The Southern Railway will introduce Velankanni Express, a new link express service between Chennai Egmore and Velankanni starting from June 22.
According to a release, the Chennai Egmore - Velankanni Daily (Link) (16185) Express will leave Chennai Egmore at 11.15 p.m. and reach Velankanni at 7.45 a.m. the next day.
In return direction, the train (16186) will leave Velankanni at 8.45 p.m. and reach Chennai Egmore at 5.25 a.m., the next day via Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Melmaruvathur, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Tiruppadiripuliyur, Cuddalore Port Junction, Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Mayiladuthurai, Peralam, Tiruvarur, and Nagapattinam. The link express will run with the Chennai Egmore-Karaikal-Chennai Egmore Kamban Express (16175/16176) between Chennai Egmore and Nagapattinam on both directions.
Advance reservation for the above trains will commence on Wednesday, the release said.