|Sethu Express (சேது விரைவு ரயில்)|
|Service type||Express Train|
|Current operator(s)||Indian Railway|
|Distance travelled||603 km (375 mi)|
|Average journey time||11.40 Hours|
|Class(es)||Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper, Unreserved|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||48 km/h (30 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 46 km/h.
Train Route and Timings
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 78 km/Hr.
Total number of coaches 21
The train has an Rake Sharing agreement (RSA) with 16723/24 Ananthapuri Express.
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