Deepawali Special Trains 2013 – Southern Railway

Southern Railway (SR) will run special trains for holiday travelers during the Deepawali/Puja/Dasara festival season of 2013. Here is the list of those trains primarily serving those areas under Southern Railway, Kerala and Tamilnadu. These include trains from Nagercoil to Chennai and Hyderabad and from Trivandrum to Chennai and (surprise, surprise) Bangalore! Click on the train number to view full timetable and more details. More trains will be added as they are annnounced. Note: This excludes trains to/from Kolkata and the Eastern Zone. Click on the links to view details for those trains.

Having launched a plethora of new trains recently, SR seems to be facing a serious crunch when it comes to coaches. This is evident looking at the namesake specials they are running using comedy scratch rakes, especially within TN and to Bangalore.

 06314/06313 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Bangalore City – Trivandrum Kochuveli Fortnightly Puja/Deepawali Special (SR)

(via Kottayam, Palakkad, Hosur) Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06314 Puja/Deepawali Special will leave from Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli KCVL to Bangalore City SBC at 2015 on alternate Thursdays October 3, 17, 31; 2013.
    Timings: QLN: 2115, KTYM: 2255, ERN: 0025 (Fri), TCR: 0202, PGT: 0340, CBE: 0505, SA: 0815, HSRA: 1210, arrives SBC at 1350 (Fri).
  • 06313 Puja/Deepawali Special will leave from Bangalore City SBC to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL Kerala at 1520 on alternate Fridays October 4, 18, Nov 1; 2013.
    Timings: HSRA: 1630, SA: 2040, CBE: 0045, PGT: 0210, TCR: 0335, ERN: 0510, KTYM: 0645, QLN: 0900, arrives at KCVL at 1030 (Sat).

Composition: ONE 2 tier AC, 02 AC 3 tier, 04 Sleeper Class Coaches, 06 Reserved Second Seating, 04 UR General Second, 02 SLRs (19 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayamkulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Hosur, Bangalore Cantt.

WHOA! A Bangalore – Trivandrum special train run by SR, that too by the Trivandrum division and again, leaving on a Friday from Bangalore! A miracle no less! The train is a literal crawler, taking 17.5 hours to KCVL and 19 hours while returning! Shares the rake with the 06335/6 KCVL – Dibrugarh special. And a genius configuration of 3 AC coaches, just 4 sleepers and 10 Sitting! Anyway, better than nothing.

06312/06311 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Chennai Central – Thiruvananthapuram Seasonal Weekly Special (SR)

(via Kottayam, Palakkad, Salem) Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06312 Seasonal Special train will leave from Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC Kerala to Chennai Central MAS at 2005 on all Wednesdays (except Jan 29) in October, November, December 2013 and January 2014 (Oct 2 2013 to Jan 22 2014).
    Timings: QLN: 2110, KTYM: 2255, ERN: 0025, TCR: 0202, PGT: 0340, CBE: 0505, SA: 0810, AJJ: 1155, arrives MAS at 1315 (Thu).
  • 06311 Seasonal Special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC at 1815 o­n all Thursdays (except Jan 30) in October, November, December 2013 and January 2014 (Oct 3 2013 to Jan 23 2014).
    Timings: AJJ: 1915, SA: 2320, CBE: 0210, PGT: 0330, TCR: 0505, ERN: 0645, KTYM: 0810, QLN: 1020, arrives TVC at 1145 (Fri).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 11 Sleeper Class Coaches, 02 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem Jn, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam. Perambur (06312 only).

Utilizes the idle rake of 16331/16332 TVC – CSTM weekly express which used to run the now-discontinued 16321/2 TVC – SBC weekly. The train will run the whole season until Jan 22/23, which could be taken as a new train regularization attempt in the next budget.

