Several long distance trains passing through Chennai Central are being diverted via link line without touching Shoranur station till October 16 in connection with doubling work between Shoranur and Karakkad stations, Southern Railway said.

Train No. 16859 Chennai Egmore — Mangalore Central Express will be cancelled between Palakkad Jn. and Mangalore Central from October 2 to 15. Train No. 16860 Mangalore Central — Chennai Egmore Express will be cancelled between Mangalore Central and Palakkad Jn. from October 3 to 16. These trains will run between Palakkad Jn. and Chennai Egmore only during the above period.

The diverted trains include the Korba — Thiruvananthapuram bi-weekly Express, Indore-Thiruvananthapuram Ahalyanagari weekly Express and the Barauni — Eranakulam Jn. Raptisagar weekly Express. These trains would be provided extra stoppage at Wadakkancherry and Ottapalam.

The Railways has arranged connection bus service for reserved passengers of Train No. 16605/16606 Mangalore Central — Nagarcoil Jn. Ernad Express between Kuttipuram and Thrissur. 

Similar arrangement will also be made available for the reserved passengers of Train No. 13351 Dhanbad /Tata Nagar — Alapuzha Express, 17230 Hyderabad — Kochuveli Sabari Express, Train No. 12511 Gorakhpur — Thiruvananthapuram Central Raptisagar Express, 16327 Korba-Thiruvananthapuram Central Express, 12521 Barouni — Ernakulam Jn Express and Train No. 16325 Indore — Thiruvananthapuram Central Express between Ottappalam/Wadakkanchery and Shoranur. 

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