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Puducherry–Kanniyakumari Weekly Express

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Puducherry–Kanniyakumari Weekly Express
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Overview
Service typeExpress
First service18 July 2013; 9 years ago (2013-07-18)
Current operator(s)Southern Railway zone
Route
TerminiPuducherry (PDY)
Kanniyakumari (CAPE)
Stops21
Distance travelled700 km (435 mi)
Average journey time15h 30m
Service frequencyWeekly
Train number(s)16861/16862
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangementsNo
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesOn-board catering
E-catering
Observation facilitiesEnlarged windows
Entertainment facilitiesNo
Baggage facilitiesBelow the seats
Technical
Rolling stock1 ICF coaches
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
ElectrificationYes
Operating speed45 km/h (28 mph), including halts

The Puducherry–Kanniyakumari Weekly Express is an Express train belonging to Southern Railway zone that runs between Puducherry and Kanniyakumari in India. It is currently being operated with 16861/16862 train numbers on a weekly basis.[1][2][3] It is the first express train that ran on the gauge converted route of Manamadurai–Virudhunagar line. Later Silambu Express extended from Karaikudi Junction via this route till Sengottai.

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Express trains in India

Express trains in India

Express trains are express rail services of India. Express trains make a small number of stops, unlike ordinary passenger or local trains. Because of their limited stops, these trains are able to obtain the highest speeds of any trains in India. An express train is one where the average speed, excluding halts, is greater than 42 km/h. Including halts the average speed often is below 42 km/h. Although this is pretty slow as compared to international standards, the "Express" trains here mean faster than the ordinary passenger and local trains. In some cases, trains run express where there is an overlapping passenger train service available, and run as passenger train, where there is no supplemental passenger service.

Southern Railway zone

Southern Railway zone

The Southern Railway, headquartered at Chennai, is one of the 19 zones of Indian Railways. It is the earliest of the 19 zones of the Indian Railways created in independent India. It was created on 14 April 1951 by merging three state railways, namely, the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway Company, and the Mysore State Railway. The South Indian Railway was originally created in the British colonial times as Great Southern of India Railway Co founded in Britain in 1853 and registered in 1859. Its original headquarters was in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) and was registered as a company in London only in 1890. At present, after re-organization of existing railway zones and creation of new zones undertaken by the Indian Railways between 2002 and 2003, Southern Railway has emerged as the 4th largest zone after undertaking some gauge conversion projects and creation of new lines. The trains operated by the southern railway are rated the cleanest as well as cleanly maintained trains of the Indian Railways.

Puducherry railway station

Puducherry railway station

Puducherry railway station is a railway terminus of the Villupuram–Pondicherry rail line serving the city of Pondicherry, headquarter of Puducherry Union territory

Kanniyakumari railway station

Kanniyakumari railway station

Kanniyakumari railway station, formerly Cape Comorin railway station, is a railway terminus of the Indian Railways serving the coastal town of Kanniyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Manamadurai–Virudhunagar line

Manamadurai–Virudhunagar line

The Manamadurai–Virudhunagar line is a railway line connecting Virudhunagar and Manamadurai towns in Tamil Nadu.

Silambu Express

Silambu Express

The Silambu Express (20681/20682) is a train that runs between Chennai Egmore and Sengottai via Karaikkudi Junction. Initially it ran upto Manamadurai, later it was extended upto Sengottai. It was the only train in Indian Railways where LHB rakes were replaced by ICF coaches again. According to IR if a train gets new LHB coaches it won't be converted to ICF. But this train was again replaced with ICF coaches after getting new LHB rakes.

Karaikkudi Junction railway station

Karaikkudi Junction railway station

Karaikkudi Junction is one of the major passenger rail head and major junction located in Sivaganga district and serving the towns of karaikudi, Devakottai and Thirupathur in Tamil Nadu.

Sengottai railway station

Sengottai railway station

Sengottai railway station is a railway station serving the town of Sengottai in Tamil Nadu, India.

Service

The 16861/Puducherry–Kanniyakumari Weekly Express has an average speed of 45 km/hr and covers 700 km in 15h 30m. The 16862/Kanniyakumari–Puducherry Weekly Express has an average speed of 45 km/hr and covers 700 km in 15h 30m.

Routes and major halts

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Puducherry railway station

Puducherry railway station

Puducherry railway station is a railway terminus of the Villupuram–Pondicherry rail line serving the city of Pondicherry, headquarter of Puducherry Union territory

Pudukkottai railway station

Pudukkottai railway station

Pudukkottai railway station is a railway station in Pudukkottai town, serving the people of Pudukkottai District in Tamil Nadu. It falls under the operational limits of Madurai Railway Division of the Southern Railway zone. It is a major as well as an important passing station present on the Tiruchirappalli-Karaikkudi railway line. It is under the station category B.

Karaikkudi Junction railway station

Karaikkudi Junction railway station

Karaikkudi Junction is one of the major passenger rail head and major junction located in Sivaganga district and serving the towns of karaikudi, Devakottai and Thirupathur in Tamil Nadu.

Sivaganga railway station

Sivaganga railway station

Sivaganga railway station serves the city of Sivaganga, India. The station belongs to the Madurai railway division and is a major transit point in Sivagangai district. It is also known by its official code: SVGA. It is under the station category B. It is one of the district headquarters railway station in India.

Aruppukkottai railway station

Aruppukkottai railway station

Aruppukkottai railway station is located in Aruppukkottai, Tamil Nadu connecting Manamadurai and Virudhunagar. It is administered under Madurai railway division.A new railway line from Manamadurai Junction–Virudhunagar Junction Via Aruppukkottai was proposed in the Third Five Year plan, which was supposed to ease the pressure on the existing Manamadurai Junction–Madurai Junction and Madurai Junction–Virudhunagar Junction sections. On 1 September 1963, the 22.66 kilometres (14.08 mi) Virudhunagar Junction–Aruppukkottai section was opened, along with Aruppukkottai railway station in the same year by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, K. Kamaraj. And on 2 May 1964, the rest of 43.89 kilometres (27.27 mi) Aruppukkottai–Manamadurai Junction section was thrown to traffic. Opened with meter gauge tracks, the 67 kilometres (42 mi) This station catering immensely the passengers of the region and Tuticorin for traffic of goods.

Kovilpatti railway station

Kovilpatti railway station

Kovilpatti railway station is a train station connecting the city of Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Madurai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The station belongs to the Madurai railway division, a part of Southern Railway Zone.

Source: "Puducherry–Kanniyakumari Weekly Express", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puducherry–Kanniyakumari_Weekly_Express.

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References
  1. ^ "Southern Railway Reschedules Some Trains". The New Indian Express. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ More coaches to be added to trains running in Tamil Nadu
  3. ^ TEMPORARY AUGMENTATION OF TRAINS, CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES & SUPERFAST ‘JANSADHARAN’ BI-WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI - CHENNAI CENTRAL
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