Mysore - Mayiladuthurai Express

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Mayiladuthurai–Mysore Express
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Overview
Service type Express rail
Status Operating
Locale Karnataka; Tamil Nadu
First service 1989 (25 years ago) (1989)[1]
Current operator(s) South Western Railway zone
Route
Start Mayiladuthurai Junction (MV)
Stops 23
End Mysore Junction (MYS)
Distance travelled 680 km (420 mi)
Average journey time 15 Hours 15 Minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16231 / 16232
Line used Chennai Egmore–Thanjavur line
(MV – TJ)
Nagappattinam-Tiruchirappalli line
(TJ – TPJ)
Tiruchirappalli-Erode line
(TPJ – ED)
Jolarpettai–Shoranur line
(ED – SA)
Salem-Bangalore line
(SA – SBC)
Bangalore-Chamarajanagar line
(SBC – MYS)
On-board services
Class(es) 2A, 3A, SL, SLR and UR / GS
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Seating arrangements Corridor coach
(Unreserved)
Sleeping arrangements Couchette car
Auto-rack arrangements No
Catering facilities No
Observation facilities Windows in all carriages
Entertainment facilities No
Baggage facilities Overhead racks
Baggage carriage
Technical
Rolling stock Locomotive:
WDM3D (ED)
Bogie:
One AC 2-Tier (2A)
Two AC 3-Tier (3A)
Twelve II Sleeper
Four UR / GS
Two SLR
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification No
Operating speed 44 kilometres per hour (27 mph)
Track owner(s) Indian Railways
Timetable number(s) 69 / 69A[2]

Mysore - Mayiladuthurai Express is a overnight regional rail service connecting Mayiladuthurai Junction in Tamil Nadu with Mysore Junction in Karnataka via Tiruchirappalli Junction, Erode Junction and Bangalore City.

History[edit]

Initially, numbered as 31 / 32, this service had 4 slip coaches linked with Island Express at Erode.[3] Later, C. K. Jaffer Sharief, the then Minister of Railways, introduced an exclusive full service between Bangalore and Trichy as Train No.6531 / 6532 operated by Bangalore railway division of Southern Railway zone, (before the formation of South Western Railway zone).[4]

Extensions[edit]

Few coaches of the train were amalgamated and bifurcated at Karur for Madurai, numbered as 6531A / 6532A. After changing the train number from 6531 / 6532 to 6231 / 6232, it was first extended to Mysore, then to Tanjore and to Nagore.[5] On 29 June 2002, the train number was changed from 6231 / 6232 to 6831 / 6832 as the service was transferred from Mysore railway division to Tiruchirappalli Railway Division with stoppage at Maddur was cancelled.[6] The Tiruchi–Nagore service was trimmed for the execution of gauge conversion in the Tiruchi–Nagore section, sanctioned in 1995–1996 Railway Budget.[7] As the Tiruchi–Thanjavur part was completed in 1998, the service again extended back to Thanjavur.[5] After the completion of gauge conversion ThanjavurKumbakonam section in Chennai Egmore–Thanjavur line, Lalu Prasad Yadav, the then Railway Minister extended the service up to Kumbakonam,[8][9] which was effected since 9 January 2006 along with change in train number from 6831 / 6832 to 6231 / 6232.[10][11] Further, the service was extended up to Mayiladuthurai Junction,[12][13][14][15] and was effected since 17 June 2006.[16][17] The train number was changed from 6231 / 6232 to 16231 / 16232 since December 2010 onwards as a part of train management system over the entire Indian Railways network.[18][19]

Rakes[edit]

This train initially had 16 bogies, an extra sleeper coach was added in 1 July 2005.[20] One more sleeper coach was added on 6 June 2013[21] and a couple of extra sleeper coaches were added on 8 June 2013.[22] Presently it has 21 bogies composing of One AC 2–Tier (2A), Two AC 3–Tier (3A), Twelve II Sleeper coaches (SL), Four Unreserved (general) coaches (UR / GS) and Two Luggage rakes (SLR).[a]

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
BSicon LDER.svg SLR GS GS A1 B1 B2 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 GS GS SLR

Schedule[edit]

Some of the prominent stoppages include Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Junction, Tiruchirappalli Junction, Erode Junction, Salem Junction and Bangalore City. This daily train departs Mayiladuthurai Junction as “Mysore Express”, numbered 16231 at 17:45 hours and arrives Tiruchirappalli at 20:25 hours, reverses loco and departs at 20:35 hours. The train arrives Erode at 23:30 hours, reverses loco and departs at 23:40 hours, and arrives Bangalore, the next day, at 5.50 hours and departs 6:00 hours, and finally arrives Mysore Junction at 9:20 hours.[23] In the return journey, the train departs Mysore Junction as “Mayiladuturai Express”, numbered 16232 at 15:45 hours, arrives Bangalore at 18:45 hours and leaves at 19:05 hours. The train arrives Erode at 00:50 hours, the next day, reverses loco and departs at 1:00 hours, and arrives Tiruchirappalli at 3:55 hours reverses loco one more time and departs at 4:05 hours and finally arrives Mayiladuthurai Junction at 7:00 hours.[24][b]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The coach composition is subject to change.
  2. ^ The timings are in Indian Standard Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabibrata; Piyush Merai, et al., (May 2005). "Old Train Numbers". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Trains at a Glance July 2013 - June 2014". Indian Railways. Railway Board. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Aravind (29 October 1990). "Trichy - Madras Central via Erode". IRFCA. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Contribution to Karnataka". www.ckjaffersharief.com. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Syed Muthahar, Saqaf (5 June 2008). "No change in train origin". The Hindu (Tiruchi). Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Four new trains from Bangalore soon". The Hindu (Bangalore). 29 June 2002. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Railway Budget : 1995–1996" (PDF). Indian Railways. Railway Board. p. 11. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Speech: Railway Budget 2005-06". Press Information Bureau. Government of India. 26 February 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "28 trains extended". The Hindu (New Delhi). 27 February 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Revised Train Timings of South Western Railways". Deccan Herald (Hubli). 29 June 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Express train to be extended up to Kumbakonam". The Hindu (Tiruchi). 6 January 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Railway Budget : 2006–2007" (PDF). Indian Railways. Railway Board. p. 11. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Extension of routes of 37 trains". The Hindu (New Delhi). 25 February 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "`Track-doubling work ignored in rail budget'". The Hindu (Mysore). 26 February 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Express train extended to Mayiladuthurai". The Hindu (Bangalore). 19 May 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Train to be extended to Mayiladuturai". The Hindu (Mayiladuthurai). 17 June 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Four new trains to be introduced, some others to be extended". The Hindu (Hubli). 3 July 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Railways to Switch to ‘Five’ – Digit System for Numbering all its Passenger Carrying Trains from December 2010". Press Information Bureau. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Railways migrate to 5-digit number scheme to monitor trains". The Times of India (New Delhi). 20 December 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Partial cancellation of train services - Augmentation". The Hindu (Bangalore). 16 June 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "Extra coach". The Hindu (Mysore). 6 June 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Two more coaches for Mysore Express". The Hindu (Tiruchi). 8 June 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Train Time Table for MV-MYS (Mysore Exp.)" (PDF). Indian Railways. Railway Board. p. 1. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Train Time Table for MYS-MV (Mayiladuthurai Exp.)" (PDF). Indian Railways. Railway Board. p. 1. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 

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