Onam 2014 Special Trains for Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Southern Railway will run a handful of namesake special trains in September 2014 on the occasion of the Onam festival in Kerala between various destinations in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and also Mangalore Jn (Kankanady). SWR has announced a Premium Special train between Bangalore and Trivandrum as well! It looks like even though Southern Railway is are desperately short of money, they really do not want to make use of the easiest money-spinner route in South India. Also, SCR and CR will also run a pair of special trains to Kerala, from Hyderabad and Mumbai (LTT) respectively.

This list also includes special trains by Southern Railway for the Vinayaka Chathurthi Long Weekend. Click on the train number to view full and detailed timetable. Note: Thiruvonam falls on September 07 2014 Sunday.

02657/02658 Bangalore Cantonment – Trivandrum Central – Bangalore Cantt. Premium Superfast Onam Special (SWR)

  • 02657 Premium SF special will leave from Bangalore Cantonment BNC to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC at 1915 on September 04, 05, 06, 07 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Timetable: ED: 2335, CBE: 0100 (Fr, Sa, Su, Mo), ERN: 0428, arrives TVC at 0820 (Fr, Sa, Su, Mo)
  • 02658 Premium SF special will leave from Trivandrum Central TVC to Bangalore Cantonment BNC at 1900 on September 05, 06, 07, 08 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday) 2014. Timetable: ERN: 2223, CBE: 0210 (Sa, Su, Mo, Tu), ED: 0330, arrives BNC at 0810 (Sa, Su, Mo, Tu).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 16 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (No General Class) (21 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Erode, Coimbatore, Ernakulam Town (North).

Finally, a sensible special train for Onam from Bangalore to Kerala! But a premium train with varying fares as per demand, no cancelation or Tatkal. No stops at Palakkad, Thrissur, Kottayam, Chengannur or Kollam. A premium train can have only 5 stops. As it arrives at 0100, the Coimbatore stop makes little sense. Instead, Erode should’ve been made a tech halt and Thrissur, Kottayam, Chengannur and Kollam should’ve been allowed as commercial stops. Else, It remains to be seen how good the patronage will be. And this is the same timetable the new Bangalore – Trivandrum Premium Superfast will follow. Sad that there is still no special train from Bangalore to North Kerala (Malabar). Book early to avoid increased rates!

06306/06305 Nagercoil – Mangalore Jn. – Nagercoil One Trip Onam Special (SR)

  • 06306 special train will leave from Nagercoil Jn NCJ to Mangalore Jn MAJN at 2100 on Sunday September 07 2014. Timings: TVC: 2245, KTYM: 0155 (Mon), ERN: 0325, TCR: 0440, SRR: 0605, CLT: 0745, CAN: 0940, KGQ: 1102, reaches MAJN at 1245 (Mon).
  • 06305 special train will leave from Mangalore Jn MAJN to Nagercoil Jn NCJ at 1445 on Monday September 08 2014. Timings: KGQ: 1526: CAN: 1645, CLT: 1810, SRR: 2010, ERN: 2210, KTYM: 2310, QLN: 0105 (Tue), TVC: 0230, reaches NCJ at 0550 (Tue).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Class Coaches, 03 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (20 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kuzhithura, Parassala, Neyyatinkara, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Varkala, Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Changanassery, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Shoranur Jn., Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod.

06346/06345 Ernakulam – Chennai Central – Ernakulam Superfast Onam Special (SR)

  • 06346 special will leave from Ernakulam Jn ERS to Chennai Central at 1900 on Thursdays September 04, 11 2014.  Timings: TCR: 2003, PGT: 2150, CBE: 2320, SA: 0145 (Fri), AJJ: 0552, reaches MAS at 0715 (Fri).
  • 06345 special will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Ernakulam Jn at 2230 on Fridays September 05, 12 2014. Timings: AJJ: 2330, SA: 0320 (Sat), CBE: 0640, PGT: 0745, TCR: 0910, reaches ERS at 1045 (Sat).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 11 Sleeper Coaches, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Permanur (06346 only)

06348 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Chennai Central – Trivandrum Onam Special (SR)

  • 06348 special train will leave from Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC to Chennai Central MAS at 1900 on September 03 2014 Wednesday. Timings: QLN: 2003, KTYM: 2135, ERN: 2240, TCR: 2355, PGT: 0210 (Thu), CBE: 0335, SA: 0610, KPD: 0925, reaches MAS at 1130 (Thu).
  • 06347 Onam special will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC at 1515 on September 04 2014 Thursday. Timings: arrives TVC at 0745 (Fri)

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (19 coaches).

