Sabarimala Specials 2014-15 from Chennai, Bengaluru

Southern Railway (SR) has announced Special trains for the annual Sabarimala pilgrimage season (Mandalakaalam) falling in the months of November and December 2014 and January and February 2015. All these trains will be starting from Chennai with all except one pair (which terminates at Ernakulam) going to Trivandrum via Kottayam KTYM and Chengannur CGNR which are the primary stops for Sabarimala pilgrims. From these stations there will be regular services of KSRTC buses and private vehicles will also be available for hire until Pampa. It is recommended that Sabarimala pilgrims take the train because of eternal congestion on Kerala roads. The tables below provide a snapshot of the timetable, view below to see details for the Sabarimala Special trains. Click on the train number to view detailed Timetable, Seat Availability etc for these Sabarimala Specials. South Western Railway (SWR) has announced the usual premium superfast to run from Bangalore.

Those Sabarimala special trains running in December and January will also double up as Christmas/New Year special trains between Chennai and Kerala.

For Sabarimala Special Trains run by SCR from various stations of Telengana/Andhra Pradesh, Click Here.

Sabarimala Pilgrimate dates for 2014-15:

  • November 16 2014:  Mandalakaalam Starts, Nada opens
  • November 16 to December 27 2014: Madala Pooja Nada closes
  • December 30 2014 (Nada opens) to January 20 2015: Madala Pooja Mahotsavam
  • January 14 2015: Makara Vilakku 2015.
  • January 20 2015: Mandalakaalam ends, Nada closes.

Sabarimala/Christmas Specials from Chennai Towards Kerala (December)

DateDayTrain NoTypeDeparts MASArrives ERNArrives KTYMArrives CNGRArrives DSTN
Dec 01Monday06349Superfast15150230033504160630 KCVL
Dec 03Wednesday06351Superfast18150615072508001100 KCVL
Dec 04Thursday06347Superfast18150615072508001100 TVC
Dec 05Friday00653Premium22300905101010501245 KCVL
Dec 08Monday00651Premium16300215032004000620 KCVL
Dec 10Wednesday06351Superfast18150615072508001100 KCVL
Dec 11Thursday06347Superfast18150615072508001100 TVC
Dec 12Friday06355Superfast15150235033504160630 KCVL
Dec 15Monday06355Superfast15150235033504160630 KCVL
Dec 16Tuesday06359Superfast22301040114512151440 KCVL
Dec 17Wednesday06351Superfast18150615072508001100 KCVL
Dec 18Thursday06347Superfast18150615072508001100 TVC
Dec 19Friday00653Premium22300905101010501245 KCVL
Dec 22Monday06355Superfast15150235033504160630 KCVL
Dec 23Tuesday00655Premium22300905101010501245 TVC
Dec 25Thursday06347Superfast18150615072508001100 TVC
Dec 26 Dec 29Friday Monday06355Superfast15150235033504160630 KCVL
Dec 30Tuesday06359Superfast22301040114512151440 KCVL
Dec 31Wednesday06351Superfast18150615072508001100 KCVL
Jan 01Thursday06347Superfast18150615072508001100 TVC

Sabarimala/Christmas Specials from Kerala Towards Chennai (December)

* – These trains arrive on the next calendar day (post midnight) from the Starting Day/Date given here

DateDayTrain NoTypeDeparts SourceDeparts CNGRDeparts KTYMDeparts ERNArrives MAS
Dec 02Tuesday06352Superfast2020 KCVL222723100015*1235
Dec 03Wednesday06348Superfast2020 TVC222723100015*1235
Dec 04 Dec 07Thursday Sunday00652Premium2130 KCVL23300008*0120*1140
Dec 09Tuesday06352Superfast2020 KCVL222723100015*1235
Dec 10Wednesday06348Superfast2020 TVC222723100015*1235
Dec 11Thursday06356SuperFast2000 KCVL220022450010*1305
Dec 14Sunday06354SuperFast2020 KCVL222823100020*1255
Dec 16Tuesday06352Superfast2020 KCVL222723100015*1235
Dec 17Wednesday06348Superfast2020 TVC222723100015*1235
Dec 18Thursday06356Superfast2000 KCVL220022450010*1305
Dec 21 Dec 23Sunday Tuesday06354SuperFast2020 KCVL222823100020*1255
Dec 24Wednesday06348Superfast2020 TVC2227231000151235
Dec 25Thursday06356Superfast2000 KCVL220022450010*1305
Dec 30Tuesday06352Superfast2020 KCVL2227231000151235
Dec 31Wednesday06348Superfast2020 TVC2227231000151235

