12648 Coimbatore bound Kongu Express at Lallaguda Gate, Secunderabad
|Service type||Superfast Express|
|First service||3 April 2000|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railways|
|Start||Coimbatore city Junction|
|Distance travelled||2,675 km (1,662 mi)|
|Average journey time||47 hours 10 minutes|
|Class(es)||Sleeper, A/C Sleeper|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||56 km/h (35 mph) average with halts|
Kongu express (Train Nos 12647/12648) is a superfast weekly train run by Indian Railways between Coimbatore city Junction and H.Nizamuddin. The train was named after the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu, called Kongu Nadu. The train made its inaugural run on 3 April 2000.
Service and Schedule
Route and Stations
This train passes through Bangalore, Kacheguda, Nagpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Agra, with a total of 27 intermediate stations. The train had a route change in 2001, when instead of Jolarpettai, Renigunta, got changed via Bangalore.
Coach and Rake
The Kongu express has rake sharing arrangement with the (Train No 12681/2)Coimbatore – Chennai Central weekend express. Despite its long distance run of 47hours, the train continues to operate without a pantry car and food gets loaded onto the train at en-route stations.