Amritha Express

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Amritha Express
അമൃതാ എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്
Overview
First service 01/01/2001
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Route
Start Trivandrum Central
Stops 27
End Palakkad
Distance travelled 373 km (232 mi)
Average journey time 8 hours 40 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16343 / 16344
On-board services
Class(es) Second AC, Sleeper Class, Second Sitting
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Rolling stock 7
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

Amrita Express (Malayalam : അമൃതാ എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്‌) is an overnight express train operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways between Trivandrum Central railway station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, and Palakkad Town railway station in Palakkad, Kerala. It was introduced in January 2001 by the then Railway Minister O. Rajagopal. This train is named after Mata Amritanandamayi, the well known spiritual leader.

Train number 16343 runs from south to north, departing Trivandrum Central at 22:30 (10:30 p.m.) and reaching Palghat Town at 08:00 (8:00 a.m.). On the return journey, train number 16344 starts at 21:45 (09:45 p.m.) from Palghat Town and reaches Trivandrum Central railway station at 06:10 (6:10 a.m.).

The train has general Second Class sitting coaches, second class three-tier sleeper coaches, and an air-conditioned two-tier sleeper coach.

Running Schedule for Train Number 16343[edit]

Amritha Express (Palakkad - Trivandrum) Route map
# Station Name
1 Thiruvananthapuram Central
2 Varkala
3 Kollam Jn
4 Karunagappally
5 Kayamkulam Jn
6 Mavelikkara
7 Chenganoor
8 Thiruvalla
9 Changanassery
10 Kottayam
11 Ernakulam Town (North)
12 Ernakulam Edapally
13 Aluva
13 Thrissur
14 Shoranur Jn
15 ottappalam
16 Palakkad Jn
17 Palakkad Town

Link with Rajya Rani Express[edit]

A new Express train ( Rajya Rani Express) which was announced in the 2011-12 Rail budget connecting Nilambur and the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram. It started running on 16 November 2011. Nilambur Road–Thiruvananthapuram Central rajyarani express is link with Amritha. 8 coaches to be merged with Amritha Express at Shoranur Junction.

16350/49–NIL–TVC Rajya Rani Express (Daily)

Timings:

NIL–20:40, SRR–22:00/ 23:30, TVC–06:20

TVC–22:30, SRR–05:30 / 06:00, NIL–07:25

Stoppages: Vaniamabalam, Tuvvur, Melattur, Pattikad, Angadipuram, Vallapuzha and Cherukara.

Composition:8 COACHES=1 3rd AC, 3 SLEEPER CLASS, 2 GENERAL SITTING and 2 SLR CUM GENERAL SITTING

Date of introduction: 16 November 2011


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