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Southern Railway’s Press Release on changes in pattern of Train Services due to Upgradation of Arakkonam Yard

Southern Railway Hqrs had issued a Press Release detailing diversion of trains till May 6th. However, as promised in the Press Meet by DRM/Chennai held on 20th April 2018, the few diversions that are there for the next few days are given below . We shall be giving such short Press Releases detailing the changes for the next few days every alternate day so that the changes are reflected date wise.

Major engineering works have been taken up for upgradation of Arakkonam yard. To facilitate these engineering works changes will be made in the pattern of train services as detailed below.

DIVERSION OF TRAINS

The following express trains will be run on diverted route as follows.

  • Train No.12970 Jaipur – Coimbatore express, scheduled to leave Jaipur on 24th April 2018 will skip the stoppages at Chennai Central and Arakkonam on 26th April 2018.  Instead, this train will be given a stoppage of 2 minutes at Tiruttani.
  • Train No.12552 Kamakhya – Yesvantpur express, scheduled to leave Kamakhya on 25th April 2018 will skip the stoppage at Chennai Central on 27th April 2018.  Instead, this train will be given a stoppage of 2 minutes at Tiruttani.
  • Train No.16351 Mumbai CSMT – Nagercoil express, scheduled to leave Mumbai CSMT on 28.04.2018 and run via Renigunta, Tiruttani, Arakkonam, Chengalpattu and Villupuram will be diverted to run via Renigunta, Tiruttani, Melpakkam, Katpadi, Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram.  Consequently, the train will skip the stoppages at Arakkonam, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, Melmaruvathur and Tindivanam on 29th April 2018.  Instead, the train will be given a stoppage of 2 minutes at Katpadi.
  • Train No.12680 Coimbatore – Chennai Central Intercity express scheduled to run via Katpadi and Arakkonam, will be rerouted to run via Katpadi, Melpakkam, Tiruttani and Arakkonam on 26.04.2018 & 27.04.2018.
  • Train No.12610 Bengaluru – Chennai Central express. scheduled to run via Katpadi and Arakkonam, will be rerouted via Katpadi, Melpakkam, Tiruttani and Arakkonam on 26.04.2018 & 27.04.2018.

Also, Train No.22403 Puducherry – New Delhi (via Chennai Egmore) Express, scheduled to leave Puducherry at 09.15 hrs. on 25.04.2018, has been rescheduled to leave Puducherry at 23.30 hrs. on 25.04.2018 (late by 14 hours and 15 minutes) due to late running of pairing train.

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