06310/06309 Nagercoil – Chennai Central – Nagercoil Deepawali Special (SR)

(via MDU, Dindigul, Karur, Namakkal, Salem, Katpadi) Schedule and Days of Running:

  • 06310 Deepawali/Puja special will leave from Nagercoil Jn NCJ to Chennai Central MAS at 1700 o­n Sundays Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov 3, 10 2013.
    Timings: TEN: 1820, MDU: 2115, DG: 2215, KRR: 2355, SA: 0220, JTJ: 0405, KPD: 0520, AJJ: 0610, arrives at MAS at 0745 (Mon).
  • 06309 Deepawali/Puja special will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Nagercoil Jn NCJ at 1115 o­n Mondays Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4, 11 2013.
    Timings: KPD: 1305, JTJ: 1430, SA: 1625, KRR: 1825, DG: 1955, MDU: 2100, TEN: 0130, arrives NCJ: 0315 (Tue).

Composition:  ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Class Coaches, 03 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

Route and Stoppages: Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur (06310 only).

06308/06309 Nagercoil – Hyderabad Kacheguda – Nagercoil Deepawali Special (SR)

(via. Madurai, Trichy, Karur, Salem, Katpadi, Tirupati) Schedule and Days of Running:

  • 06308 Deepawali/Dasara special will leave from Nagercoil Jn NCJ to Hyderabad Kacheguda KCG at 0810 on Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov 5, 12; 2013.
    Timings: TEN: 0940, MDU: 1250, TPJ: 1600, KRR: 1720, SA: 1915, TPTY: 0205 (Wed), DHNE: 0845, KRNT: 0937, arrives KCG at 1355 (Wed).
  • 06309 Deepawali/Dasara special will leave from Hyderabad Kacheguda KCG to Nagercoil Jn NCJ at 1600 on Wednesdays October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Nov 6 and 13; 2013.
    Timings: KRNT: 2105, DHNE: 2105, TPTY: 0405 (Thu), SA: 0905, KRR: 1050, TPJ: 1230, MDU: 1520, TEN: 1900, arrives NCJ at 2115 (Thu).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 0 8 Sleeper Class Coaches, 04 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

Route and Stoppages: Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Kodaikanal Road, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli Jn, Karur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem Jn, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Ambur, Katpadi, Tirupati, Renigunta, Koduru, Razampetta, Cuddapah, Yerraguntala, Thadipatri, Gooty, Dhone, Kurnool City, Gadwal, Mahbubnagar, Jadcherla.

06806/06805 Tiruchchirappalli – Sai Nagar Shirdi – Tiruchchirappalli Weekly Deepawali Special (SR)

  • 06806 Deepawali/Puja Special train will leave from Tiruchchirappalli TPJ Tamil Nadu to Sai Nagar Shirdi SNSI Maharashtra at 1600 on all Mondays in October (7, 14, 21, 28) and on November 4, 11; 2013.
    Timings: VM: 1930, MS: 2335, RU: 0300 (Tue), GTL: 0930, MALM: 1138, WADI: 1540, SUR: 1840, DD: 2300, arrives SNSI at 0325 (Wed).
  • 06805 Deepawali/Puja Special train will leave from Sai Nagar Shirdi SNSI Maharashtra to Tiruchchirappalli TPJ at 0825 on Wednesdays October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13; 2013.
    Timings: DD: 1215, SUR: 1515, WADI: 1815, GTL: 2145, RU: 0615 (Thu), MS: 0920, VM: 1225, arrives TPJ 1515 (Thu).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper class coaches, 02 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

Route and Stoppages : Srirangam, Vriddhachalam, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore, Arakkonam, Tiruttani, Puttur, Renigunta, Koduru, Razampeta, Cuddappah, Yerraguntla, Tadipatri, Gooty, Guntakal, Adoni, Manthralayam Road, Raichur, Yadgir, Wadi, Solapur, Daund, Puntamba (Technical).

06013/06014 Chennai Central – Bangalore City – Chennai Central Five-Day Special (SR)

  • 06013 Deepavali special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Bangalore City SBC at 2300 on November 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 2013.
    Timings: AJJ: 0010, KPD: 0100, JTJ: 0210, BWT: 0315, KJM: 0405, arrives SBC at 0450.
  • 06014 Deepavali special train will leave from Bangalore City SBC to Chennai Central MAS at 2315 on November 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 2013.
    Timings: KJM: 2337, BWT: 0030, JTJ: 0207, KPD: 0330, AJJ: 0425, arrives MAS at 0600.

