Nellai Express

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Nellai Express
Nellai Express at Thirunelveli Junction.jpg
Nellai Express at Tirunelveli Junction with WDP-4B Loco
Service type Express
Status Operating
Locale Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) Southern Railway zone
Start Tirunelveli Junction (TEN)
Stops 13
End Chennai Egmore (MS)
Distance travelled 650 km (400 mi)
Average journey time 11 hours, 10 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12631/12632[1]
Line used Tirunelveli–Tiruchirappalli line (TEN – TPJ)
Chord line (TPJ – VM)
Chennai Egmore–Thanjavur line (VM – MS)
On-board services
Class(es) 2A, 3A, SL, SLR, SLRD and UR/GS
Disabled access Handicapped/disabled access
Seating arrangements Corridor coach (UR/GS only)
Sleeping arrangements Couchette car
Auto-rack arrangements No
Catering facilities No
Observation facilities Windows in all carriages
Entertainment facilities No
Baggage facilities Overhead racks
Baggage carriage
Rolling stock Locomotive: (WAP 7)
One AC 2-tier (2A)
Six AC 3-tier (3A)
Twelve II SL
Three UR/GS
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25 kV AC, 50 Hz
Operating speed Average:58 kilometres per hour (36 mph)
Maximum: 91 kilometres per hour (57 mph)
Track owner(s) Southern Railway zone
Timetable number(s) 7/7A[1]
Route map
Nellai Express (Tirunelveli-Chennai) Route map.jpg

Nellai Express is a Superfast Express operated in the Southern railway zone of the Indian Railways. It runs on all days connecting Tirunelveli Junction with Chennai Egmore via Tiruchirappalli and Madurai through the chord line.


The train is assigned the number 12631 for the downward direction (Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli) and 12632 for the upward direction (Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore). In the downward direction, the train departs Chennai late evening and reaches Tirunelveli next morning. In the return direction, the train follows same pattern departing Tirunelveli late evening and reaching Chennai next morning. It covers the distance of 650 kilometres (400 mi) in less than 12 hours with major stoppings at Madurai, Tiruchirappalli and Viluppuram.

Coach Composition[edit]

Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
BSicon LDER.svg SLR UR A1 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 UR UR SLR

The train runs on the Chord line between Chennai Egmore-Tirunelveli Junction.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Southern Railway – Time Table 2016" (PDF). Southern Railway zone. Chennai: Railway Board. October 2016. pp. 104–108. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

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