00653/00654 Chennai Central – Trivandrum Kochveli – Chennai Central Premium Sabarimala Special (SR)

  • 00653 Premium Special will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL on November 18, December 05, 19 2014. Timetable: Departs MAS: 2230, PGT: 0620, ERN: 0910, KTYM: 1015, CNGR: 1053, QLN: 1138, arrives KCVL: 1245.
  • 00654 Premium Special will run from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL to Chennai Central MAS on November 15, 22, 29 2014. Timetable: Departs KCVL: 2215, QLN: 2313, CNGR: 0015, KTYM: 0053, ERN: 0205, KPD: 1025, arrives MAS: 1225.

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 14 Sleeper Class Coaches, 02 SLRs (21 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Chengannur, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Palakkad (00563 only), Katpadi (00654 only).

00655 Chennai Central – Trivandrum Kochuveli One Way Premium Christmas Special (SR)

  • 00655 premium special will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Central TVC on Tuesday December 23 2014 only. Timetable, Route and Stoppages: Departs MAS: 2230, arrives Palakkad PGT: 0620, Ernakulam Town ERN: 0905, Kottayam KTYM: 1010, Chengannur CNGR: 1050, Kollam QLN: 1135, TVC: 1245

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 14 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (21 coaches).

06348/06347 Trivandrum Central – Chennai Central – Trivandrum Sabari/Christmas Special (SR)

  • 06348 special will run from Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC to Chennai Central MAS on Wednesdays November 19, 26, December 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 2014, January 07, 14 2015. Timetable: Departs TVC: 2020 (Wed), QLN: 2123, CNGR: 2227, KTYM: 2310, ERN: 0015 (Thu), TCR: 0203, PGT: 0325, CBE: 0510, SA: 0650, JTJ: 0847, KPD: 1020, arrives MAS: 1235.
  • 06347 special will run from Chennai Central MAS to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC on Thursdays November 20, 27, December 04, 11, 18, 25, January 01, 08, 15 2015. Timetable: Departs MAS: 1815 (Thu), KPD: 2010, JTJ: 2125, SA: 2320, CBE: 0210 (Fri), PGT: 0330, TCR: 0453, ERN: 0620, KTYM: 0730, CNGR: 0802, QLN: 0945, arrives TVC: 1100 (Fri).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 11 Sleeper Class, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (19 coaches).

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

06355 Chennai Central – Trivandrum Kochuveli SF Sabarimala/Christmas Special (SR)

  • 06355 special will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL on Fridays, Mondays December 12, 15, 22, 26, 29 2014, January 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19 2015. Timetable: Departs MAS: 1515, KPD: 1705, JTJ: 1920, ED: 2055, CBE: 2240, PGT: 0005, TCR: 0113, ERN: 0235, KTYM: 0340, CNGR: 0418, QLN: 0530, arrives KCVL: 0630.

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3-tier, 14 Sleeper Class, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (23 coaches).

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

06354 & 06356 Chennai Central – Trivandrum Kochuveli SF Sabarimala Specials (SR)

  • 06354 special will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL on Sundays, Tuesdays December 14, 21, 23 2014, January 04, 06, 11, 13, 18 2015. Timetable: Departs KCVL: 2020, CNGR: 2228, KTYM: 2310, ERN: 0020, TCR: 0142, ED: 0645, KPD: 1035, arrives MAS: 1255.
  • 06356 special will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL on Thursdays December 11, 18, 25 2014, January 01, 08, 15 2015. Timetable: Departs KCVL: 2000, QLN: 2100, CNGR: 2200, KTYM: 2245, ERN: 0010, TCR: 0133, ED: 0655, KPD: 1040, arrives MAS: 1305.

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 14 Sleeper Class, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (23 coaches).

