Circar Express

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Circar Express
Service type Mail/Express
Status Running
Locale Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu
Kakinada Port, Andhra Pradesh
Current operator(s) South Central Railway Zone
Start Chengalpattu
Stops 30
End Kakinada Port
Distance travelled 755 km (469 mi)
Average journey time 16 hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 17643/44
On-board services
Class(es) 2AC, 3AC, Sleeper, General
Catering facilities On boarding
Baggage facilities Yes
Route map
Circar Express Route map.jpg

The Circar Express is a daily express train run by Indian Railways running from Chengalpattu Junction railway station via Egmore Railway station (Chennai) Tamil Nadu to Kakinada Port railway station (COA) via Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. Main towns on the way are Nellore, Chirala, Bapatla, Nidubrolu, Tenali, Vijayawada, Gudiwada,Bhimavaram Town,Rajahmundry and Kakinada. The train operates daily and covers a distance of 755 km.[1]

Arrival and departure[edit]

Train on:17643 depart from Chengalpattu Junction railway station to Kakinada Port every day at 16:00 hrs.[2] from platform no.9 reaching Kakinada Port the next day at 10:10 hrs.[3] Train no:17644 depart from Kakinada Port every day at 14:20 hrs. reaching Chengalpattu the next day at 08:20 hrs.[4]


the train is hauled by WAP-7 of Lallaguda(LGD) loco shed between Chengalpattu and Vijayawada Junction and WDP-1 of Vijayawada(BZA) from Vijayawada Junction to Kakinada port

Rake sharing[edit]

This train has rake sharing with Kacheguda Chengalpattu Express(17652/17651)

Average speed and frequency[edit]

The train will run with an average speed of 43 km/h The train will run on daily basis.


  1. ^ "Circar Express in India". 2005-06-07. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Circar Express Time Table". Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Circar Express/17643 Express Chennai Egmore". India Rail Info. 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Circar Express/17644 Express Kakinada Port". India Rail Info. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 

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