Dadar Central - Tirunelveli Chalukya Express
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|Locale||Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka|
|First service||10 November 2012|
|Current operator(s)||Central Railway zone|
|End||Tirunelveli Junction (TEN)|
|Distance travelled||1,848 km (1,148 mi)|
|Average journey time||38 hours 15minutes|
|Service frequency||Weekly thrice [a]|
|Class(es)||AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Pantry Car, Sleeper Class, General|
|Auto-rack arrangements||Not Available|
|Entertainment facilities||Not Available|
|Baggage facilities||Below the Seats|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||49 km/h (30 mph)|
The Dadar Central - Tirunelveli Chalukya Express is an express train of the Indian Railways connecting Tirunelveli Junction in Tamil Nadu and Dadar Central of Maharashtra. It is currently being operated with 11005 / 11006 train numbers on thrice a week basis.
This train gets its name from the Chalukya Dynasty that ruled the Karnataka region. This train runs via the Karnataka region, following a Yeswanthpur-Hubli-Belgaum-Miraj route, giving a panoramic view of rural Karnataka.
It operates 6 days per week in each direction - 3 days to Pondicherry and 3 days to Tirunelveli Junction. The train covers the distance in 30 hrs 5 minutes. This route is longer and comprises certain ghats.
Earlier, this train runs up to Yeshwantpur with six days with the No. 11017/11018
- Dadar Central - Puducherry Chalukya Express
- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Ernakulam Duronto Express
- Mumbai Nagercoil Express
- Runs three days in a week for every direction.
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