West coast express (India)

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West Coast Superfast Express
Overview
Service type Superfast Express Train
Locale Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka
Current operator(s) Indian Railway
Route
Start Chennai Central
End Mangalore
Distance travelled 890 km (550 mi)
Average journey time 17 Hrs 20 Mins
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 22637/22638
On-board services
Class(es) Second AC, Third AC, First Class, Sleeper, Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Observation facilities Large windows
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 52 km/h (32 mph) average with halts
Route map
West Coast Express (India) Route map.jpg

The West Coast Express is a daily train connecting the city of Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, with the port city of Mangalore in Karnataka via Coimbatore Junction.[1] It is one of the trains connecting the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea and the oldest train.

The name traces to the location of Mangalore which is on the west coast of India. It is one of the oldest trains and also provides a day-time connectivity to Coimbatore from Chennai.

The train shares its rake with the Chennai Mangalore Mail which also traverses the same route.

In 2014 Ministry of Indian Railways Announced the Service Type of West Coast Express as Superfast The Schedule and Train Number also Changed from 16627/16628-> 22637/22638.

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