Kongu Express

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Kongu Express
12648 (H. Nizamuddin - Coimbatore) Kongu Express at Lallaguda.jpg
12648 Coimbatore bound Kongu Express at Lallaguda Gate, Secunderabad
Service type Superfast Express
Locale Tamilnadu
First service 3 April 2000 (2000-04-03)
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Start Coimbatore city Junction
Stops 27
End H.Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 2,675 km (1,662 mi)
Average journey time 47 hours 10 minutes
Service frequency Bi-Weekly
Train number(s) 12647/12648
On-board services
Class(es) Sleeper, A/C Sleeper
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 56 km/h (35 mph) average with halts
Route map
Kongu Express (NZM - CBE) Route map.jpg

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[edit]

The train starts on Wednesdays from Nizamuddin, and on Sundays from Coimbatore, covering the total distance of 2,716 kilometres (1,688 mi) in approximately 47 hours.[1][2][3]

Route and Stations[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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