Chennai Central–Mysuru Shatabdi Express

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Chennai Central - Mysuru Jn
Shatabdi Express
Mysore Shatabdi LHB coaches at Mysore Station (1).JPG
Shatabdi Express at Mysuru Jn
Service type Inter-city rail (Shatabdi Express)
First service 1994; 22 years ago (1994)
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Start Chennai Central
Stops 2 (KPD, SBC)[1]
End Mysore Junction
Distance travelled 500 km (311 mi)
Average journey time 7 hours (Approx.)
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st class, AC chair car
Seating arrangements Open coach
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes, pantry car coach not attached but available
Observation facilities LHB Coaches
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway LHB coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 140 km/h (87 mph) maximum,
80.43 km/h (50 mph) including halts

The 12007 / 08 Chennai Central – Mysuru Jn Shatabdi Express is a Superfast express train of the Shatabdi Express category belonging to Indian Railways, Southern Railway zone, that runs between Chennai Central and Mysore Junction in India. It is the first Shatabdi Express in South India.[2][3][4]

It operates as train number 12007 from Chennai Central to Mysuru Junction and as train number 12008 in the reverse direction serving the capital cities of the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.[5]

Rake Composition & Coaches[edit]

The 12007 / 08 Chennai Central–Mysore Shatabdi Express presently has 1 AC first class, 8 AC chair car and 2 end on generator coaches. It does not carry a pantry car coach but catering is arranged on board the train.

As is customary with most train services in India, the coach composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

The train runs with modern LHB Coaches


The 12007 Chennai Central–Mysore Shatabdi Express covers the distance of 500 kilometres in 7 hours (81.43 km/h) and in 7 hours 10 minutes as 12008 Mysuru–Chennai Central Shatabdi Express (79.77 km/h).

As the average speed of the train is 80.43 km/h (50 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.


The 12007 / 08 Chennai Central–Mysuru Shatabdi Express runs from Chennai Central with halts at Katpadi Junction and Bangalore City Junction to Mysuru Junction.

Being a Shatabdi class train, it returns to its originating station, Chennai Central, at the end of the day.

Loco link[edit]

As the route is yet to be fully electrified, it is hauled from Chennai Central until Bengaluru City Junction by an Arakkonam based WAM 4 or WAP 1 handing over to a Hubli based WDP 4 which powers the train for the remainder of its entire journey.


  • Train number 12007 runs from Chennai Central to Mysuru
  • Train number 12008 runs from Mysore to Chennai Central


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