Chennai Madurai AC Duronto Express

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Madurai AC Duronto Express
Madurai Chennai Central Duronto Express
Service type Duronto Express
Status Operating
Locale Tamil Nadu
First service 15 December 2012[1]
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Start Chennai (MAS)
Stops Salem (SA) (Non-commercial Halt)
End Madurai (MDU)
Distance travelled 555 km(345 miles)
Average journey time 8 hrs 30 minutes
Service frequency Bi-Weekly
Train number(s) 22205/22206
On-board services
Class(es) First AC, Second AC, Third AC
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Not Available
Observation facilities Large Windows
Entertainment facilities Not Available
Baggage facilities Available
Rolling stock RPM WAP4
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification Yes
Operating speed 67 km/hr

The 22205/22206 Chennai Madurai AC Duronto Express is an Indian Railway-operated fully Air-Conditioned Non-stop Superfast Bi-weekly train between Chennai, Capital of Tamil Nadu and Madurai, the Temple city. This train is one of the fastest and most acclaimed services operated by the Southern Railways.


The ever-growing inflow to the State Capital from Madurai and its neighboring districts and the heavy rail traffic on the Tambaram-Villupuram-Madurai section,[2] is the prime reason behind operating the train from Chennai Central.[3] And hence the fact that it takes a longer route via Dindugul, Karur, Jolarpet. The train does not make any commercial halts en route and plies across the Chennai-Salem-Madurai line.[4][5][6]

Coach Composition[edit]

The train consists of:

  • 1 AC First/Executive Class (1A)
  • 3 AC Two-tier (2A)
  • 9 AC Three-Tier (3A)
  • 2 EOG

Train no 22205 / Chennai Central-Madurai Duronto Express

Total number of coaches 15

Loco EOG B9 B8 B7 B6 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1 A3 A2 A1 H1 EOG

Train no 22206 / Madurai-Chennai Central Duronto Express

Total number of coaches 15

Loco EOG H1 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 EOG


22205 down FROM Chennai Central TO Madurai Junction (MON & WED)

Station Code Station Name Departure/Arrival
MAS Chennai Central 22.30(dep)
MDU Madurai Junction 07.00(arr)

22206 UP FROM Madurai Junction TO Chennai Central (TUE & THU)

Station Code Station Name Departure/Arrival
MDU Madurai Junction 22.40(dep)
MAS Chennai Central 07.10(arr)


  • DOWN: Chennai Central - Katpadi Jn - Namakkal Jn - Dindigul Jn - Madurai Junction.
  • UP: Madurai Junction - Dindigul Jn - Namakkal Jn - Katpadi Jn - Chennai Central.
  • Commercial Stops: None.
  • Technical Stop: Salem Junction.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Duronto train services to Madurai, T'puram from December 15". The Times of India. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chennai-Madurai Duronto by October". 14 July 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Travel Chennai-Madurai non-stop on Duronto Express". The New Indian Express. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Chennai-Madurai Duronto Express likely from Nov.". The Hindu. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Madurai-Chennai Central Duronto Express likely from June". The Hindu. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Two more non-stop Duronto trains from city". The Hindu. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2013.