12648 Coimbatore bound Kongu Express at Lallaguda Gate, Secunderabad
|Service type||Superfast Express|
|First service||3 April 2000|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railways|
|Start||Coimbatore city Junction|
|Distance travelled||2,675 km (1,662 mi)|
|Average journey time||47 hours 10 minutes|
|Class(es)||Sleeper, A/C Sleeper|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||56 km/h (35 mph) average with halts|
Kongu express (Train Nos 12647/12648) is a superfast weekly train run by Indian Railways between Coimbatore city Junction and H.Nizamuddin. The train was named after the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu, called Kongu Nadu . The train made its inaugural run on 3 April 2000.
Service and Schedule
Route and Stations
This train passes through Bangalore, Secunderabad, Nagpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Agra, with a total of 27 intermediate stations.The train had a route change in 2001, when instead of Jolarpettai, Renigunta, got changed via Bangalore.
Coach and Rake
The Kongu express has rake sharing arrangement with the (Train No 12681/2)Coimbatore – Chennai Central weekend express. Despite its long distance run of 47hours, the train continues to operate without a pantry car and food is get loaded onto the train at en-route stations.