To provide onward connection for other trains

The Southern Railways has revised the timings of five trains operated in the Tiruchi-Mayiladuthurai, Karaikal-Nagapattinam, and Villupuram-Tiruchi sections with immediate effect. The revision has been effected to provide onward connection for other trains, according to railway sources.

The railways has advanced the departure time of Tiruchi-Mayiladuthurai Express (16234) from Tiruchi Junction to 12.50 p.m. from 1.00 p.m..

The train will reach Mayiladuthurai at 3.15 p.m. instead of 3.25 p.m.

This is to enable commuters proceeding to destinations beyond Mayiladuthurai to catch the Mayiladuthurai-Villupuram (56876) Passenger that leaves Mayiladuthurai at 3.25 p.m.

The departure of the Mayiladuthurai-Tiruchi Passenger (56823) from Mayiladuthurai has been advanced to 7.35 p.m. from 6 p.m. This will enable the passengers of the Bangalore-Karaikal Passenger, arriving at Mayiladuthurai at 7.30 p.m., to catch the 56823 train, which will reach Tiruchi at 11.15 p.m. instead of 9.20 p.m.

The Karaikal-Chennai Egmore Express (16176) too will leave Nagore Junction at 9 p.m. instead of 9.15 p.m., and Nagapattinam at 9.25 p.m. instead of 9.35 p.m., as per the revised timings.

This is to suit the Velankanni-Chennai Link Express.