Kanyakumari Express

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Kanyakumari Express
Service type Super fast
Status Normal
Locale Southern Railway zone
Current operator(s) Southern Railway Zone
Start Chennai Egmore (MS)
Stops 15
End Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Distance travelled 739 km
Average journey time 13 hours and 20 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12633/12634
On-board services
Class(es) 1AC, 2AC, 3AC, SL, II
Disabled access Available
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Baggage facilities Yes
Other facilities Yes
Rolling stock 2 ICF Conventional Rake
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 55 km/h (34 mph) average with halts
Track owner(s) Indian Railways

The Kanyakumari Express is a superfast train operated by Southern Railway zone of Indian railways. This train runs between Kanyakumari and Chennai Egmore. It is a daily overnight service and an important train of Nagercoil junction & Kanyakumari district. It is one of the fastest trains in this region. It covers the distance of chennai-Trichy in a very short time(5 hrs, 20 minutes) when compared to the Nellai Express. The tickets for this train is always in demand. This train runs through the chord line via Tambaram, Chengalpet, Villupuram, Trichy, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Satur, Kovilpatti, Tirunelveli ,Nagercoil junction and Kanyakumari. In return, it stops at Mambalam also. This train connects the state capital with the southernmost point in mainland India. This was classified as a superfast train as the average speed of the train is greater than 55 km/h[1]

As per the numbering convention of Indian Railways,[citation needed] this train is allotted a number -12634 for the journey between Kanyakumari and Chennai and 12633 for journey between Chennai and Kanyakumari.[1] The Train has a rake sharing agreement with the Kanyakumari-Bangalore City Island Express(16525/16526).

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  1. ^ a b "Revised train timings from today", The Hindu (1 September 2004).

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