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

06007/06008  Chennai Central – Thiruvananthapuram Central – Chennai Central Superfast Weekend Special (SR)

  • 06007 special will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC at 1815 on Thursday August 28 and Saturday September 06 2014. Timings: reaches TVC at 1100 (Fri)
  • 06008 special will leave from Trivandrum Central TVC to Chennai Central MAS at 2020 on Sunday August 31 and Friday September 05 2014. Timings: reaches MAS at 1235 (Mon).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class Coaches, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

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

00601 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Chennai Central Premium Superfast One Way Onam Special (SR)

Note: The earlier announced 00648 premium special has been canceled and is replaced with this one. Much better and sensible timings and stoppages.

  • 00601 Special will leave Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC to Chennai Central MAS at 1400 on Monday September 08 (day after Thiruvonam) only. Timings: QLN: 1459, KTYM: 1618, ERN: 1728, TCR: 1825, PGT: 2037, reaches MAS at 0600 (Tue).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleepers, 02 SLRs (19 coaches)

Route and Stoppages:  Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Thrissur, Palakkad.

06003/06004 Chennai Central – Mangalore – Chennai Superfast Onam Special (SR)

  • 06003 SF Onam special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Mangalore Jn MAJN at 1830 on Thursdays September 04, 11 2014. Timings: KPD: 2020, ED: 0010 (Fri), PGT: 0335, SRR: 0445, CLT: 0630, CAN: 0920, reaches MAJN at 1115 (Fri).
  • 06004 SF Onam special train will leave from Mangalore Jn. MAJN to Chennai Central MAS at 1445 on Fridays September 05, 12 2014. Timings: CAN: 1645, CLT: 1810, SRR: 2005, PGT: 2115, ED: 0020 (Sat), KPD: 0510, reaches MAS at 0745 (Sat).

Composition: 03 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Coaches, 02 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (22 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Shoranur, Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod.

06801/06802 Tiruchchirappalli – Mangalore – Trichy One Trip Onam Special (SR)

  • 06801 special will leave from Tiruchchirappalli Jn TPJ to Mangalore Jn MAQ at 1900 on Saturday September 06 2014 only. Timings: KRR: 2015, ED: 2150, CBE: 2350, PGT: 0110 (Sun), SRR: 0220, CLT: 0405, CAN: 0540, arrives MAJN at 0900 (Sun).
  • 06802 special will leave from Mangalore Jn MAJN to Tiruchchirappalli Jn TPJ at 1230 on Sunday September 07 2014 only. Timings: CAN: 1425, CLT: 1555, SRR: 1730, PGT: 1820, CBE: 1945, ED: 2115, KRR: 2215, arrives TPJ at 0020 (Mon).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (20 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Karur, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore Jn, Palakkad, Shoranur Jn., Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod.

07115/07116 Hyderabad – Trivandrum Kochuveli – Hyderabad One Trip Onam Special (SCR)

  • 07115 special will leave from Hyderabad Decan Nampally HYB to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1555 on Friday September 05 2014 only. Timetable: SC: 1625, arrives TVC at 0020 (Sun).
  • 07116 special will leave from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL to Hyderabad Decan Nampally HYB at 2030 on Sunday September 07 2014 only. Timetable: SC: 0345, arrives HYB at 0430 (Tue).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Class Coaches, 04 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (20 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Renigunta, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town (North), Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Mavelikara, Kayankulam, Kollam.

01067/01068 Mumbai LTT – Trivandrum Kochuveli – Mumbai LTT One Trip Onam Special (CR)

Return trip will provide a nice Onam “Uthradam Day Special Train” as it traverses Kerala during the day time. Unfortunately you will have to reserve in advance as there are no General coaches.

  • 01067 o­nam special will leave from Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus LTT to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1120 on Thursday September 04 2014 only. Timings: arrives KCVL at 2045 (Fri).
  • 01068 o­nam special will leave from Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli KCVL to Mumbai Kurla LTT at 0100 on Saturday September 06 2014 only. Timings: arrives LTT at 0800 (Sun).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 06 AC 3 tier, 09 Sleeper Class Coaches, 02 EOGs (19 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Thivim, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Udupi, Mangalore Jn, Kasaragod, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Jn (South), Alappuzha, Kayankulam, Kollam.

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.i


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