Tirumala Express

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Tirumala Express
17488 Tirumala Express at Visakhapatnam 01.jpg
17488 Tirupati bound Tirumala Express at Visakhapatnam Railway Station
Service type Mail/Express
Status Operating
Locale Andhra Pradesh
First service 5 April 1970; 46 years ago (1970-04-05)
Current operator(s) South Central Railway, Indian Railways
Start Tirupati Main
Stops 34
End Visakhapatnam
Distance travelled 736 km (457 mi)
Average journey time 15 hours 05 min
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) 14-Sleeper
2 Three tier AC
2 Two tier AC
4 General
Seating arrangements Indian Rail standard
Catering facilities Paid Food Service
Observation facilities Large windows in all carriages
Baggage facilities Below the seats
Rolling stock Two
Track gauge Broad
Operating speed 48 km/h
Route map
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Tirumala Express Route map showing the stops en route.

Tirumala Express[1] is popular train that shuttles between Visakhapatnam and Tirupati Main. It Halts at 31 stations namely Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Tenali, Vijayawada, Nuzvid, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Annavaram, Tuni, Anakapalle and Duvvada.


Train No.17487 starts from Tirupati at 08:30 PM and reaches Visakhapatnam at 11:30 AM the next day.[2][3] Train No.17488 leaves Visakhapatnam at 02:00 PM and reach back to Tirupati at 05:20 AM next day.[4] It is classified as an Express train in the Indian Railways classification list. It has 24 coaches including 2 luggage and 4 unreserved (*number of coaches may vary). There is a sleeper, second class, and tiers two and three.


  • Catering facilities have paid food service.
  • Sleeping arrangements are included.
  • Seating arrangements can be booked in advance except for unreserved coaches.


This train is generally hauled by WAP 4 of Lallaguda (LGD) in both directions

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