I believe the MP from Palakkad, Mr.M.B. Rajesh is not taking any interest for initiating new trains in the PGT POY MDU RMM route. He needs to learn something from Mr.Kodikunnel Suresh and N.K Premachandran whose is doing a great job for their respective constituencies. There should be some moral responsibility from his part otherwise i am afraid it would be the same old story. No new trains from PGT. Thanks.
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New train from Palakkad SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT KOLLAM MARCH 08, 2017 00:00 IST UPDATED: MARCH 08, 2017 04:09 IST Express train from Palakkad to Punalur starts at 4 p.m. The... more...
new express train from Punalur to Palakkad, which will start running from next week, is likely to be christened ‘Palaruvi Express.’ A request in this connection by Kodikunnil Suresh, MP, has been submitted to Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu.
Mr. Suresh said in a statement that under the time table for the train, it would start at 3.25 a.m. from Punalur, leave Kollam at 5 a.m., Ernakulam at 9.45 a.m., and reach Palakkad at 1.20 p.m. 23 halts The train will leave Palakkad for Punalur at 4 p.m., Ernakulam at 7.10 p.m., Kollam at 11.55 p.m. and reach Punalur at 1.20 p.m. The train will have 23 halts. N.K. Premachandran, MP, said Railways had sanctioned operation of new trains on the Punalur-Edaman and New Aryankavu-Schencotta reaches of the Punalur-Schencotta sections where gauge conversion had been completed. The converted section was formally commissioned last week. The Tirunelveli-Schencotta train will be extended to New Aryankavu for the purpose. Similarly, the Guruvayur-Punalur train and the Kollam-Punalur Passenger will be extended to Edaman, he said.
i am wondering how the passengers from PUU would benefit with this train with the timings mentioned in this report? It could benefit office goers till ERS/ERN. From ERS/ERN, it remains to be seen who will prefer this train over Bangalore Intercity, which takes about 90 minutes less to reach PGT.
It surely will have more takers especially between Palakkad and ERS on its return journey to Punalur. As of now after SBC-ERS Intercity express, there are no trains towards ERS at least till night 10pm (with a few weekly exceptions). This train departing Palakkad at 4pm and reaching ERS at around 7:10 will surely be a good option. 3hours to reach ERN despite being a passenger train and stoppages at almost all stations is quite a good speed . Moreover passengers will need to pay lower fares.
It will certainly take the load off Venad Express and expecting to run jam packed between KYJ & ERN. On the return too, it will provide much needed connectivity between ERN & QLN after the departure of Venad Express. But you're absolutely right on its patronage between QLN & PUU!
Feb 27 2017 (21:54) Loco Tag: ED/WAP-4/22660 added by █▓▒░ Tushar Dhingra ░▒▓█^~/600614
First Day First show. Pic of the day As the sun goes down, decorated ED WAP4 22660 slows down to enter PGT leading slightly late running ERS-HWH Antyodaya inaugural special Pic Credits : Avinash Venkitachalam Sourceclick here
Feb 25 2017 (12:42) Pune- tirunelveli via Majn,Pgt,Poy,Mdu
Feb 25 2017 (12:41) Finally a distance train Via PGT-POY route
Hurray... Finally a long distance train Via PGT-POY route ... . Pune- tirunelveli AC exp via Majn,Pgt,Poy,Mdu ...... . Train No. 01321 Pune – Tirunelveli weekly special will leave from... more...
Pune at 16:15 Hrs on every Sunday ( 02/04/2017 to 04/06/2017 ). Train will reach Tirunelveli at 04:00 Hrs on third day. Train No. 01322 Tirunelveli - Pune weekly special will leave from Tirunelveli at 07:20 Hrs on every Tuesday ( 04/04/2017 to 06/06/2017 ). Train will reach Pune at 20:40 Hrs on next day. . CC": 15 AC 3 TIER LHB RAKE...
Normal . Actually, this train running through new route i.e pgt-poy ,have no use for ppl in between pgt and poy as no stop has been provided in intermediate stations between pgt and poy ..its useful for ppl from Konkan and other part of kerala to go to madurai and palani and kodaikanal.
Yes it could have been normal SF with sleeper and AC. Maybe they are hoping for some patronisation during the summer vacation rush. Incidentally apart from Pune-Tirunelveli, there is also a Pune Ernakulam special on different day which will obviously follow the same route till SRR.That train is also AC special