No.16178 as Train No.12654 – and the timings revised as detailed below with effect from 08.06.2017.

Train No.12653 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Rockfort Superfast Exp Stations Train No.12654 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Rockfort Superfast Exp
22.30 hrs. Chennai Egmore 04.40 hrs.
22.40 / 22.42 hrs. Mambalam 04.08 / 04.10 hrs.
22.58 / 23.00 hrs. Tambaram 03.48 / 03.50 hrs.
23.28 / 23.30 hrs. Chengalpattu 03.18 / 03.20 hrs.
00.18 / 00.20 hrs. Tindivanam 02.18 / 02.20 hrs.
01.00 / 01.05 hrs. Villupuram 01.40 / 01.45 hrs.
01.48 / 01.50 hrs. Vriddhachalam 00.33 / 00.35 hrs.
Pennadam 00.14 / 00.15 hrs.
02.33 / 02.35 hrs. Ariyalur 23.48 / 23.50 hrs.
02.54 / 02.55 hrs. Kallakudi Palanganatham 23.29 / 23.30 hrs.
03.08 / 03.10 hrs. Lalgudi 23.14 / 23.15 hrs.
03.28 / 03.30 hrs. Srirangam 22.58 / 23.00 hrs.
03.38 / 03.40 hrs. Tiruchchirappalli Town 22.53 / 22.55 hrs.
03.48 / 03.50 hrs. Ponmalai 22.43 / 22.45 hrs.
04.30 hrs. Tiruchchirappalli 22.35 hrs.

Due to the above mentioned changes, the arrival timings of the following trains at Chennai Egmore will be revised as detailed below with effect from 08.06.2017.

1.Train No.11064 Salem – Chennai Egmore Express train will reach Chennai Egmore at 04.10 hrs. instead of 04.15 hrs.

2.Train No.16184 Thanjavur – Chennai Egmore Express train will reach Chennai Egmore at 04.20 hrs. instead of 04.30 hrs.

3.Train No.16860 Mangalore – Chennai Egmore Express train will reach Chennai Egmore at 04.30 hrs. instead of 04.45 hrs.

SR: Nagercoil – Coimbatore – Nagercoil Express Trains Will Be Converted as Superfast Express, Train Timings Also Changed

Train No.16609 / 16610 Nagercoil – Coimbatore – Nagercoil Express Express trains are to be speeded up and converted as superfast express trains.Consequently, the trains will be renumbered – Train No.16609 as Train No.22667 & Train No.16610 as Train No.22668 – and the timings revised as detailed below with effect from 28.06.2017.

Train No.22667 Nagercoil – Coimbatore Superfast Exp Stations Train No.22668 Coimbatore – Nagercoil Superfast Exp
21.30 hrs. Nagercoil 04.50 hrs.
21.59 / 22.00 hrs. Valliyur 04.03 / 04.04 hrs.
22.35 / 22.40 hrs. Tirunelveli Jn. 03.15 / 03.20 hrs.
23.15 / 23.35 hrs. Vanchi Maniyachi Jn. 02.40 / 02.50 hrs.
00.04 / 00.05 hrs. Kovilpatti 01.39 / 01.40 hrs.
00.24 / 00.25 hrs. Sattur 01.19 / 01.20 hrs.
00.53 / 00.55 hrs. Virudunagar Jn. 00.53 / 00.55 hrs.
01.40 / 01.45 hrs. Madurai Jn. 00.05 / 00.10 hrs.
02.55 / 03.00 hrs. Dindigul Jn. 23.05 / 23.10 hrs.
04.08 / 04.10 hrs. Karur Jn. 22.03 / 22.05 hrs.
04.29 / 04.30 hrs. Pugalur 21.39 / 21.40 hrs.
05.15 / 05.20 hrs. Erode Jn. 20.55 / 21.00 hrs.
05.58 / 06.00 hrs. Tiruppur 20.08 / 20.10 hrs.
07.00 hrs. Coimbatore Jn. 19.30 hrs.

Accordingly, Train No.16612/16611 Coimbatore – Tuticorin – Coimbatore Link Express will also be speeded up to run as Superfast Express between Coimbatore and Tuticorin with revised Train nos. – Train No.16612 as Train No.22670 & Train No.16611 as Train No.22669 – and the timings revised as detailed below with effect from 28.06.2017.

Train No.22670 Coimbatore – Tuticorin Link Express Stations Train No.22669 Tuticorin – Coimbatore Link Express
02.40 / 03.15 hrs. Vanchi Maniyachi Jn. 23.15/23.35 hrs
03.34 / 03.35 hrs. Milavittan 22.48 /22.49 hrs
03.44 / 03.45 hrs. Tuti-Melur 22.39 / 22.40 hrs.
03.55 hrs. Tuticorin 22.35 hrs.

Due to the above mentioned changes, the timings of the following trains will be revised as detailed below.

  1. The timings of Train No.19567 Tuticorin – Okha Express will be revised as under with effect from 2.7.2017.
Stations Train No.19567 Tuticorin – Okha Express
Tuticorin 22.00 hrs.
Vanchi Maniyachchi Jn. 22.29 / 22.30 hrs.
Kovilpatti 22.59 / 23.00 hrs.
Sattur 23.19 / 23.20 hrs.
Virudunagar 23.4323.45 hrs.
Madurai Jn. 00.55 / 01.00 hrs.
Dindigul 02.05 / 02.10 hrs.
Karur Jn. 03.17 / 03.20 hrs.
Erode Jn. 05.10 / 05.20 hrs.
Salem Jn. 06.10 / 06.15 hrs.
  1. Train No.16790 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Tirunelveli Link Express will arrive Tirunelveli at 00.55 hrs. instead of 00.30 hrs. with effect from 3.7.2017.
  2. Train No.16319 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Kanniyakumari Express will arrive Kanniyakumari at 21.55 hrs. instead of 23.35 hrs. with effect from 4.7.2017.
  3. Train No.66600 Coimbatore – Erode Passenger will arrive late at Erode by 5 minutes at 20.55 hrs. instead of 20.50 hrs.wth effect from 28.6.2017.
  4. Train No.11013 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Coimbatore Express will arrive Coimbatore at 07.15 hrs. instead of 07.00 hrs. with effect from 28.6.2017.
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