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Kayankulam-Mavelikara doubling: Major train schedule changes announced

[Update 04-Mar-2011: All north-bound trains would henceforth be diverted via Alappuzha and all south-bound trains will be diverted via Kottayam]

[Update 24-Feb-2011: Netravathi Express will run from/to Trivandrum and not terminate at Alappuzha as mentioned earlier. However, it will start from Trivandrum only at 1400 and not at the usual 0945]

Southern Railway has announced a major change in train schedules for trains passing Kayankulam due to the track doubling works in the Kayankulam-Mavelikara sector. The schedules will be affected from 22-Feb till 11-Mar.

Many trains via Alappuzha (including popular ones like Ernad Express, Janshatabdhi, Maveli Express, Intercity Express) will be diverted through Kottayam, and many trains via Kottayam (including Venad Express, Parasuram Express, Sabari Express, Vanchinad Express, Malabar Express, Kerala Express, Amritha Express) will be diverted through Alappuzha. Some long-distance express trains (including Netravathi Express,  Janashatabdi (via Kottayam)) will not run till Trivandrum, but will end at Ernakulam, Kottayam or Alappuzha. Some passenger trains have also been fully cancelled.

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Please refer to the press release below for complete details.

Southern Railway Press Release 220/2010-11 dated 14-02-2011

220/2010-11 14-02-2011
CHANGE IN PATTERN OF TRAIN SERVICES DUE TO DOUBLING WORK IN KAYANKULAM – MAVELIKARA SECTION

To execute the work connected with the doubling of the Kayankulam-Mavelikara section (7.89 Kms.), the Construction organization of Southern Railway has undertaken Track, Signalling and Electrical works for 33 days commencing from 07th Feburuary, 2011 to 11th March, 2011. The first phase of the above works is in progress .As Kayankulam is a Junction point the magnitude of the work involved is very heavy.

Once commissioned, this double line will result in improved punctuality due to fewer stoppages for crossings and better speed.Southern Railway is attempting to commission this double line with least disturbance to the traveling public.However, due to large number of trains running on this section, trains services would have to be reorganized from 22.02.2011 to 11.03.2011.The train wise details and the schedule during this period are listed below for the information of passengers.

We request passengers to bear with the inconvenience and solicit their cooperation during this period.

1. (a) The following trains will be diverted via Ernakulam Town – Kottayam – Kayankulam Section during the dates mentioned with stoppages at Kottayam, Changanasseri, Tiruvalla & Chengannur

Sl.No. Train Details Dates
1. 16605 Mangalore- Nagercoil Ernad Exp 27/2/11 to3/3/11
2. 12075Kozhikode –Thiruvananthapuram Janshatabdi Exp 27/2/11 to3/3/11
3. 16128 Guruvayoor-Chennai Egmore Exp 28/2/11 to3/3/11
4. 16603 Mangalore- Thiruvananthapuram Maveli Exp 28/2/11 to3/3/11
5. 16315 Bangalore City- Kochuveli tri-weekly Exp 27/2/11 and3/3/11
6. 16341 Ernakulam –Thiruvananthapuram Intercity Exp 28/2/11 to3/3/11
7 12998 Hapa –Tirunelveli Exp 28/2/11
8 16331 Mumbai CST –Thiruvananthapuram Exp 02/3/11
9 12432 Nizamuddin- Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani Exp 01/3/11,03/3/11
10 12484 Amritsar –Kochuveli Exp 01/3/11
11 12787 Bilaspur-Tirunelveli Exp 02/3/11

(b) The following trains will be diverted via Ernakulam-Alappuzha-KayankulamSection with stoppage at Ernakulam Jn., Chertala, Alappuzha, Amabalpuzha & Haripad.

