Sethu Express (சேது விரைவு ரயில்)
603 km (375 mi)
Average journey time
Train number(s) 16713/16714
Class(es) Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper, Unreserved
1,676 mm ( 5 ft 6 in)
51 km/h (32 mph) average with halts
Sethu Express is a train route of the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and runs between Chennai Egmore and Rameswaram via Tiruchirappalli. It is a standard train consisting of 21 coaches. The train covers a distance of 602 km with an average speed of 51 km/h.
Etymology [ edit ]
The name of the train commemorates the 18th century "
Sethupathy ",who was the King of Ramanathapuram Samasthanam(Princely State) in Tamil Nadu.
Sethu Express - Old trainboard
Train Route and Timings [ edit ]
The main cities covered by the route are
Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukkottai, Karaikkudi, Sivagangai, Manamadurai, Ramanathapuram.From Tiruchirappalli to Chennai Egmore, this train is hauled by RPM/ED WAP4 Electric loco, and the section between Tiruchirappalli and Rameshwaram is hauled by GOC WDP3A/ ED WDM3D Diesel Loco. In between the Tiruchirappalli and Tambaram, this train achieves a maximum speed of 110 km/Hr.
Coach Composition [ edit ]
Total number of coaches 21
Rake Sharing [ edit ]
The train has an Rake Sharing agreement (RSA) with 16723/24 Ananthapuri Express.
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