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Southern Railway to run Nilgiri Summer Special Trains

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a popular tourist attraction for tourists travelling from Mettupalayam to Coonoor and Ooty.  This unique Meter Gauge section which has been conferred with Heritage status by UNESCO runs on ‘Rack and Pinion System’ through the virgin hills of Western Ghats.  The 28 kms stretch between Mettupalayam – Coonoor covered on the heritage steam train gives the tourists a life time experience and rekindles the romance of train journeys.

Based on the directives of Chairman, Railway Board and General Manager, Southern Railway, Heritage Steam ‘Nilgiri Summer Special Trains’ will be run between Mettupalayam – Coonoor from 31.03.2018 to 24.06.2018 to the following timings.

Description of Train

Departure

Arrival

Days of Service

Train No.06171

Mettupalayam – Coonoor

Special Train

 09.10 (Mettupalayam)

 12.30

(Coonoor)

On Saturdays & Sundays

from 31.03.2018

to 24.06.2018

Train No.06172

Coonoor – Mettupalayam

Special Train

 13.30

(Coonoor)

 16.20 (Mettupalayam)

On Saturdays & Sundays

from 31.03.2018

to 24.06.2018

Southern Railway has made elaborate arrangements to make this travel a pleasant memory of life time with Value Added Services such as a Welcome Kit, a Souvenir, on-board refreshments, etc.  The all inclusive fare for the services will be as follows.

From

To

First Class

Second Class

Adult fare Child fare Adult fare Child fare

Mettupalayam

Coonoor

Rs.1100/-

Rs.650/-

Rs.800/-

Rs.500/-

Coonoor

Mettupalayam

Rs.1100/-

Rs.650/-

Rs.800/-

Rs.500/-

Advance reservations for the above services will commence at 08.00 hrs. on 14.03.2018.

TRAINS TO RUN AS USUAL

Changes in train services (diversion of Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur – Chennai Egmore express trains between Tiruchchirappalli – Dindigul via Karur on 14th & 28th March, 2018 and other changes) were announced due to Line Block / Power Block for commissioning the second broad gauge line between Kalpattichatram – Tamaraipadi railway stations in Madurai Division.

The Line Block / Power Block has been cancelled.  Hence, trains will run as usual.

Train No.16127 / 16129 Chennai Egmore – Guruvayur / Tuticorin express leaving Chennai Egmore on 14.03.2018 and Train No.16128 / 16130 Guruvayur / Tuticorin – Chennai Egmore express reaching Dindigul on 14.03.2018 will not be diverted via Karur.  They will run via Manaparai as scheduled.

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