Chennai Central–Coimbatore Shatabdi Express

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Chennai Coimbatore Shatabdi Express
Chennai-Coimbatore Shatabdi Express with LHB rake.jpg
Chennai–Coimbatore Shatabdi Express with LHB rake
Service type Shatabdi Express
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Start Chennai Central
Stops 4
End Coimbatore Junction
Distance travelled 496 km
Average journey time 6h 40m
Service frequency Daily, except Tuesday
Train number(s) 12243/12244
On-board services
Class(es) CC, Ex
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements No
Catering facilities Yes
Rolling stock 1
Track gauge Broad – 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed

110 km/hr (Maximum)

74 km/hr (Average)
Route map
(Chennai - Coimbatore) Shatabdi Express route map

Chennai Central–Coimbatore Shatabdi Express is a Shatabdi superfast train between Chennai Central and Coimbatore Main Junction in Tamil Nadu.[1]


The Shatabdi express which was running earlier was converted to Duronto Express, a non-stop train in 2011. It was decided to convert back to Shatabdi and add additional stoppages to increase revenues.[2]

Route and stations[edit]

The train has 4 commercial stops in between the starting station and the ending station namely, Jolarpettai Junction, Salem Junction, Erode Junction and Tiruppur.


The rake has 7 AC Chair Cars, 1 AC Executive chair car and 2 EOG Cars making a total of 10 coaches. The train got new LHB coaches in November 2014.[3] All the passenger coaches are air-conditioned.

Loco link[edit]

The rake is pulled by Royapuram WAP-7 or WAP-4 for its entire journey.

See also[edit]