Palani Express

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Chennai-Palani Superfast Express
Service type Superfast Express
Locale Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Start Chennai (MAS)
Stops 15 [1]
End Palani (PLNI)
Distance travelled 551 km (342 mi)
Average journey time 10 Hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 22651/22652
On-board services
Class(es) AC II Tier, AC II Tier, Sleeper class, Second sitting, Unreserved
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Entertainment facilities Yes
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 50 km/h (31 mph) average with halts [1]

The 22651/22652 Palani Express(Tamil: பழனி அதிவிரைவு ரயில்) is a daily express train between Chennai Central(Code:MAS) and Palani(Code:PLNI) by Southern Railways via Salem-Karur-Dindigul section. The train covers a distance of 551 km(one-way) at an average speed of 50 km/h.[1]


The train operates from Chennai to Palani via Arakkonam, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul and Oddanchatram.[1]



Station Name Station Code Arrival Departure Day
Chennai Central MAS - 21.30 1
Palani PLNI 07.30 - 2


Station Name Station Code Arrival Departure Day
Palani PLNI - 18.15 1
Chennai Central MAS 04.15 - 2

Coach Composition[edit]

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
BSicon LDER.svg SLR UR UR UR B1 B2 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 UR UR UR SLR


From Palani to Salem, the locomotive used is usually an Erode or GOC WDM3A diesel locomotive, due to the lack of electrification. From Salem to Chennai Central, an RMP WAP1 locomotive hauls the train.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "India Rail Info". Retrieved 13 October 2013.