Composition: TWO AC Chair Car, 10 Second Sitting Chair Car, 06 General Second Class Coaches, 02 SLRs (20 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Kuppam, Bangarpet, Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore Cantonment, Perambur (06014 only).

06571/06572 Bangalore – Tiruchchirappalli – Bangalore Daily Intercity Special (SWR)

(via Bangarapet, Salem, Namakkal, Karur) Timetable/Schedule:

  • 06571 Daily Intercity special will leave from Bangalore City SBC to Tiruchchirappalli TPJ at 0515 Everyday from October 28 to November 10 2013.
    Timings: KJM: 0540, bwt: 0625,  TPT: 0805, SA: 0945, NMKL: 1030, KRR: 1125, KLT: 1210, arrives TPJ at 1300.
  • 06572 Daily Intercity special will leave from Tiruchchirappalli TPJ to Bangalore City SBC at 1430 Everyday from October 28 to November 10 2013.
    Timings: KLT: 1505, KRR: 1600, NMKL: 1628, SA: 1725, TPT: 1920, BWT: 2102, KJM: 2220, arrives SBC at 2315.

Composition: 06 Second Sitting Chair Cars, 06 General Second Class Unreserved, 02 SLRs (14 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Bangalore Cantonment, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarapet, Tiruppattur, Morappur, Bommidi, Salem Junction, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Mohanur, Karur, Kulitalai, Pettaivayatalai.

01035/01036 Mysore – Chennai Central – Mysore Deepavali Weekend Specials (CR)

(via Bangalore City, Jolarpettai) Schedule:

  • 01035 Deepavali Weekend Special train will leave from Mysore MYS to Chennai Central MAS at 2255 o­n Fridays November 01, 08, 15Timings: MYA: 2335, SBC: 0200 (Sat), JTJ: 0520, KPD: 0645, AJJ: 0755, arrives MAS at 0920 (Sat).
  • 01036 Deepavali Weekend Special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Mysore MYS at 2000 on Saturdays November 02, 09, 16Timings: AJJ: 2105, KPD: 2200, JTJ: 2320, SBC: 0215 (Sun), MYA: 0332, arrives MYS at 0515 (Sun).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 09 Sleeper Class Coaches, 03 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

Route and Stoppages: Mandya, Bangalore City, Bangalore Cantonment, Bangarapet, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur (01035 only).

06011 Chennai Central – Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli One Way Deepavali Special (SR)

(via Egmore, Trichy, Madurai, Nagercoil) Schedule:

  • 06011 Deepavali one-way  special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1930 on Sunday October 27 2013.
    Timings: arrives KCVL at 1400 (Oct 28).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Coaches, 01 Second Sitting Chair Car, 09 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (22 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Virudhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikanal Road, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi, Tirunelveli, Nagercoil Town, Eraniel, Kulitturai, Parasala, Neyyatinkara, Thiruvananthapuram Central.

DEEPAVALI WEEKEND (OCT 31, NOV 01, 02 03, 04) TAMILNADU SPECIALS

06626/06625 Coimbatore – Chennai Central – Coimbatore Nov 01 Friday Deepawali Eve Superfast Specials (SR)

  • 06626 “Deepawali Friday” Superfast Special express will leave from Coimbatore CBE to Chennai Central MAS at 0030 on Friday November 01 and Monday Nov 04 2013.
    Timings: SA: 0320, KPD: 0605, arrives MAS at 0830.
  • 06625 “Deepawali Friday” Superfast Special express will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Coimbatore CBE at 1230 on Friday November 01 2013 only.
    Timings: AJJ: 1330, KPD: 1430, JTJ: 1545, SA: 1740, TUP: 1935, arrives CBE at 2100.

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 05 Sleeper Class, 10 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (21 coaches).

