New Trains and Timetable 2014-15: Southern Railway

Southern Railway (SR) is the biggest zone of Indian Railways covering the entire state of Kerala, most of Tamil Nadu and some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It also is one of the most impoverished zones perennially short of coaches. It is also the only zone in the country which derives its revenue mostly from passenger operations rather than freight. Here are the details of the new timetable announced by SR in the new 2014-15 all India Railway timetable (trains at a glance). Click on the train number to view detailed timetable.

New Express Trains Announced by Southern Railway in 2014-15 Timetable

22658/22657 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Bangalore City – Thiruvanathapuram Biweekly Premium Superfast Express (SR)

  • 22658 will run from Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC to Banagalore City SBC on all Sundays, Thursdays. Timetable: TVC departure: 1900, ERN: 2220, CBE: 0200, ED: 0330, SBC arrival: 0810 (M, F).
  • 22657 will run from Bangalore City SBC to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC on all Fridays, Mondays. Timetable: SBC departure: 1915, ED: 2335, CBE: 0105, ERN: 0428, TVC arrival 0800 (Sa, Tu).

Composition: 03 AC 2 tier, 05 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Coaches, 01 AC Pantry Car, 02 EOGs (17 coaches LHB)

Route and Stoppages: Ernakulam Town, Coimbatore, Erode.

22653/22654 and 22655/22656 Trivandrum Central – Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin – Trivandrum Central Weekly Expresses (SR)

  • 22653 and 22655 will run from Trivandrum Central TVC to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin NZM via Kottayam on Saturdays and via Alappuzha on Wednesdays respectively. Timetable: TVC departure: 0100 (Sa/W), QLN: 0155, KTYM/ALLP: 0315/0323, ERN/ERS: 0455, SRR: 0725, CAN: 1025, MAJN: 1235, MAO: 1720, RN: 2045, PNVL: 0235 (Su/Th), BSR: 0430, BRC: 1008, RTM: 1445, KOTA: 1820, NZM arrival: 0200 (M/F).
  • 22654 and 22656 will run from Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin NZM to Trivandrum Central TVC via Kottayam on Fridays and via Alappuzha on Mondays respectively. Timetable: NZM departure: 1005 (F/M), KOTA: 1640, RTM: 2030, BRC: 0120 (Sa/Tu), BSR: 0640, PNVL: 0810, RN: 1440, MAO: 1945, MAJN: 0130 (Su/W), CLT: 0500, ERN/ERS: 0915, KTYM/ALLP: 1040/1055, QLN: 1240, TVC arrival: 1400 (Su/W).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Coaches, 06 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Kottayam (22653/4)/Alappuzha (22655/6), Ernakulam Town (22653/4)/Ernakulam Jn (22655/6), Thrissur, Shoranur Jn., Kozhikode, Kannur, Mangalore Jn., Udupi, Madgaon, Karmali, Ratnagiri,Panvel,Vasai Road, Dahanu Road, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Mathura Jn.

16354/16353 Nagercoil – Hyderabad Kacheguda – Nagercoil Weekly Express (SR)

Started running from May 20 2014.

  • 16354 express runs from Nagercoil Jn NCJ to Hyderabad Kacheguda KCG on all Tuesdays. Timetable: Departure NCJ: 0810 (Tue), MDU: 1250, TPJ: 1600, SA: 1900, KPD: 2225, TPTY: 0110 (Wed), GY: 0635, KRNT: 0925, arrives KCG: 1400 (Wed).
  • 16353 express runs from Hyderabad Kacheguda KCG to Nagercoil Jn NCJ on all Wednesdays. Timetable: Departure KCG: 1600 (Wed), KRNT: 1955, GY: 2150, RU: 0300 (Thu), KPD: 0610, SA: 0935, TPJ: 1245, MDU: 1520, arrives NCJ: 2110 (Thu).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 08 Sleeper Class Coaches, 04 General Unreserved, 02 SLRDs 18 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Valliyur, Tirunelveli, Kovilpatti, Sattur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tiruchchirappalli Jn, Karur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Chittur, Tirupati, Renigunta, Koduru, Razampeta, Cudappah, Yerraguntla, Tadipatri, Gooty, Dhone, Kurnool Town, Gadwal, Mehboobnagar.

