Chennai Thiruvananthapuram AC Superfast Express

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Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram AC Superfast Express
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Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram AC Superfast Express
Overview
Service type AC Superfast Express
Locale Tamil Nadu, Kerala
Current operator(s) Indian Railways (From 15 December 2012)
Route
Distance travelled 905 km (562 mi)
Average journey time 14 hours 15 minutes
Service frequency bi-weekly
On-board services
Class(es) 1AC, 2AC, 3AC
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Route map
(Chennai - Trivandrum) Mail Express route

The Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram Super AC Express (Train Number 22207/22208) (formerly Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram AC Duronto Express) is a superfast AC express train of the Indian Railways, announced in 2011-12 Railway Budget by Mamata Banerjee (Minister of Railways) connecting Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The Train was first flagged off on 15 December 2012 by Minister of State, Mr Shashi Tharoor. The train has been converted from non-stop Duronto to an AC Superfast Express with effect from 22.11.2013, with commercial stoppages at Ernakulam Junction and Kollam Junction. An additional stoppage at Alappuzha was announced with effect from Dec 25th 2013. From 20 April 2016, additional stoppages have been scheduled at Salem, Coimbatore, Palakkad and Thrissur stations in a bid to increase patronage.

Composition[edit]

1 AC First, 3 AC 2-Tier, 9 AC 3-Tier, 1 AC Pantry, 2 EOGs (Electrical cars).

Timings & Route[edit]

Chennai Central dep. 16.30 (Tue, Fri) Salem Junction arr. 20.32 & dep. 20.35 Coimbatore Main Junction arr. 23.05 & dep. 23.08 Palakkad Junction arr. 00.10 & dep. 00.15 Thrissur arr. 01.20 & dep. 01.23 Ernakulam Junction arr. 02.40 & dep. 02.45 Alappuzha arr. 03.37 & dep. 03.40 Kollam Junction arr. 05.12 & dep. 05.15 Thiruvananthapuram Central arr. 06.45

Thiruvananthapuram Central dep. 21.30 (Sun, Wed) Kollam Junction arr. 22.23 & dep. 22.25 Alappuzha arr. 23.30 & dep. 23.32 Ernakulam Junction arr. 00.45 & dep. 00.50 Thrissur arr. 02.02 & dep. 02.05 Palakkad Junction arr. 03.10 & dep. 03.15 Coimbatore Main Junction arr. 04.40 & dep. 04.43 Salem Junction arr. 07.17 & dep. 07.20 Chennai Central arr. 11.50

Route: Via Vellore-Katpadi junction, Erode Junction, Coimbatore Junction, Palakkad Junction, Thrissur, Ernakulam Junction, Alleppey, Kollam Junction

Fastest: 22207 is the fastest train Between Chennai Central and Coimbatore Junction & Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram Central. 22208 is the fastest between Thiruvananthapuram Central and Thrissur.

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