Kaveri Express

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Kaveri Express is a daily train running between Mysore and Chennai. This train is also known as the Mysore-Chennai Express. Numbered 16021/22, this train belongs to Southern Railway and is maintained at Chennai.

Relevance[edit]

This train is named after the River Kaveri, which passes close to Mysore. The train crosses the river near Srirangapatna.

History[edit]

This train was earlier a daily train running between Bangalore and Mysore in the opposite direction to that of Chamundi Express. To provide connectivity to Chennai from Mysore, this train was extended in 1999.

Coach Composition[edit]

This train has 14 Sleeper classes, two 3 tier AC, two 2 tier AC, 3 unreserved Bogies and 2 second Sitting cum luggage van from Mysore which sums to 23. At Bangalore City, the engine changes from diesel to electric.

Loco links[edit]

Chennai Central-Bangalore City=WAP 7 which belongs to Royapuram Electric loco shed or Lallaguda shed. Bangalore City-Mysore junction=WDP 4 or WDP 4B of Krishnarajapuram or Hubli shed.

Rake sharing[edit]

It shares its rake with Malgudi express which runs between Mysore-Yesvantpur

Timings[edit]

This train leaves Mysore daily at 20:30 hrs to reach Bangalore at 23:25 hrs. It leaves Bangalore at 23:45 to reach Chennai at 7:00 AM the next day.In return direction this train leaves Chennai at 21:00 hrs to reach Bangalore at 3:30 AM. It leaves Bangalore at 4:00 to reach Mysore at 6:50 AM. The train never departs from Bangalore on time, but rarely makes up for the same between Bangalore and Chennai.

Mysore Express route & schedule

       Station name (code)       Arrives   Departs Stop time        Distance travelled
  1. Chennai Central (MAS) Starts 21:00 0 0 km
  2. Tiruvallur (TRL) 21:33 21:35 2 min 42 km
  3. Arakkonam (AJJ) 22:03 22:05 2 min 69 km
  4. Anavardikhanpet (AVN) 22:18 22:20 2 min 81 km
  5. Sholinghur (SHU) 22:33 22:32 2 min 90 km
  6. Walajah Road Jn (WJR) 22:48 22:50 2 min 105 km
  7. Katpadi Jn (KPD) 23:13 23:15 2 min 130 km
  8. Ambur (AB) 23:53 23:55 2 min 182 km
  9. Jolarpettai (JTJ) 00:30 00:32 2 min 214 km
  10. Kuppam (KPN) 01:08 01:10 2 min 254 km
  11. Bangarapet (BWT) 01:38 01:40 2 min 292 km
  12. Whitefield (WFD) 02:23 02:25 2 min 334 km
  13. Krishnarajapurm (KJM) 02:38 02:40 2 min 344 km
  14. Bangalore East (BNCE) 02:49 02:50 1 min 351 km
  15. Bangalore Cant (BNC) 02:58 03:00 2 min 353 km
  16. Bangalore Cy Jn (SBC) 03:30 04:00 30 min 357 km
  17. Kengeri (KGI) 04:18 04:19 1 min 370 km
  18. Bidadi (BID) 04:34 04:35 1 min 387 km
  19. Ramanagaram (RMGM) 04:44 04:45 1 min 402 km
  20. Channapatna (CPT) 04:54 04:55 1 min 413 km
  21. Maddur (MAD) 05:09 05:10 1 min 432 km
  22. Mandya (MYA) 05:24 05:25 1 min 451 km
  23. Pandavapura (PANP) 05:44 05:45 1 min 476 km
  24. Mysore Jn (MYS) 06:50 Ends 0 495 km

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