Summer Special Trains 2014 via Konkan Railway, Kerala and Tamil Nadu

Indian Railways have announced relatively few summer holiday special trains to Kerala and on the Konkan Railway this year in 2014. Central Railway has announced some special trains on the Konkan (Karnataka) from Mumbai to Goa and onwards to Mangalore and Kerala. Southern Railway will run some joke train for the sake of it including Premium special trains from Trivandrum to Chennai and Delhi and a normal express from Chennai to Tirunelveli via Salem. But as it is always, there is no special train on one of the most in-demand routes in the country, from Kerala to Bangalore. This is a route where people are ready to pay anything to travel, and even a premium special train on the Bangalore – Ernakulam route would’ve sold out in a matter of hours, minting money for the railways. But then, the private bus mafia has to prosper, right? Who cares a damn about the people who are suffering.

Here are the details of summer holiday special trains run by Indian Railways on the Konkan Railway route (by Central Railway) and through Tamil Nadu and between TN and Kerala by Southern Railway. Click on the train number to view details of the special trains such as timetable, seat availability etc. Funnily, Trivandrum division seems to be running all the premium trains for SR this time, though they are all flops.

Summer Specials via Konkan from Mumbai to Goa, Kerala.

01065/01066 Mumbai LTT – Ernakulam – Mumbai LTT Weekly Summer Special (CR)

  • 01065 special will leave from Mumbai Kurla LTT to Ernakulam ERS at 1320 on Tuesdays April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and 10 2014. Timings: TNA: 1349, PNVL: 1445, RN: 2050, MAO: 0155 (Wed), MAJN: 0845, CAN: 1155, CLT: 1345, SRR: 1610, TCR: 1650, ERN: 1820, arrives ERS at 1900 (Wed).
  • 01066 special will leave from Ernakulam ERS to Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus LTT at 2330 on Wednesdays April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4 and 11 2014. Timings: TCR: 0050, SRR: 0140, CLT: 0325, CAN: 0500, MAJN: 0800, MAO: 1255, RN: 1805, PNVL: 0125 (Fri), TNA: 0220, arrives LTT at 0310 (Fri).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Class Coaches, 03 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (17 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon, Karwar, Murdeshwar, Bhatkal, Mookambika Road (Byndoor), Kundapura, Udupi, Mangalore Jn. (Kankanadi), Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikode, Tirur, Kuttippuram, Shoranur, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town (North).

01068/01069 Mumbai LTT – Tirunelveli – Mumbai LTT Weekly Summer Special (CR)

  • 01067 special will leave from Mumbai Kurla LTT to Tirunelveli TEN via Thiruvananthapuram at 1420 on Fridays May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 2014. Timings: TNA: 1450, PNVL: 1535, RN: 2050, MAO: 0155 (Sat), MAJN: 0845, CAN: 1155, CLT: 1345, SRR: 1610, TCR: 1650, ERN: 1820, KTYM: 2010, TVC: 2315, NJT: 0045 (Sun), arrives TEN at 0225 (Sun).
  • 01068 special will leave from Tirunelveli TEN to Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus LTT via Trivandrum at 0755 on Sundays May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8 2014. Timings: NJT: 0925, TVC: 1100, KTYM: 1450, ERN: 1620, TCR: 1745, SRR: 1855, CLT: 2130, CAN: 2310, MAJN: 0145 (Mon), MAO: 0820, RN: 1225, PNVL: 1815, TNA: 1852, arrives LTT at 1930 (Mon).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Class Coaches, 03 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (17 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Same as those of 01066/7 (above) + Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Neyyattinkara, Kuzhithurai, Eraniel, Nagercoil Town, Valliyur.

Composition for 01066/7/8/9: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 2 tier cum AC 3 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper class, 03 General Second Class, 02 SLRs (18 coaches).

01001/01002 Mumbai LTT – Karmali – Mumbai LTT Thursdays AC Specials (CR)

  • 01001 Summer Special AC Express will leave from Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus LTT to Karmali KRMI Goa at 0055 on all Thursdays in April, May and on June 05 2014. Timings: PNVL: 0205, ROHA: 0400, RN: 0700, arrives KRMI at 1100.
  • 01002 Summer Special AC Express will leave from Karmali KRMI Goa to Mumbai LTT at 1400 all Thursdays in April, May and on June 5 2014. Timings: RN: 1700, ROHA: 2105, PNVL: 2225, arrives LTT at 0020 (Fri).

Composition: 01 AC First Class, 03 AC 2 tier, 08 AC 3 tier, 01 AC Pantry Car, 02 EOG (15 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, Kudal.

01003/01004 Mumbai Dadar – Sawantwadi – Dadar Triweekly Day Summer Special (CR)

  • 01003 special train will leave from Mumbai Dadar Central DR to Sawantwadi Road SWV at 0750 on all Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays from April 11 to June 08 2014. Timings: PNVL: 0915, CHI: 1350, RN: 1545, KKW: 1752, arrives SWV at 1920.
  • 01004 special train will leave from Sawantwadi Road SWV to Mumbai Dadar Central DR at 0500 on all Wednesdays, Saturdays, Mondays from April 12 to June 09 2014. Timings: KKW: 0612, RN: 0845, CHI: 1032, PNVL: 1445, arrives DR at 1610.