Sl.No. Train Details Dates
1. 12625 Thiruvananthapuram –New Delhi Kerala Exp 27/2/11to 8/3/11
2. 12515 Thiruvananthapuram – Guwahati Exp 27/2/11
3. 12624 Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Mail 27/2/11 to 2/3/11
4. 12659 Nagercoil- Shalimar Gurudev Exp 27/2/11
5. 12696 Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Super fast Exp 27/2/11 to2/3/11
6. 16304 Thiruvananthapuram – Ernakulam Vanchinad Exp 27/2/11 to 2/3/11
7. 16629 Thiruvananthapuram – Mangalore Malabar Exp 27/2/11 to 2/3/11
8. 16347 Thiruvananthapuram – Mangalore Exp 27/2/11 to 2/3/11
9. 16343 Thiruvananthapuram – Palghat Town Amritha Exp 28/2/11 to 3/3/11
10. 16302 Thiruvananthapuram – Shoranur Venad Exp 28/2/11 to 3/3/11
11. 16650 Thiruvananthapuram – MangaloreParasuram Exp 28/2/11 to 3/3/11
12. 17229 Thiruvananthapuram – Hyderabad Sabari Exp 28/2/11 to 3/3/11
13. 16382 Kanniyakumari –Mumbai CST Express 28/2/11 to 3/3/11
14. 16334 Thiruvananthapuram – Veravel Exp 28/2/11
15. 12258 Kochuveli –Yesvantpur Garibrath Exp 28/2/11 and 2/3/11
16. 16336 Nagercoil- Gandhidham Exp 1/3/11
17. 12202 Kochuveli – Lokmanya Tilak Garibrath Exp 3/3/11

2.The following Passenger trains will be fully cancelled:

Sl.No. Train Details Dates
1. 56381/56382 Ernakulam-Kayankulam-Ernakulam Passenger trains(via Alappuzha) 23/02/11 to 11/03/11
2. 56528/56527 Nagercoil-Kanniyakumari-Nagercoil Passenger trains 23/02/11 to 11/03/11
3. 56387/56388 Ernakulam-Kayankulam-Ernakulam Passenger trains (via Kottayam) 23/02/11 to 11/03/11
4. 56393/56394 Kottayam-Kollam-Kottayam Passenger trains 27/2/11 to 3/3/11
5. 56300/56301 Kollam- Allappuzha-Kollam Passenger trains 27/2/11 to 3/3/11
6. 56303/56384 Ernakulam- Allappuzha -Ernakulam Passenger trains 27/2/11 to 3/3/11
7. 56305 Kottayam –Kollam Passenger 27/2/11 to 3/3/11
8. 56377 Allappuzha – Kayankulam Passenger 27/2/11 to 3/3/11
9. 56380 Kayankulam-Ernakulam Passenger 27/2/11 to 3/3/11
10. 56378 Kayankulam-Allapuzha Passenger 27/2/11 to 3/3/11

