Cheran Express

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Cheran Express
Service type Express train
Locale Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Start Chennai Central
Stops 7
End Coimbatore Junction
Distance travelled 496 km (308 mi)
Average journey time 8 hours 15 minutes
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC First Class(1A), AC Two Tier(2A), AC Three Tier(3A), Sleeper(SL)
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 60 km/h (37 mph) average with halts
Route map
Cheran Express (MAS - CBE) Route map.jpg

The Cheran Express is an overnight superfast express train in India which runs daily between Coimbatore city Junction and Chennai Central via Salem Jn on the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The train shares its rakes with 12655/12656 Navjeevan Express and it is maintained at the Coimbatore.


Train Number 12673 runs from Chennai Central to Coimbatore Junction while 12674 runs from Coimbatore Junction to Chennai Central.[1][2][3]

Coach Position[edit]

12674 Cheran Express[edit]

Loco SLR UR HA1 A1 c1 B2 B3 B4 B5 S1 S2 PC S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 UR UR SLR



In 2005, an unknown person was killed in a fire inside a toilet on the train.[6]

In 2007, five coaches of the train derailed near Ambur due to a lower bearing failure resulting in ten passengers getting injured.[7]

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