Composition: 08 Second Class (Jan) Chair Cars, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (12 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Savarda, Sangameshwar Road, Ratnagiri, Adavali, Vilavade, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Zarap.

06314/06313 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin – Trivandrum Premium Summer Holiday Special (SR)

Another joke of a train which does not stop anywhere. If you want to go from Kerala to Mumbai, take a ticket to Vadodara and get down at Panvel or Vasai Road, where it will surely stop for technical reasons. Only special train from Kerala to North India.

  • 06314 premium special train will leave from Trivandrum Central TVC to Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin NZM at 0640 on Saturdays May 10, 17 2014. Timings: ERN: 1003, MAJN: 1705, MAO: 2230, BRC: 1555, KOTA: 2355, arrives NZM at 0710 (Mon).
  • 06313 premium special will leave from Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin NZM to Trivandrum Central TVC at 2350 on Mondays May 12, 19 2014. Timings: arrives TVC at 0030 (Thu).

Composition: 03 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (16 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Ernakulam Town (North), Mangalore Jn., Madgaon, Vadodara, Kota. (Unscheduled halts will be there at SRR, CAN, PNVL, BSR)

06336/06335 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Dibrugarh – Trivandrum Kochuveli Unreserved Summer Special (SR)

The record setting longest-distance covering special train is back, this time as an all-General Unreserved one! This train will consist of only General coaches with no reservation, obviously aimed at the huge migrant laborer populations in Kerala and TN. Horrible, considering a journey in a crammed general compartment for 3 days in this heat! An end-to-end journey in this train covering 4225 km in 90 hours (3 and a half days -add another 9 hours thanks to delays) should be counted as the ultimate survival test! Don’t even imagine the conditions inside this train. SR and TVC division, we salute you!

  • 06336 Unreserved special will leave from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at to Dibraugarh DRBG Assam at 2200 on Saturdays May 3, 17, 31, June 14, 28 2914. Timings: ERN: 0025, PGT: 0340, SA: 0800, MAS: 1345, BZA: 2055, VSKP: 0400 (Sun), BBS: 1105, ADRA: 1820, MLDT: 0350 (Mon), NJP: 0845, APDJ: 1400, GHY: 2050, DMV: 0235 (Wed), NTSK: 0840, arrives DBRG at 0955 (Wed).
  • 06335 Unreservd special will leave from Dibrugarh DRBG Assam to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL at 0015 on Thursdays May 8, 22, June 5, 19 and July 3 2014. Timings: NTSK: 0125, DMV: 0655, GHY: 1500, APDJ: 2010, NJP: 2355, MLDT: 0410 (Fri), ASN: 1035, HIJ: 1437, BBS: 1940, VSKP: 0345 (Sat), BZA: 0910, MAS: 1815, SA: 2300, PGT: 0315 (Sun), ERN: 0640, arrives KCVL at 1140 (Sun).

Composition: 21 General Second Class Unreserved Coaches, 02 SLRs (23 coaches) No reservations.

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Chennai Central, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Chirala, Tenali, New Guntur, Vijayawada, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam Road, Palasa, Brahmapur, Chatrapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Hijili, Midnapore, Bankura, Adra Jn., Asansol, Durgapur, Rampurhat, Malda Town, Barsoi Jn., Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, Dhupguri, New Cooch Behar, New Alipurduar, Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon Jn., Goalpara Town, Kamakhya, Guwahati, Jagiroad, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lumding, Diphu, Dimapur, Furkating, Mariani, Simaluguri, Namrup, Naharkatia, Duliajan, New Tinsukia.

Summer Specials from Chennai to Kerala and Rest of Tamil Nadu 2014.

06312/06311 Trivandrum Central – Chennai Central – Trivandrum Central Premium Superfast Summer Holiday Special (SR)

Can be booked only through IRCTC, no refund on cancelation, dynamic pricing. Runs on the same days as the AC Super Express. This will be another of SR’s flop shows.

  • 06312 Premium SF special will leave from Trivandrum Central TVC to Chennai Central MAS at 1900 on Wednesdays April 23, 30 2104. Timings: QLN: 1958, KTYM: 2118, ERN: 2235, PGT: 0103, CBE: 0225, arrives MAS at 0910 (Thu).
  • 06311 Premium SF special will leave from Chennai Central MAS to Trivandrum Central TVC at 1830 on Thursdays April 24, May 01 2014. Timings: CBE: 0055, PGT: 0203, ERN: 0420, KTYM: 0515, QLN: 0640, arrives TVC at 0840 (Fri).

Composition: 02 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 11 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (17 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Palakkad, Coimbatore.

06746 Tirunelveli – Chennai Central One Way Summer Special Express (SR)

This was announced as a Premium train which was withdrawn and replaced by this due to “low patronage”.

  • 06746 one-way special express will leave from Tirunelveli TEN to Chennai Central MAS via Salem at 0635 on Friday April 25 2014. Timings: MDU: 1150, SA: 1525, arrives MAS at 1955 (Fri).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 06 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (19 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Vanchi Maniyachchi, Kovilpatti, Satur, Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Karur, Mohanur, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Salem, Bommidi, Morappur, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi, Gudiyattam, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Perambur.

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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