Sethu Express

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Sethu Super Fast Express (சேது அதிவிரைவு வண்டி)
Sethu Express Display.jpg
Service type Express Train; Super fast Express Train w.e.f 01.10.2016
Locale Tamil Nadu
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Start Chennai Egmore
Stops 18
End Rameswaram
Distance travelled 603 km (375 mi)
Average journey time 11.40 Hours
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 16713/16714;22661/22662 w.e.f 01.12.2016
On-board services
Class(es) Second AC, Third AC, Sleeper, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 51 km/h (32 mph) average with halts[1]
Route map
Sethu Express (MS-RMM) Route map.jpg

Sethu Superfast Express is a train route of the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and runs between Chennai Egmore and Rameswaram via Chord line. It is a standard train consisting of 22 coaches. The train covers a distance of 602 km with an average speed of 51 km/h.


The name of the train commemorates the 18th century "Sethupathy ",who was the King of Ramanathapuram Samasthanam(Princely State) in Tamil Nadu.[citation needed]

Sethu Express - Old trainboard

Train Route and Timings[edit]

Sethu Express (2)


The main cities covered by the route are Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Ariyalur, Tiruchirapalli, Pudukkottai, Karaikkudi, Sivagangai, Manamadurai, Paramakudi Ramanathapuram.From Tiruchirappalli to Chennai Egmore, this train is hauled by RPM/ED WAP4 Electric loco, and the section between Tiruchirappalli and Rameshwaram is hauled by GOC WDP3A/ ED WDM3D Diesel Loco. In between the Tiruchirappalli and Tambaram, this train achieves a maximum speed of 110 km/Hr.


The Sethu Express train starts from Chennai Egmore at 17.00 and reached to Rameshwaram at 4.45 (1 night). The train starts from Rameshwaram at 20.00 and reached to Chennai Egmore at 8.20. The train is running for all the days (S,M,T,W,T,F,S).

Coach Composition[edit]

Total number of coaches 22

Loco SLR UR UR S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 B3 B2 B1 A1 UR UR SLR

Rake Sharing[edit]

The train has an Rake Sharing agreement (RSA) with 16723/24 Ananthapuri Express which runs inbetween Trivandrum and Chennai Egmore.

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