3.Following express trains are Partially Cancelled

Sl. No. Train Details Dates
1 16345 Lokmanya Tilak – Thiruvananthapuram Nethravathi Exp
22/2 partially cancelled between Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram
2 16324 Shalimar- Thiruvananthapuram Exp 22/2 ,24/2, 01/3 ,03/3,08/3 & 10/3 partially cancelled between Ernakulam & Thiruvananthapuram
3 12511 Gorakhpur –Thiruvananthapuram Rapthisagar Exp 22/2, 26/2, 27/2, 1/3, 5/3,6/3, 8/3 partially cancelled between Ernakulam & Thiruvananthapuram
4 16346/16345 Thiruvananthapuram – Lokmanya Tilak Netravathi Expresses(On both directions) 23/2/11 upto 11/3/11 partially cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram -Alappuzha [Update 24-Feb-2011: This change has been revoked. The train will depart from Trivandrum at 1400, instead of the usual 0945]
5 16525/16526 Kanniyakumari–Bangalore– Kanniyakumari Expresses(On both directions) 23/2/11 upto 11/3/11 partially cancelled between Kanniyakumari –Kottayam
6 12081/12082 Kozhikode–Thiruvanantha-puram – Kozhikode JanshadabdiExpresses (On both directions) ** 23/2/11 upto 11/3/11 partially cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram and Kottayam
7 16325 Indore –Thiruvananthapuram Ahilyangari Exp 23/2,02/3,09/3 partially cancelled between Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram
8 16328 Thiruvananthapuram – Korba Exp 24/2,28/2,03/3,07/3,10/3partially,cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam
9 16323 Thiruvananthapuram – Shalimar Express 24/2/,26/2/,03/3,05/3 &10.3 partially cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam
10 16327 Korba –Thiruvananthapuram Exp 25/2,28/2,04/3,07/3,11/3 partially cancelled between Ernakulam amd Thiruvananthapuram
11 16326 Thiruvananthapuram – Indore AhilyanagariExp 26/2, 5/3 partially cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam
12 12644 Nizamuddin-Thiruvananthapuram Exp 27/2, 06/3 partially cancelled between Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram
13 12643 Thiruvananthapuram – Nizamuddin Exp 01/03,08/03 partially cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam
14 12512 Thiruvananthapuram – Gorakhpur RapthisagarExp 27/2, 01/3, 02/3, 06/3, 08/3, 09/3 partiallycancelled between Thiruvananthapuram & Ernakulam

Note: **The Janshadabdi Exp (via Kottayam) will be partially Cancelled on nominated days of its service between Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram.


4.
Following passenger trains are Partially Cancelled :

a)56377/56378 Ernakulam-Kayankulam-Ernakulam Passenger trains partially cancelled between Cheppad and Kayankulam and56380/56383Kayankulam- Ernakulam Passenger trains between Cheppad and Kayankulam from 23/2 to 26/2.

b)56391/56392 Ernakulam.- Kollam Passenger partially cancelled between Kollam & Kottayam, 56304 Nagercoil – Kottayam Passenger between Kollam & Kottayam, 56383 Ernakulam – Kayankulam Passenger between Alleppey & Kayankulam from 27/2 to 03/3/11

c)56377/56378 Ernakulam-Kayankulam-Ernakulam Passenger partially cancelled between Cheppad and Kayankulam and 56380/56383 Kayankulam-Ernakulam Passenger between Cheppad and Kayankulam from 04/3 to 04/3 to 11/3/11

5.Following trains will be rescheduled to leave late:

Sl.No. Train Details Dates Original Dep.Time Rescheduled Dep. Time
1. 12625 Thiruvananthapuram –New Delhi Kerala Exp 23/2/11 to 08/3/11 11.15 hrs. 14.30 hrs.
2. 12624 Thiruvananthapuram – Chennai Mail 23/2/11 to 08/3/11 14.30 hrs. 15.00 hrs.
3. 12515 Thiruvananthapuram – Guwahati Exp 27/2/11, 06/3/11 12.50 hrs. 14.45 hrs
4. 12778 Kochuveli – Hubli Superfast Exp 24/2/11, 3/3/11 12.50 hrs. 14.45 hrs

6.Following Trains to be regulated :

a)Train No.12626 New Delhi -Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Exp. Will be regulated on Ernakulam –MavelikaraSection for 160 minutes from 23/02/11 to 11/03/11.

b)Train No.12218 Chandigarh-Kochuveli Sampark Kranti (Weekly) Exp. will be regulatedenroute for about 150 minutes on 25/02/11, 04/03/11 & 11/03/11

c)Train No.12288 Dehradun-Kochuveli (Weekly) Exp. Will be regulatedenroute for about 150 minutes on 23/2/11, 2/3/11 & 9/3/11.

d)Train No.12484 Amritsar-Kochuveli (Weekly) Exp. Will be regulated enroute for about 150 minutes on 1/3/11 & 8/3/11.

e)Train No.12998 Hapa-Tirunelveli Bi-weekly Exp. Will be regulated enroute for about 150 minutes on 27/2/11, 28/2/11, 6/3/11, 7/3/11.

(V.J. ACCAMMA)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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