Onam Special Trains 2013 to Ernakulam from Chennai, Tirunelveli are announced by the Southern Railways. In 2013, Onam festival date is September 16.
Southern Railway authorities have decided to run special trains to clear extra rush of passengers during Onam festival. Advance reservation for the special trains will commence from August 28, 2013.
The Ernakulam-Chennai Central-Ernakulam Superfast special train (Train No 06346) will leave Ernakulam Junction at 7 pm on September 5 and 12 to arrive Chennai Central at 7.45 am next day. The Chennai Central-Ernakulam Junction Superfast Special (Train No 06345) will leave Chennai Central at 9 pm on September 6 and 13 to arrive Ernakulam Junction at 8.30 am next day.
The composition of the trains will be one AC 2-tier, two AC 3-tier, 11 Sleeper Class, two general second class and two luggage-cum-brake van coaches.
The trains will have stops at Aluva, Thrissur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi and Arakkonam. The train no. 06346 will also stop at Perambur while the train no 06345 will stop at Ernakulam Town.
Similarly, authorities will run the Chennai Central-Tirunelveli special train (Train No 06745) that will leave Chennai Central at 3.15 pm on September 13 and will arrive Tirunelveli at 11 am next day. The trains will have one AC 2-tier, two AC 3-tier, 10 sleeper class, six general second class and two luggage-cum-brake van coaches.
The train will stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Neyyattinkara, Kulitturai, Eraniel, Nagercoil Town and Valliyur.