Sabarimala Season 2013-14 Special Trains – Southern Railway

The annual pilgrimage season (Mandalakkaalam) for 2013 – 2014 to the Sabarimala Sree Dharma Shastha temple (dedicated to Lord Ayyappa) in Kerala has started and Southern Railway (SR) has announced special train services for the benefit of Sabari pilgrims in November, December 2013 and January 2014. These trains will run through Tamil Nadu and Kerala and to Karnataka from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam via Kottayam and Chengannur and also between Nagercoil and Chennai and Trivandrum and Mangalore. What is especially surprising is that most of these trains are being run by the Trivandrum division. However, they are using one single rake to run all these services, all which run once in a week but together effectively they make one daily train, almost. Reservation for these trains will start on Wednesday November 20 2013. These trains will also double up as Winter, Christmas/New Year Special trains as well.

Click on the train number to view detailed schedule and timetable. The main alighting/boarding stations for Sabarimala pilgrims are Kottayam (KTYM) and Chengannur (CNGR) and the arriving/departing times of trains at these stations are highlighted in red.

SABARIMALA SPECIALS FROM CHENNAI

06001/06002 Chennai Central – Kollam – Chennai Central Weekly Superfast Specials (SR)

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06001 Sabarimala/Christmas Special Superfast express will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Kollam Jn QLN at 1515 on Mondays November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2013 and on January 6, 12, 20 2014.
    Timings: KPD: 1705, SA: 1950, CBE: 2245, PGT: 0005 (Tue), ERN: 0240, KTYM: 0345, CNGR: 0427, arrives QLN at 0545 (Tue).
  • 06002 Sabarimala/Christmas Special Superfast express will leave from Kollam Jn QLN to Chennai Central MAS at 1045 on Tuesdays November 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 2013 and January 7, 14, 21 2014.
    Timings: arrives MAS at 0345 (Wed).

Composition: ONE AC 3 tier, 05 Sleeper Class Coaches, 06 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (14 coaches)

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

06316/06315 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Chennai Central – Kochuveli Weekly Superfast Specials (SR)

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06316 Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year Superfast Special train will leave from Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli KCVL to Chennai Central MAS at 1435 on Fridays November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27 2013 and January 3, 10, 17, 24 2014.
    Timings: QLN: 1635, CNGR: 1732, KTYM: 1830, ERN: 2015, PGT: 2315, CBE: 0050 (Sat), SA: 0320, KPD: 0605, arrives MAS at 0830 (Sat).
  • 06315 Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year Superfast Special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1515 o­n Saturdays November 30, December 7, 14, 21, 28 2013 and January 4, 11, 18, 25 2014.
    Timings: KPD: 1705, SA: 1950, CBE: 2245, PGT: 0005 (Sun), ERN: 0240, KTYM: 0345, CNGR: 0427, QLN: 0545 arrives KCVL at 0650 (Sun).

Composition: TWO First Class (non-AC), 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 03 Sleeper Coaches, 03 Second Class Sitting, 06 General Second Unreserved, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur (06316 only).

06318/06317 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Chennai Central – Kochuveli Weekly Specials (SR)

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06318 Weekly Sabarimala/Christmas Special train will leave from Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli KCVL to Chennai Central MAS at 2015 on Mondays November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2013 and Jan 6, 12, 20 2014.
    Timings: QLN: 2123, CNGR: 2220, KTYM: 2255, ERN: 0025, PGT: 0400, CBE: 0505, SA: 0810, KPD: 1055, arrives MAS at 1315 (Tue).
  • 06317 Weekly Sabarimala/Christmas Special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1730 on Tuesdays November 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24 2013 and January 07, 14, 21 2014.
    Timings: arrives KCVL at 1030 (Wed).

Composition: TWO First Class (non-AC), 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 03 Sleeper Coaches, 03 Second Class Sitting, 06 General Second Unreserved, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur (06316 only).

06346/06345 Ernakulam – Chennai Central – Ernakulam Weekly Superfast Specials (SR)

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06346 weekly Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year Superfast Special train will leave from Ernakulam Jn ERS to Chennai Central MAS 1900 on Thursdays November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26 and January 2, 9, 16, 23 2014.
  • 06345 weekly Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year Superfast Special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Ernakulam Jn ERS at 1515 on Fridays November 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27 2013 and January 3, 10, 17, 14 2014.

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

Route and Stoppages: Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur (06346 only) .

06309 Chennai Egmore – Nagercoil Weekly Sabarimala Special (SR)

Route: Chennai Central – Coimbatore – Ernakulam Town – Kottayam – Trivandrum

  • 06309 Sabarimala/Christmas Special train will leave from Chennai Egmore MS to Nagercoil Junction NCJ at 1100 on Wednesdays November 27, December 04, 11, 18, 25 2013 and January 8, 15, 22 2014.
    Timings: MAS: 1205, SA: 1705, CBE: 2020, PGT: 2140, ERN: 0035 (Thu), KTYM: 0200, CNGR: 0245, QLN: 0350, TVC: 0515, arrives NCJ at 0655 (Thu).

