Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: The frequency of Train No. 2997/2998 Tirunelveli-Hapa-Tirunelveli Express will be increased to twice a week from a weekly service with effect from May 4.

Train No.2997 Tirunelveli-Hapa Express will now run on Tuesdays in addition to Mondays. In the return direction, Train No. 2998 Hapa-Tirunelveli Express will run on Saturdays in addition to Fridays.

Change in train services

Owing to non-interlocked work in connection with doubling on the Coimbatore-Irugur section, there will be a change in train services from May 3 to 5.

The following trains running via Coimbatore Junction will run via Irugur-Podanur and not touch Coimbatore Junction on these days. These trains will instead stop at Podanur, a Railway release here on Friday said.

The trains are 6381/6382 Mumbai-Kanyakumari-Mumbai Express; 6315/6316 Bangalore-Kochuveli-Bangalore Express; 6865/6866 Tiruchirapalli-Ernakulam-Tiru chirapalli Express; 2257/2258 Yeshwantpur-Kochuveli-Yeshwantpur Express; 063 Chennai Central-Mangalore Special; 0633 Chennai Central-Kochuveli Special; 2626/2625 New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Express; 6526/6525 Bangalore-Kanyakumari-Bangalore Express; 6327/6328 Korba-Thiruvananthapuram-Korba Express; 2511/2512 Gorakhpur-Thiruvananthapuram-Gorakhpur Express; 6325 Indore-Thiruvananthapuram Express; 7230/7229 Hyderabad-Thiruvananthapuram-Hyderabad Express; 6107/6108 Chennai Egmore-Mangalore-Chennai Egmore Express; 3351/3352 Tatanagar-Alleppey-Tatanagar Express; 6324 Shalimar-Thiruvananthapuram Express; 2677/2678 Bangalore-Ernakulam- Bangalore Express; 887P/888P Tiruchirapalli-Palghat Town-Tiruchirapalli Passengers; 6627/6628 Chennai Central-Mangalore-Chennai Central Express; 2695/2696 Chennai Central-Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Central Express; 2659 Nagercoil-Shalimar Express; 6687 Mangalore-Jammu Tawi Express; 2507 Ernakulam-Guwahati Express; 0644 Kochuveli-Tiruchirapalli Special; 0638 Ernakulam-Chennai Central Special; 6309 Ernakulam-Patna Express and 2643 Thiruvananthapuram-Nizamuddin Express.

The following trains terminating at/originating from Coimbatore junction will be dealt with at Peelamedu:

Train No. 1013/1014 Lokmanya Tilak-Coimbatore-Lokmanya Tilak Express; 607/608 Erode-Coimbatore-Erode Passengers; 2675/2676 Chennai Central-Coimbatore-Chennai Central Kovai Express and 383/384Nagercoil-Coimbatore-Nagercoil Passengers.

All other trains will run as per schedule, the release said.