The Southern Railway (SR) has announced weekly special trains between Tirunelveli – Dadar to clear the extra rush of passengers. 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.
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, Southern Railways 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.