Kongu Express

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Kongu Express
12648 (H. Nizamuddin - Coimbatore) Kongu Express at Lallaguda.jpg
12648 Coimbatore bound Kongu Express at Lallaguda Gate, Secunderabad
Service type Superfast Express
Locale Tamil Nadu
First service 3 April 2000 (2000-04-03)
Current operator(s) Southern Railways
Start Coimbatore city Junction
Stops 27
End H.Nizamuddin
Distance travelled 2,675 km (1,662 mi)
Average journey time 47 hours 10 minutes
Service frequency Weekly
Train number(s) 12647/12648
On-board services
Class(es) Sleeper, A/C Sleeper
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 56 km/h (35 mph) average with halts
Route map
Kongu Express (NZM - CBE) Route map.jpg

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[edit]

The train starts on Wednesdays from Nizamuddin, and on Sundays from Coimbatore, covering the total distance of 2,716 kilometres (1,688 mi) in approximately 47 hours.[1][2][3]

Route and Stations[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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