Type: Express | Fare: M/E | Distance: 1495 km | Time: 1d5h10m | Halts: 27 | Avg Speed: 51 kmph

16864/16863 Mannargudi – Jodhpur Bhagat-ki-Kothi – Mannargudi Weekly Express (SR)

Will start running from February 16 2015.

  • 16864 weekly BGKT express will run from Mannargudi MQ Tamil Nadu to Jodhpur Bhagat ki Kothi BGKT Rajasthan on all Mondays. Timetable: MQ departure: 1130 (Mon), VM: 1615, MS: 1955, BZA: 0325 (Tue), SKZR: 0850, NGP: 1455, ET: 2005, BPL: 2245, UJN: 0210, (Wed), KOTA: 0620, JP: 1125. DNA: 1420, JU: 1740, arrives BGKT: 1800 (Wed).
  • 16863 weekly MQ express will run from Jodhpur Bhagat ki Kothi BGKT Rajasthan to Mannargudi MQ Tamil Nadu on all Thursdays. Timetable: BGKT departure: 1500 (Thu), MTD: 1739, JP: 2140, KOTA: 0105 (Fri), NAD: 0525, BPL: 1010, NGP: 1650, BPQ: 2000, BZA: 0245 (Sat), MS: 1010, VM: 1335, MV: 1600, arrives MQ: 1800 (Sat).

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Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 06 Sleeper Coaches, 06 General Unreserved, 02 SLRDs (16 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Tiruvarur, Mayiladuthurai, Chidambaram, Tiruppadiripuliyur, Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore, Sullurupeta, Gudur, Nellore,Ongole, Chirala, Tenali, Vijaywada, Khammam, Peddapalli, Ramagundam, Sirpur Kaghaznagar, Ballarshah, Nagpur, Itrasi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Shujalpur, Ujjain, Nagda, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawaimadhopur, Durgapura, Jaipur, Phulera, Makrana, Degana, Merta Road, Gotan, Rai ka Bagh Palace, Jodhpur.

Type: Express | Fare: M/E | Distance: 2861 | Time: 2d6h30m/2d3h0m | Halts: 40 | Avg Speed: 52/56

12796/12795 Bangalore City – Chennai Central – Bangalore City Superfast Express (SCR)

  • 12796 SF express will run from Bangalore City SBC to Chennai Central MAS Everyday. Timetable: SBC departure: 1030, JTJ: 1215, MAS arrival: 1545.
  • 12795 SF express will run from Chennai Central MAS to Bangalore City SBC everyday. Timetable: MAS departure: 1030, JTJ 1350, SBC arrival: 1640.

Composition: 01 AC First Class cum AC 2 tier, 01 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (24 caoches)

Route and Stoppages: Bangalore Cantt., Krishanarajapuram, Whitefield, Bangarpet, Kuppam, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur (12796 only).

New Passenger Trains Operated by Southern Railway

56034/56033 Mannargudi – Mayiladuthurai – Mannargudi Daily Passenger (SR)

Running since May 13 2014.

  • 56034 MV passenger will run from Mannargudi MQ to Mayiladuthurai MV everyday. Timetable: MQ departure: 0830, NMJ: 0855, TMU: 0913, TVR: 0940, PEM: 1013, arrives MV at 1100.
  • 56033 MQ passenger will run from Mayiladuthurai MV to Mannargudi MQ everyday. Timetable: MV departure: 1640, PEM: 1658, TVR: 1755, KU: 1803, NMJ: 1824, arrives MQ at 1855.

Composition: 09 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Second Class, 02 SLRDs (15 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Nidamangalam Jn, Koradachery, Tirumadhikunnam, Kulitalai, Tiruvarur Jn, Nannilam, Punthottam, Peralam, Manganallur.

