Southern Railway will operate the following special trains via Tiruchi to clear the extra rush of passengers on account of Christmas, New Year, Irumudi, Thaipoosam and Pongal festivals:

Nagercoil – Chennai Egmore (06748) superfast special (via Tiruchi, Vriddhachalam) will leave Nagercoil at 5 p.m.on November 25, December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and January 6, 13 and 20, 2013 and will reach Chennai Egmore at 6.05 a.m. the next day. Chennai Egmore – Nagercoil special (06747) will leave Chennai Egmore at 2.35 p.m. on November 26, December 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and January 7, 14 and 21, 2013 and will reach Nagercoil at 5.30 a.m. the next day.

Tirunelveli – Chennai Central special (06750 ) (via Tiruchi, Erode, Salem) will leave Tirunelveli at 4 p.m. November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27 and January 3, 10 and 17, 2013 and will reach Chennai Central at 9.20 a.m. the next day. Chennai Central – Tirunelveli superfast (06749) will leave Chennai Central at 10.30 p.m. on November 30, December 7, 14, 21 and 28; and January 4, 11 and 18, 2013 and will reach Tirunelveli at 2 p.m. the next day.

Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore special (06802 ) (via Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai) will leave Tiruchi at 7.30 p.m. on November 26; December 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and January 7, 14 and 21, 2013 and will reach Chennai Egmore at 4.20 a.m. the next day. Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi superfast (06801) will leave Chennai Egmore at 10.45 p.m. on November 29; December 6, 13, 20, and 27; and January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013 and will arrive at Tiruchi at 6 a.m. the next day.

Chennai Egmore - Tuticorin special (06035) (via Mayiladuthurai, Thanjavur, Tiruchi) will leave Chennai Egmore at 10.45 p.m. on November 27; December 4, 11, 18, and 25; and January 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2013 and will reach Tuticorin at 12.50 p.m. the next day.

Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore superfast (06036) will leave Tuticorin at 6.15 p.m. on November 28, December 5, 12, 19, and 26, and January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2013 and will reach Chennai Egmore at 7.20 a.m. the next day.

Coimbatore – Chennai Egmore Special (06040) (via Erode, Karur, Tiruchi, Vriddhachalam) will leave Coimbatore at 3.40 p.m. on December 6, 13, 20 and 27; and January 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013 and will reach Chennai Egmore at 4.15 a.m. the next day. Chennai Egmore – Coimbatore weekly special (06041) (via Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchi, Karur, Erode) will leave Chennai Egmore at 2.40 p.m. December 7, 14, 21 and 28 and January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2013 and will reach Coimbatore at 2.30 p.m. the next day.

Advance reservation for the above trains commences on November 24, according to a Tiruchi Railway Division press release.

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