Cholan Express

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Cholan Express (via Kumbakonam)
Cholan Express.jpg
The Name board of Cholan Express
Service typeExpress
Current operator(s)Southern Railway zone
EndChennai Egmore
Distance travelled401 km (249 mi)
Average journey time8 hours, 15 minutes
Service frequencyDaily each way
Train number(s)16795/16796
Line(s) usedMain line
On-board services
Class(es)1AC, 2AC, 3AC, 2S, SLR, SLRD , UR and Sleeper Class.
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
Seating arrangementsOpen coach
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Auto-rack arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesYes
Observation facilitiesYes
Entertainment facilitiesNo
Baggage facilitiesOverhead racks
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Operating speed55 km/hr
Track owner(s)Southern Railway zone
Timetable number(s)21/21A[1]

The Cholan Express (via Kumbakonam) is an express train operated by the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways. This train connects Chennai Egmore and Tiruchirappalli via Villupuram , kumbakonam 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 24
BSicon LDER.svg EOG UR UR S10/D5 S9/D4 S8/D3 S7/D2 S6/D1 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 B5 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:


16795 - Starts for Chennai Egmore Daily at Morning 8:00 AM IST and reach Trichi on same day evening 4:00 PM

16796 Starts for Trichi everyday at 10:00 AM Ist and reach same day at evening 5:50 PM

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trains at a Glance July 2013 - June 2014". Indian Railways. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
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