Southern Railway is introducing a daily service between Chennai Central and Palani starting October 1.
A press release said the inaugural special train No. 06002 will leave Palani at 16:00 hours on October 1 and arrive in Chennai Central at 02.30 hours. The regular service of the train No.16001 Chennai Central – Palani daily express will commence on October 1, and that of train No. 16002 Palani – Chennai Central will commence on October 2.
Train No. 16001 Chennai Central – Palani daily express will leave Chennai Central at 21:00 hours and arrive in Palani at 8:00 hours the next day.
Train 16002 Palani – Chennai Central Express will leave Palani at 18:00 hours and arrive at Chennai Central at 04:50 hours the next day. The composition of the train will be 1 AC 2-tier, 1 AC 3-tier, 7 Sleeper Class, 6 General Second Class and 2 Luggage-cum-break van coaches.
The trains will stop at Arakonnam, Katpadi, Gudiyattam, Jolarpettai, Salem, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Akkaraipatti, Oddanchatram and Chatrappatti. Train no. 16002 will stop at Perambur too.