Southern Railways will run six special trains of total 94 services to clear extra rush of passengers during the coming Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple pilgrimage season from November 14 to January 19, 2010.
They are - train No.0653 Chennai-Quilon super fast express from November 14, 2009 to January 16, 2010 (Saturdays only); November 17 to January 12, 2010 (Tuesdays only) and November 19 to January 14, 2010 (Thursdays only).
Train no.0654, Quilon – Chennai Express from November 15 to January 17, 2010 (Sundays only); November 18 to January 13, 2010 (Wednesday only); November 20 to January 1, 2010 (Fridays).
Train. No.0655, Chennai –Quilon Super Fast Express from November 20 to January 15, 2010 (Fridays only).
Tr.No.0656, Quilon – Chennai Express from November 21 to January, 2010. (Saturdays only)
Tr.No.0671, Chennai – Quilon Super Fast Express from November 16 to January 18, 2010 (Mondays only).
Tr.No.0672, Quilon – Chennai Express from November 17 to January 19, 2010 (Tuesdays only).
With stoppages at Perambur (Quilon to Chennai trains only), Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tirupur, Podhanur, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Changanacheri, Mavelikkara and Kayamkulam, these trains will start from Chennai Central at 15:15 hrs to reach Kollam at 05:30 hrs on the following day.
In the return direction trains will start from Kollam at 12:00 hrs to reach Chennai Central at 04:00 hrs on the following day.