Parasuram Express

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Parasuram Express
പരശുറാം എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്
பரஸுரம் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்
ಪರಶುರಾಮ್ ಎಸ್ಪ್ರೆಸ್ಸ್
Overview
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Route
Start Mangalore Central
Stops 49
End Nagercoil
Distance travelled 705 km (438 mi)
Average journey time 20 hours 35 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16649 / 16650
On-board services
Class(es) AC Chair Car ,Second Sitting
Seating arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Rolling stock 7
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)

The Parasuram Express (Tamil: பரசுராம் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ், Malayalam: പരശുറാം എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്) is an express train run by Indian Railways connecting Mangalore, Karnataka with Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala and Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. It traverses the full length of the Kerala State during the day time.

Traction[edit]

As the route is fully electrified. It is hauled by WAP 4

History[edit]

The train (Train No: 49/50) was initially run between Cochin and Shoranur.The train was later extended to Trivandrum and Mangalore Central on both sides.In 2012 the train was again extended to Nagercoil.[1]

About the name of the Train[edit]

The train derives its name from the legend of Parasurama, who is considered as creator of Kerala and Konkan Coast including Mangalore and Trivandrum from the sea. The train is also called as Day Express as it covers its most part of journey in day time.

Route[edit]

The train No:16650 starts from Nagercoil at 04:20 AM and reaches Mangalore Central at 20:30 PM. In the return direction the train no: 16649 leaves Mangalore Central at 05:00 AM and reaches Nagercoil at 20:35 PM. The train runs via Shoranur -Kottayam route.

Coach Composition[edit]

Parasuram Express has three AC Chair Car Coaches and three Second sitting coach which can be reserved in advance .Other second sitting coaches can be boarded with unreserved tickets issued from the counter. The train has a pantry car attached. The train had one first class coach and was removed on 15 March 2015.

Running Schedule Between MANGLORE and NAGERCOIL for Train Number 16650[edit]

SNo Station Name Arrival Time Departure Time
1 NAGERCOIL JN Source 04:20
2 ERANIEL 04:39 04:40
3 KUZHITHURA 04:48 04:50
4 PARASSALA 05:04 05:05
5 NEYYATTINKARA 05:24 05:25
6 TRIVANDRUM CENTRAL 06:15 06:20
7 KAZHAKKOOTTAM 06:37 06:38
8 VARKALA 06:58 07:00
9 PARAVUR 07:09 07:10
10 KOLLAM JN 07:25 07:30
11 SASTHAMKOTTA 07:49 07:50
12 KARUNAGAPALLY 07:59 08:00
13 KAYANKULAM JN 08:18 08:20
14 MAVELIKKARA 08:29 08:30
15 CHENGANNUR 08:44 08:45
16 THIRUVALLA 08:54 08:55
17 CHANGANASERI 09:09 09:10
18 KOTTAYAM 09:35 09:40
19 ETTUMANNUR 09:54 09:55
20 PIRAVAM ROAD 10:19 10:20
21 ERNAKULAM TOWN 11:00 11:05
22 ALUVA 11:30 11:33
23 ANGAMALY 11:42 11:43
24 DIVINE NAGAR 11:49 11:50
25 CHALAKKUDI 12:30 12:31
26 IRINJALAKUDA 12:09 12:10
27 THRISSUR 12:35 12:40
28 WADAKANCHERI 12:59 13:00
29 SHORANUR JN 13:50 14:00
30 PATTAMBI 14:13 14:15
31 KUTTIPURAM 14:28 14:30
32 TIRUR 14:43 14:45
33 TANUR 14:53 14:55
34 PARPANANGADI 15:04 15:05
35 FEROKE 15:23 15:25
36 CALICUT 15:50 15:55
37 Koyilandy 16:18 16:20
38 VATAKARA 16:38 16:40
39 MAHE 16:48 16:50
40 THALASSERY 17:03 17:05
41 KANNUR 17:35 17:40
42 KANNAPURAM 17:54 17:55
43 PAYANGADI 18:04 18:05
44 PAYYANUR 18:18 18:20
45 NILESHWARAM 18:39 18:40
46 KANHANGAD 18:49 18:50
47 KASARAGOD 19:09 19:10
48 MANGALORE CNTL 20:40 Destination

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