Pongal Special Trains 2013, Special Trains for Pongal from Chennai, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Nagercoil

Southern Railway will run Special Trains for Pongal 2013 from Chennai to various places in Tamil Nadu. The trains will run in October, November, December 2012 & January 2013. The special trains are: Chennai – Nagercoil, Chennai – Coimbatore, Chennai Central – Tirunelveli Garib Rath special, Chennai Central – Sengottai special via Chennai Egmore, Mayiladuthurai, and Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli special via Mayiladuthurai.

The Southern Railway (SR) has announced weekly special trains between Tirunelveli – Dadar to clear the extra rush of passengers for Pongal. Train number 06746 Tirunelveli – Dadar weekly special will leave Tirunelveli at 7.10am every Wednesdays and arrive Dadar at 4.25pm on Thursdays. The train to Dadar will be operated on October 17, 24 and 31, 2013.

In the return direction, train number 06745 Dadar – Tirunelveli weekly special will leave Dadar at 8.40pm every Fridays and arrive Tirunelveli at 9.45am on Sundays. The train to Tirunelveli will be operated on October 19, 26 and November 2. The composition of the trains will be one AC two-tier, six sleeper class, six general second class and two luggage-cum-brake van coaches.

The trains will halt at Kovilpatti, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur Jn, Kozhikode, Kannur, Mangalore Jn, Udupi, Honnavar, Karwar, Madgaon, Thivim, Kankavali, Ratnagiri, Chipluri, Roha, Panvel and Thane.

Meanwhile, SR has announced that some of the trains in Madurai division will be temporarily augmented with additional coaches. Train number 16701/16702 Chennai Egmore – Rameswaram – Chennai Egmore Express will be attached with one sleeper class coach and one general second class coach from October 15 to January 15, 2013.

Train number 16735/16736 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchendur – Chennai Egmore Express will be attached with one sleeper class coach from October 15 to January 15, 2013, an official statement from the railways stated.

Special Trains for 2012

Advance reservations for the special trains will start on 7 January 2012. Here are the details of Pongal 2012 special trains’ arrivals and departures.

Train No. 06021 / 06022 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Special Superfast Special (via. Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Tirunelveli):-   Train No. 06021 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Special will leave Chennai Central at 22.30 hrs. on 13.1.2012 and arrive Nagercoil at 14.00 hrs. the next day. Train No. 06022 Nagercoil – Chennai Central Superfast Special will leave Nagercoil at 12.40 hrs. on 17.1.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 03.30 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli and Valliyur.  Train No. 06022 will stop at Perambur also.

Train No. 06023 / 06024 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Superfast Specials (via. Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Tirunelveli):  Train No. 06023 Chennai Central – Nagercoil Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 20.00 hrs. on 14.1.2012 and arrive Nagercoil at 11.00 hrs. the next day. Train No. 06024 Nagercoil – Chennai Central Superfast Special will leave Nagercoil at 19.40 hrs. on 16.1.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 10.40 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 12 Sleeper Class, 4 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli and Valliyur.  Train No. 06024 will stop at Morappur, Tiruppattur & Perambur also.

Train No.  06626 / 06625 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Superfast Specials:  Train No. 06626 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Superfast Special will leave Coimbatore at 23.45 hrs. on 17.1.2012 and arrive Chennai Central at 07.45 hrs. the next day. Train No. 06625 Chennai Central – Coimbatore Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 22.30 hrs. on 18.1.2012 and arrive Coimbatore at 06.50 hrs. the next day. The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 2 AC 3-tier, 13 Sleeper Class, 2 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-brake van coaches. The trains will stop at Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, and Arakkonam.  Train No. 06626 will stop at Perambur also.  Train No. 06625 will stop at Coimbatore North also.

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  1. Post the information on special trains for Pongal 2013 between Chennai Central – Nagercoil in January 2013

  2. Can I get the list of Pongal Special trains 2013 from Chennai to Tirunelveli in December 2012 and January 2013