56715/56716 Punalur – Kanniyakumari – Punalur DailyPassenger (SR)

  • 56715 CAPE passenger will run from Punalur PUU to Kanniyakumari CAPE everyday. Timetable Departs PUU everyday at 0615, KKZ: 0638, EKN: 0647, KUV: 0658, QLN: 0746, VAK: 0810, TVC: 0920, NYY: 0943, PASA: 1020, KZT: 1030, ERL: 1100, NCJ: 1220, arrives CAPE: 1305.
  • 56716 PUU passenger will run from Kanniyakumari CAPE to Punalur PUU everyday. Timetable Departs CAPE everyday at 1435, NCJ: 1452, KZT: 1521, PASA: 1529, NYY: 1542, BRAM: 1551, TVC: 1620, VAK: 1650, QLN: 1835, KUV: 1856, EKN: 1906, KKZ: 1916, arrives PUU: 2010.

Composition: 01 Second Sitting Chair Car, 07 General Unreserved, 01 SLRs (10 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Auvaneeswaram, Kottarakara, Ezhukone, Kundara, Kilikollur, Kollam Jn, Varkala, Trivandrum Central, Trivandrum Nemom, Balaramapuram, Neyyatinkara, Dhanuvachapuram, Parassala, Kulithurai, Eraniel, Nagercoil Jn.

Type: Passenger | Fare: Ordinary | Distance: 196 | Time: 05:35/06:50 | Halts: 16 | Avg Speed: 35/28

56035/56036 Tiruchendur – Tirunelveli – Tiruchendur Daily Passenger (SR)

  • 56035 TEN passenger will run from Tiruchendur TCN to Tirunelveli TEN everyday. Timetable: TCN departure: 1025, TEN arrival: 1215.
  • 56036 TCR passenger will run from Tirunelveli TEN to Tiruchendur TCN everyday. Timetable: TEN departure: 1515, TEN arrival: 1715.

Composition: 09 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Second, 02 SLRs (15 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kayalpattinam, Arumuganeri, Kurumbur, Kachchanavilai, Nazareth, Alwartirunagar, Srivaikuntam, Thathankulam, Seyduganallur, Palayamkottai.

56665/56666 Kasargod – Byndoor Mookambika Road – Kasargod Daily Passenger (SR)

  • 56665 KGQ passenger will run from Kasargod KGQ to Byndoor Mookambika Road BYNR everyday. Timetable: KGQ departure: 0640, KMQ: 0651, MJS: 0709, ULL: 0718, MAJN: 0805, SL: 0842, PDD: 0915, UD: 0938, KUDA: 1035, BIJR: 1108, BYNR arrival: 1150.
  • 56666 BYNR passenger will run from Byndoor Mookambika Road BYNR to Kasargod KGQ everyday. Timetable: BYNR departure: 1305, SEN: 1326, KUDA: 1338, UD: 1410, PDD: 1448, SL: 1531, MAJN: 1650, ULL: 1715, MJS: 1725, UAA: 1733, KGQ arrival: 1810.

Composition: 14 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (16 coaches)

Route and Stoppage: Kumbla, Uppala, Manjeshwar, Ulall, Mangalore Jn, Thokur, Surathkal, Mulki, Nandikoor, Padubidri, Innaje, Udupi, Barkur, Kundapura, Senapura, Bijoor.

Type: Passenger | Fare: Ordinary | Distance: 175 km | Time: 05:05 | Halts: 17 | Avg Speed: 34

Major Changes in Timings of Trains Running in SR Territory

12676 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Kovai Express (SR)

Present timings in brackets. New timings to be effective from September 01 2014.

Coimbatore CBE: 1455 (1420), TUP: 1535 (1500), ED: 1625 (1550) SA: 1715 (1640) JTJ: 1855 (1825), KPD: 2005 (1935) AJJ: 2055 (2025), Chennai Central MAS: 2225 (2145).

