Staff Reporter

To clear extra rush of passengers

Coimbatore: The Southern Railway will run a winter special train on the Chennai–Coimbatore– Chennai sector during the festive season from this October to February 2008 to clear extra rush of passengers in view of Ramzan, Pooja holidays, Deepavali, Christmas and New Year.

Train number 0625 will leave Chennai Central at 22.20 hours on all Wednesdays and Fridays to reach Coimbatore at 8.15 hours the next day.

In the return direction, train number 0626 would leave Coimbatore at 23.45 hours on all Thursdays and Saturdays to reach Chennai at 9.15 hours the next day.

The first service from Chennai will be on October 3 and the last service will be on February 6, 2008. The first service from Coimbatore will be on October 4 and the last service will be on February 7, 2008.

The train will have one AC two-tier coach, two AC three-tier coaches, 10 sleeper class coaches, one first class coach, three general second class coaches and two luggage-cum-brake vans. The train would stop at Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Erode, Tirupur and train number 0626 would stop at Perambur also.

Hubli-Kochuveli train

The South Western Railway will run a winter special train on the Hubli-Kochuveli-Hubli sector from this October to January next.

A release from the Southern Railway–Palakkad division said train number 0671 Hubli-Kochuveli special would leave Hubli at 13.45 hours on all Tuesdays to reach Kochuveli at 16.30 hours the next day.

In the return direction, train number 0672 Kochuveli–Hubli special would leave Kochuveli at 12.45 hours on all Thursdays to reach Hubli at 13.50 hours the next day.

First service

The first service from Hubli would be on October 2 and the last service would be on January 29, 2008.

The first service from Kochuveli would be on October 4 and the last service would on January 31, 2008, the release said.

The train would have one AC two-tier coach, one AC three-tier coach, six sleeper class coaches and four general second class coaches and two luggage-cum-brake vans.

The special train would stop at Tiruvananthapuram, Varkala, Quilon, Kayamkulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Changanacherry, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town, Alwaye, Thrissur, Ottappalam, Palakkad, Podanur, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Hosur, Banasawadi, Yeswanthpur, Tumkur, Tiptur, Ariskere, Birur, Devangere, Harihar, Ranibennur and Haveli.

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