Cholan Express

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Cholan Express
Cholan Express.jpg
The Name board of Cholan Express
Service type Express
Status Operating
Locale Trichy
Current operator(s) Southern Railway zone
Start Trichy
Stops 17
End Chennai Egmore
Distance travelled 401 km (249 mi)
Average journey time 8 hours, 15 minutes
Service frequency Daily each way
Train number(s) 16795/16796
Line(s) used Main line
On-board services
Class(es) 1AC, 2AC, 3AC, 2S, SLR, SLRD , UR and Sleeper Class.
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Seating arrangements Open coach
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Auto-rack arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Yes
Entertainment facilities No
Baggage facilities Overhead racks
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Operating speed 55 km/hr
Track owner(s) Southern Railway zone
Timetable number(s) 21/21A[1]

The Cholan Express (16854/16853) (Officially Tiruchirappalli-Chennai Egmore Express) is an express train operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways. This train connects Chennai Egmore and Tiruchirappalli via Villupuram , Mayiladuthurai and Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. New LHB coaches has been installed for this train since 16 February 2017.


Train is named after the Chola Kingdom which ruled over the regions through which the train passes. The Cholas ruled over their kingdom with headquarters at Thanjavur, Poombuhar.

Coach Position[edit]

Total number of Coaches- 23

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
BSicon LDER.svg EOG UR UR S10/D5 S9/D4 S8/D3 S7/D2 S6/D1 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 B4 B3 B2 B1 A3 A2 A1 H1 UR EOG

Coaches are maintained at SSE/C&W/BG/TPJ.

The composition of Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Cholan express trains will be revised as detailed below. [2] COMPOSITION:AC First Class – 1, AC 2-tier – 3, AC 3-tier – 4, Sleeper Class – 5/10, Second Sitting - 5, General Second Class – 3,coaches. [3]

Route and halts[edit]

This train is being operated via main line and hauled by WAP-7 from Chennai Egmore To Villupuram Junction GOC/WDP-4B from Villupuram Junction To Tiruchirappalli Junction .

The important halts of the train are:

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