Chennai–Mysore Shatabdi

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Chennai Central Mysore Shatabdi Express
Overview
Service type Superfast, Shatabdi Express
First service 1994
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Route
Start Chennai Central
Stops 1
End Mysore Junction
Distance travelled 500 km (311 mi)
Service frequency 6 days a week except Wednesday.
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC Chair Car
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities No Pantry Car Coach attached but available
Observation facilities LHB Coaches
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway LHB Shatabdi coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 140 km/h (87 mph) maximum
,70.59 km/h (44 mph), including halts

The 12007 / 08 Chennai Central Mysore 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.

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

Coaches[edit]

The 12007 / 08 Chennai Central Mysore Shatabdi Express presently has 1 AC First Class, 8 AC Chair Car & 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, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service[edit]

The 12007 Chennai Central Mysore Shatabdi Express covers the distance of 500 kilometres in 07 hours 00 mins (71.43 km/hr) & in 07 hours 10 mins as 12008 Mysore Chennai Central Shatabdi Express (69.77 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

Routeing[edit]

The 12007 / 08 Chennai Central Mysore Shatabdi Express runs from Chennai Central with a single halt at Bangalore City Junction to Mysore Junction.

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

Traction[edit]

As the route is yet to be fully electrified, it is hauled from Chennai Central until Bangalore City Junction by a 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.

Timings[edit]

12007 Chennai Central Mysore Shatabdi Express leaves Chennai Central every day except Wednesday at 06:00 hrs IST and reaches Mysore Junction at 13:00 hrs IST the same day.

12008 Mysore Chennai Central Shatabdi Express leaves Mysore Junction every day except Wednesday at 14:15 hrs IST and reaches Chennai Central at 21:25 hrs IST the same day.

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