Pandian Express at Madurai Junction
|Service type||Superfast Express|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railways|
|Distance travelled||497 km (309 mi)|
|Average journey time||9 Hours|
|Class(es)||First AC, Second AC, Third AC, First Class, Sleeper, Unreserved|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||60 km/h (37 mph) average with halts|
Pandian Express is a superfast overnight express train of the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways which runs daily between Madurai Junction and Chennai Egmore via Tiruchirapalli and vice versa.
The name of the train commemorates the 6th century BC to 17th century AD Pandyan Dynasty or Pandian Kingdom of Tamil Nadu. It is a standard train consisting of 24 coaches. The main stops on the way are Chengalpattu, Viluppuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchirapalli and Dindigul. The train operates daily and covers a distance of 497 km (309 mi). The train runs at a top speed of 60 km/h (37 mph). It is a Prestigious train with Southern Railways Zone. It is now running with LHB rake from 15 AUG 2016 and is maintained at Madurai.
This train had the livery changed twice - first it had the "Olive-Green livery", separated by 2 yellow-lines between the upper & lower part of the windows & later on it was changed to "Maroon colour" on the MG.
Train number 12637 departs at 21:20 hours from Chennai Egmore and arrives at 6.15 hours at Madurai Junction. Train number 12638 from Madurai to Chennai starts at 20:35 Hours from Madurai and reaches Chennai Egmore by 05:35 Hours. The Train has LHB coaches from 15 Aug 2016.
It has One AC First Class, three Ac Two Tier,four Ac Three Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two Unreserved general sitting coach and two end on generators.
Speed of the Train
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