Maveli Express

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Maveli Express
മാവേലി എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്
ಮವೆಲಿ ಎಸ್ಪ್ರೆಸ್ಸ್
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Start Thiruvananthapuram Central
Stops 31
End Mangalore Central
Distance travelled 619 km (385 mi)
Average journey time 12 hours 30 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16603 / 16604
On-board services
Class(es) First Class ,2 Tier AC ,3 Tier AC,Sleeper Class,General
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Rolling stock 7
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

The Maveli Express (Malayalam:‌മാവേലി എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്) is a daily night express train of the Southern Railway Division of Indian Railways connecting Mangalore Central to Trivandrum Central. The train numbers are 16603 and 16604.

About the Name of the Train[edit]

This train is named after the Maveli, another name of the ruler of Kerala in mythology Mahabali. This train runs via the coastal railway route of Alleppey.

Train Schedule[edit]

Train number 16603 leaves Mangalore at 17:40 hrs and arrives Trivandrum at 07:15 next day. Train number 16604 leaves Trivandrum at 19:25 hrs and arrives Mangalore on next day at 08:50 hrs.

Coach Composition[edit]

It has 23 rakes with 12 sleeper coaches, 4 Three Tier AC compartments, 1 Two Tier AC compartments, 4 second sitter(unreserved compartments), one brake van cum second sitting and one brake van cum ladies compartment.


  • Mangalore Central
  • Kasaragod
  • Kanhangad
  • Nileshwar
  • Cheruvathur
  • Payyanur
  • Payangadi
  • Kannur
  • Thalassery
  • Mahe
  • Vatakara
  • Koyilandy
  • Kozhikkode
  • Tirur
  • Kuttippuram
  • Shoranur Junction
  • Thrissur
  • Aluva
  • Ernakulam Junction
  • Thuravur
  • Cherthalai
  • Mararikulam
  • Alappuzha
  • Ambalapuzha
  • Haripad
  • Kayamkulam Junction
  • Karunagapally
  • Quilon Junction
  • Paravur
  • Varkala
  • Trivandrum Central

Stoppage at Kannapuram is preferred as it stops at less important and less earning stations like payangadi,cheruvathur,mararikulam.