Sethu Express

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Sethu Express (சேது விரைவு ரயில்)
Sethu Express Display.jpg
Overview
Service type Express Train
Locale Tamilnadu
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Route
Start Chennai Egmore
Stops 18
End Rameswaram
Distance travelled 603 km (375 mi)
Average journey time 11.40 Hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16713/16714
On-board services
Class(es) Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 48 km/h (30 mph) average with halts
Route map
Sethu Express (MS-RMM) Route map.jpg

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.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the train commemorates the 18th century "Sethupathy ",who was the King of Ramanathapuram Samasthanam(Princely State) in Tamil Nadu.[citation needed]

Sethu Express - Old trainboard

Train Route and Timings[edit]

Route[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 78 km/Hr.

Coach Composition[edit]

Total number of coaches 21

Loco SLR UR S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 B3 B2 B1 A1 UR UR SLR

Gallery[edit]

Rake Sharing[edit]

The train has an Rake Sharing agreement (RSA) with 16723/24 Ananthapuri Express.

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