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Southern Railway has made some changes in the days of some train services and train numbers consequent to the increase in advance reservation period to 120 days from 90 days.The changes, which that take effect only in August, follow requests from the public and travel agents.Consequently, Train No.12685/12686 Chennai Central – Mangalore – Chennai Central Expresses, now running six days a week, will be converted as daily express trains with effect from August 20 from Mangalore and August 21 from the Chennai Central. The days of service of a few trains have also been changed.Train No. 22604 Villupuram – Kharagpur Weekly Express now leaving Villupuram on Mondays will leave on Tuesdays; Train No.22603 Kharagpur – Villupuram Weekly Express now leaving Kharagpur on Wednesdays will leave on Thursdays; Train No.16043 Puducherry – Mangalore Weekly Express now leaving Puducherry on Tuesdays will leave on Fridays and Train No.16044 Mangalore – Puducherry Weekly... Read more...
Express now leaving Mangalore on Mondays will leave on Saturdays. The new train numbers for the following trains are given in brackets: Puducherry-Mangalore Weekly Express (16855), Mangalore-Puducherry Weekly Express (16856), Chennai Central-New Jalpaiguri Weekly Express (22611), New Jalpaiguri-Chennai Central Weekly Express (22612), Chennai Central-Haldia Weekly Express (22613) Haldia-Chenai Central Weekly Express (22614), Coimbatore-Tirupati Tri-weekly Express (22616), Tirupati-Coimbatore Tri-weekly Express (22615), Tirupati-Yesvantpur Tri-weekly Express (22618), Yesvantpur-Tirupati Tri-weekly (22617), Tirunelveli-Bilaspur Weekly Express (22620) Bilaspur-Tirunelveli Weekly (22619), Rameswaram-Kanyakumari Tri-weekly Express (22621) Kanyakumari-Rameswaram Tri-weekly (22622), Madurai-Chennai Egmore Bi-weekly Express (22624) and Chennai Egmore-Madurai Bi-weekly (22623).