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

06352/06351 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Chennai Central – Kochuveli Sabarimala/Christmas Special (SR)

  • 06352 special train will run from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL to Chennai Central MAS on Tuesdays December 02, 09, 16, 30 2014. Timetable: Departs KCVL: 2020 (Tue), QLN: 2123, CNGR: 2227, KTYM: 2310, ERN: 0015 (Wed), TCR: 0203, PGT: 0325, CBE: 0510, SA: 0650, JTJ: 0847, KPD: 1020, arrives MAS: 1235 (Wed).
  • 06351 special train will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL on Wednesdays December 03, 10, 17, 31 2014. Timetable: Departs MAS: 1815 (Wed), KPD: 2010, JTJ: 2125, SA: 2320, CBE: 0210 (Thu), PGT: 0330, TCR: 0453, ERN: 0620, KTYM: 0730, CNGR: 0802, QLN: 0945, arr KCVL 1100 (Thu).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 14 Sleeper Class, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (23 coaches).

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

06360/06359 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Chennai Central – Kochuveli Sabarimala Special (SR)

  • 06360 special train will run from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL to Chennai Central MAS on Mondays December 15, 22, 29 2014, January 05, 12, 19 2015. Timetable: Departs KCVL: 2115 (Mon), QLN: 2215, CNGR: 2314, KTYM: 2353, ERN: 0105 (Tue), CBE: 0535, SA: 0750, KPD: 1040, arrives MAS: 1300 (Tue).
  • 06359 special train will run from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL on Tuesdays December 16, 23, 30 2014, January 06, 13, 20 2015. Timetable: Departs MAS: 2230 (Tue), KPD: 0020 (Wed), ED: 0430, PGT: 0800, ERN: 1040, KTYM: 1145, CNGR: 1217, QLN: 1310, arrives KCVL: 1440 (Wed).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 14 Sleeper Class, 02 SLRs (21 coaches).

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

02657/02658 | 02662 Bangalore Cantonment – Trivandrum Central – Bangalore Premium SF | SF Express Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year Specials (SWR)

One of IR’s most successful premium. Returns on some days as Express. Skips Coimbatore both ways.

  • 02657 premium special will run from Bengaluru Cantonment BNC to Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC on December 15, 20, 25, 27, 29 2014, January 03, 12 2015. Timetable: Departs BNC: 1915, BWT: 2017, TCR: 0316, ERN: 0438, KTYM: 0540, CNGR: 0602, arrives TVC: 0820.
  • 02658 premium | 02662 SF Express specials will run from Thiruvananthapuram Central TVC to Bengaluru Cantonment BNC on Sundays & Tuesdays December 16, 21, 26, 28, 30 2014, January 04, 13 2015. Timetable: Departs TVC: 1845, CNGR: 2030, KTYM: 2107, ERN: 2220, TCR: 2322, BWT: 0702, arrives BNC: 0810.

Route and Stoppages: Bangarapet, Erode (02662 only), Thrissur, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Chengannur, Kollam (02662 only).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 09 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (15 coaches)

06306/06305 Nagercoil – Mangalore Jn. – Nagercoil Sabarimala/Christmas Special (SR)

  • 06306 special train will run from Nagercoil Jn NCJ to Mangalore Jn MAJN via Kottayam on Sunday  December 28 2014 only. Timetable: Departs NCJ: 2100 (Sun), TVC: 2220, QLN: 2320, CNGR: 0023 (Mon), KTYM: 0105, ERN: 0230, TCR: 0340, SRR: 0445, CLT: 0630, CAN: 0820, KGQ: 0955, arrives MAJN: 1115 (Mon).
  • 06305 special train will run from Mangalore Jn MAJN to Nagercoil Jn NCJ via Kottayam on Monday  December 29 only. Timings: Departs MAJN: 1330 (Mon), KGQ: 1415, CAN: 1600, CLT: 1810, SRR: 2010, TCR: 2051, ERN: 2230, KTYM: 2345, CNGR: 0030 (Tue), QLN: 0140, TVC: 0245, arrives NCJ: 0415 (Tue).

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

Route and Stoppages: Eraniel, Kulitturai, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Shoranur Jn., Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod.

— To Be Updated —

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