Lal Bagh Express
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It leaves Bangalore City at 06:30 hrs and reaches Chennai Central at around 12:15 hrs. In the return direction, it leaves Chennai Central at 15:35 hrs and reaches Bangalore City at 21:35 hrs. The train no is 12607 in the Chennai to Bangalore direction and 12608 in the Bangalore to Chennai direction. The train has around 21 coaches. It is categorized as a "Superfast Express"..
The composition of this train is:
- AC Chair Car: 2
- Second Class (Reserved):10
- Pantry: 1
- Luggage Vans: 2
Another great vendor express in which one can come across people from all South Indian languages and mingle with diverse people. One can see lots of vendors of all sorts with their wares jostling for space.
The train is named for the famous Lalbagh botanical gardens in Bangalore.
This train shares its rake with the 12609/12610 Bangalore - Chennai Express which takes about 6½ hours for the same distance. It runs on a complete electrified railway route and is regularly hauled by WAP7 of either lallaguda or royapuram shed.
Introduction & Destinations
Lalbagh Express was introduced by the Southern Railway. At the time of introduction, the train had only one stop - Katpadi junction. But now it stops at 11 stations including Bangalore Cantonment, Krishnarajapuram, Bangarpet, Kuppam, Jolarpettai, Ambur, Katpadi, Sholingur, Walajah road, Arakkonam and traverses the 362 km distance in 5 hours 45 min. The rake is now maintained by South Western Railway at Bangalore.