Chennai–Alleppey Express

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Alappuzha-Chennai Express
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Alleppy Express
Overview
Service type Superfast
Status Operating
Locale Kerala and Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) Southern Railway zone
Route
Start Alappuzha
Stops 22
End Chennai Central
Distance travelled 746 km (464 mi)
Average journey time 13 hours, 35 minutes
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) Sleeper and air conditioned
Seating arrangements Indian Rail standard
Catering facilities Pantry Car available
Observation facilities LHB Coaches
Baggage facilities Below the seats
Technical
Rolling stock Two
Track gauge Broad
Operating speed 65 kilometres per hour (40 mph)
Route map
(Chennai–Alleppey) Express route map

Alleppey Express is one of the oldest trains in the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways that runs from Chennai to Alappuzha.

Background[edit]

The train was introduced in 1944. The Government of Kerala, in 2012, has officially asked an extension of this train to Vikram Sarabhai Terminal in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram. Alleppey Express earlier used to run from Chennai to Kochi until it was extended to Alleppey.[1]

The train's assigned number is 22639.[2] The corresponding Chennai Express runs from Alleppey to Chennai (train number 22640).[2]

Coaches[edit]

  • 2 2-tier AC coaches
  • 4 3-tier AC coaches
  • 12 second class sleeper coaches
  • 5 General Compartment

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ V. S. Palaniappan (23 May 2012). "After 30 years, Alleppey express to halt at Coimbatore". The Hindu. Coimbatore. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Train Schedule". 

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