Composition (06310 and 06309): ONE AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 08 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Chennai Central, Arakkonam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpettai, Morappur, Salem, Erode, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Mavelikara, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Neyyattinkara, Kulitturai, Eraniel.

SABARIMALA SPECIALS FROM BANGALORE

06314/06313 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Bangalore City – Kochuveli Fortnightly Specials (SR)

via Kottayam, Coimbatore, Salem, Dharmapuri, Hosur.

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06313 fortnightly Sabarimala/Christmas special train will leave from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL to Bangalore City Jn SBC at 2015 on alternate Thursdays November 14, 28, December 12, 26 2013 and January 9 2014.
    Timings: QLN: 2115, CNGR: 2215, KTYM: 2255, ERN: 0025 (Fri), TCR: 0202, PGT: 0340, CBE: 0505, SA: 0815, HSRA: 1210, arrives SBC at 1350 (Fri).
  • 06314 fortnightly Sabarimala/Christmas special train will leave from Bangalore City Jn SBC to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1520 on alternate Fridays November 15, 29, December 13, 27 2013 and January 10 2014.
    Timings: HSRA: 1630, SA: 2040, CBE: 0045 (Sat), PGT: 0210, TCR: 0335, ERN: 0510, KTYM: 0645, CNGR: 0720, QLN: 0905, arrives KCVL at 1030 (Sat).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, TWO AC 3 tier, 04 Sleeper Coaches, 06 Second Sitting Chair Car, 04 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

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

SABARIMALA SPECIALS THROUGH KERALA & MANGALORE

06304/06303 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Mangalore Junction – Kochuveli Weekly Specials (SR)

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 06304 weekly Sabarimala/Christmas Special train will leave from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL to Mangalore Jn MAJN at 1600 on Wednesdays November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 25 2013 and January 01, 08, 15, 22 2014.
    Timings: QLN: 1705, CNGR: 1810, KTYM: 1905, ERN: 2040, TCR: 2218, SRR: 2340, CLT: 0120 (Thu), CAN: 0250, arrives MAJN at 0515 (Thu).
  • 06303 weekly Sabarimala/Christmas special train will leave from Mangalore Junction MAJN to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 1205 on Thursdays November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 26 2013 and January 2, 9, 16, 23 2014.
    Timings: CAN: 1420, CLT: 1545, SRR: 1740, TCR: 1815, ERN: 1950, KTYM: 2115, CNGR: 2200, QLN: 2315, arrives KCVL at 0030 (Fri).

Composition: TWO First Class (non-AC), 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 03 Sleeper Coaches, 03 Second Class Sitting, 06 General Second Unreserved, 02 SLRs (18 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Aluva, Thrissur, Shoranur Jn. Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad, Kasaragod.

SABARIMALA SPECIALS TO NORTH INDIA

06336/06335 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Dibrugarh – Kochuveli Weekly Specials (SR)

via: Ernakulam – Chennai – Vizag – Bhubaneshwar – Durgapur – New Jalpaiguri – Guwahati – Dimapur.

  • 06336 Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year fortnightly special train will leave from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL Kerala to Dibrugarh DBRG Assam at 2015 on alternate Tuesdays November 19, December 3, 17, 31 2013 and January 14 2014.
    Timings: ERN: 0025 (Wed), PGT: 0340, SA: 0800, MAS: 1345, BZA: 2055, VSKP: 0400 (Thu), BBS: 1105, HIJ: 1530, ASN: 1950, MLDT: 0350 (Fri), NJP: 0845, APDJ: 1400, GHY: 2050, DMV: 0235 (Sat), NTSK: 0840, arrivesDBRG at 0955 (Sat).
  • 06335 Sabarimala/Christmas/New Year fortnightly special will leave from Dibrugarh DBRG Assam to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL Kerala at 0015 on alternate Sundays November 24, December 8, 22 2013 and January 5, 19 2014.
    Timings: NTSK: 0125, DMV: 0655, GHY: 1500, NBQ: 1825, APDJ: 2010, NJP: 2355, MLDT: 0410 (Mon), DGR: 0938, HIJ: 1437, BBS: 1940, VSKP: 0345 (Tue), BZA: 0950, MAS: 1815, SA: 2300, CBE: 0155 (Wed), ERN: 0640, arrives KCVL at 1145 (Wed).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 04 Sleeper Coaches, 06 Reserved Second Sitting Chair Cars, 06 General Second Class, 02 SLRs

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem Jn, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Chennai Central, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajamundhry, Samalkot, Vishakapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Hijli, Midnapore, Bankura, Adra, Asansol, Durgapur, Rampurhat, Malda Town, Barsoi, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, New Mal Jn., Hasimara, Alipurduar Jn., Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, Goalpara Town, Kamakhya, Guwahati, Jagi Road, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lumding, Diphu, Dimapur, Furcating, Mariani, Simaluguri, Namrup, Naharkatiya, Duliajan, New Tinsukia.

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