16526 Bangalore City – Kanniyakumari Island Express (SWR)

Present (old) timings in brackets. New timings to be effective from September 01 2014. Strikethrough stations will be deleted (stoppage removed) from October 01 possibly. Until then they will continue to have halts at new timings.

New Timetable/Timings of 16526 Island Express in SR: Bangalore City SBC: 2000 (2140), SA: 0030 (0230), ED: 0130 (0345), Coimbatore CBE: 0315 (0530), Palakkad PGT: 0435 (0650), Ottappalam: (0715), Wadakkanchery WKI: (0755), Thrissur TCR: 0555 (0817), Pudukkad (0838), Irinjalakkuda (0848), Chalakkudi (0900), Angamali (0920), Aluva AWY: 0654 (0935), Ernakulam Town ERN: 0735 (1020), Trippunithura (1037), Piravom Road (1045), Kottayam KTYM: 0900 (1130), Changanassery CGY (1150), Thiruvalla TRVL: 0930 (1200), Changannur CNGR: 0940 (1210), Mavelikkara 0952 (1225), Kayamkulam KYJ: 1005 (1242), Karunagapally 1021 (1255), Sasthamkotta 1031 (1305), Kollam QLN: 1105 (1340), Paravur: 1118 (1355), Varkala Sivagiri: 1128 (1410), Kadakkavur: 1138 (1420), Chirayinkeezhu 1143 (1425), Kazhakoottam: 1158 (1438), Trivandrum Petta: 1205 (1450), Trivandrum Central TVC: 1250 (1545), Neyyattinkara 1310 (1604), Dhanuvachapuram 1316 (1610), Parassala 1322 (1616), Kuzhithurai West 1327 (1623), Kuzhithurai 1334 (1632), Palliyadi 1341 (1640), Eraniel 1351 (1700), Nagercoil Jn NCJ: 1435 (1742), Kanniyakumari CAPE arrival: 1515 (1805).

Speeded up by 70 minutes and 12 stops removed! Finally the curse has been lifted and the Island Express is a proper express again! This train (and its passengers) have been suffering for way too long a time! Bad news for those (season ticket holders) who were using this as a commuter train between Thrissur and Ernakulam and as a day train though Kerala, encroaching reserved compartments. No changes for 16525 Kanniyakumari Bangalore Island Express have been announced yet.

In addition to this, around 160 stoppages of various trains running in Southern Railway will be deleted. Click here for details.

16382 Kanniyakumari – Mumbai CST Jayanti Janata Express (SR)

16382, the other “Kanniyakumari Express” and crawler has also been speeded up! It now takes 1 hour 10 minutes less from Kanniyakumari CAPE to Ernakulam Town! It departs CAPE at 0655 instead of 0545 earlier, arriving at ERN at the same same time (1330) as it used to before. Again, blow to people who were using this as a officer commuter train between Trivandrum and Kollam in the mornings. New Timetable:

CAPE: 0655 (0545), NCJ: 0715 (0610), NYY: 0815 (0715), TVC: 0855 (0805), QLN: 1005 (0925), KTYM: 1205 (1150), ERN: 1330 (1330).

17236 Nagercoil Jn – Bangalore City Daily Express (SCR)

17236 used to take a ridiculous 16 hours and 40 min to cover the 670 km between Nagercoil and Bangalore before, thanks to a laughable 2 hours and 5 minutes that it was allotted to cover the 26 km from Rasipuram to Salem (It now does that distance in 30 min). Overall it has now been speeded up by a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes to leave Nagercoil at 1905 (instead of at 1625) and to arrive at Bangalore City at 0905 as it used to before everyday. New Timetable:

Nagercoil Jn NCJ: 1905 (1625), Tirunelveli TEN: 2055 (1745), Madurai MDU: 2350 (2050), Dindigul DG: 0055 (2230), Karur KRR: 0205 (2345), Namakkal NMKL: 0235 (0016), Rasipuram RASP: 0300 (0040), Salem SA: 0335 (0250), Hosur HSRA: 0700 (0700), BNC: 0830 (0830), Bangalore City SBC: 0905 (0905).

— To Be updated —

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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