Stoppages: Both ways: Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam. Only for 06626: Perambur. Only for 06625: Wallajah Road, Gudiyattam, Vaniyambadi, Morappur, Bommidi, Coimbatore North.

06009/06010 Chennai Central – Coimbatore – Chennai AC Superfast Return Special (SR)

  • 06009 Superfast AC Special will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Coimbatore CBE at 2230 on Sunday November 03.
    Timings: AJJ: 2330, KPD: 0020, SA: 0310, ED: 0415, arrives CBE at 0620 (Mon).
  • 06010 Superfast AC Special will leave from Coimbatore CBE to Chennai Central MAS at 2345 on Monday November 04.
    Timings: ED: 0120, SA: 0220, KPD: 0520, AJJ: 0610, arrives MAS at 0745 (Tue).

Composition: ONE AC First Class, 03 AC 2 tier, 08 AC 3 tier, 02 EOG.

Route and Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore North (06009 only), Perambur (06010 only).

06748 Madurai – Chennai Egmore One Way Superfast Deepavali Special (SR)

  • 06748 One Trip Deepawali Superfast Special will leave from Madurai MDU to Chennai Egmore MS at 2355 on Thursday October 31.
    Timings: DG: 0055 (Fri), TPJ: 0300, VM: 0540, CGL: 0730, arrives MS at 0855 (Fri).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 02 First Class (!), 03 Sleeper Class, 03 Second Class Chair Car, 09 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (21 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kodaikanal Road, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Vriddhachalam, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Mambalam.

06752/06751  Tirunelveli – Chennai Central – Tirunelvali Circular Deepawali Special (SR)

(Route: Madurai – Dindigul – Salem – Katpadi – Chennai Central – Egmore – Villupuram – Trichy – Madurai)

  • 06752 Deepawali One trip special train will leave from Tirunelveli TEN to Chennai Central MAS via Trichy at 1745 on Thursday October 31 2013.
    Timings: MDU: 2050, KRR: 2345, SA: 0220 (Fri), KPD: 0520, AJJ: 0610, arrives MAS at 0745 (Fri).
  • 06751 Deepawali One trip special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Tirunelveli TEN via Salem at 1030 on Friday November 01 2013.
    Timings: MS: 1115, VM: 1420, TPJ: 1700, DG: 1810, MDU: 1910, CVP: 2101, arrives TEN at 0030 (Sat).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Class, 06 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (21 coaches).

06752 Route and Stoppages: Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur.

06751 Route and Stoppages: Chennai Egmore, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vridhachalam, Ariyalur, Srirangam, Tiruchchirappalli, Manapparai, Dindigul, Kodaikkanal Road, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti.

06747/06749 Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Return Deepawali Special (SR)

  • 06747 One trip Deepawali Superfast Special will leave from Chennai Egmore MS to Tirunelveli TEN at 1050 o­n Friday November 01 2013.
    Timings: VM: 1335, MV: 1600, TJ: 1702, TPJ: 1915, DG: 2120, MDU: 2225, CVP: 0015 (Sat), arrives TEN at 0230.
  • 06749 One trip Deepawali Superfast Special will leave from Tirunelveli TEN to Chennai Egmore MS at 1815 o­n Monday November 04 2013.
    Timings: arrives MS at 0605 (Tue).

06747 Route and Stoppages: Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Tiruppadiripuliyur, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tiruchchirappalli, Dindigul, Kodaikanal Road, Madurai, Virudunagar, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Vanchi Maniyachchi.

06749 Route and Stoppages: Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli, Vriddhachalam, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Mambalam.

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 02 First Class (!), 03 Sleeper Class, 03 Second Class Chair Car, 09 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (21 coaches).

Reservation for these trains are already open. Information provided here is only indicative in nature and please always confirm all information with official sources before relying on them (Contact your nearest railway station or call 139 or visit the official website of Indian Railways). This website is not an official website of the Indian Railways but is run by a railway enthusiast. The official website of the railways is http://indianrailways.gov.in.


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