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Aug 06 2017 (07:49)   Southern Railway extends two trains to Tambaram as coaching terminal works comes to an end

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Chennai: Chennai's railway network will enter a new phase on Monday. Southern Railway has announced that two pairs of weekly trains will originate and terminate from Tambaram, which has been designated as the third coaching terminal of the city after Central and Egmore.
The commissioning works are almost entirely over with only a few minor works remaining, Naveen Gulati, Divisional Railway Manager of Chennai division, told TOI.
Train number 15630 / 15629 Guwahati - Chennai Egmore - Guwahati weekly express trains and Train No.15930 / 15929 Dibrugarh - Chennai Egmore - Dibrugarh weekly
express trains will start and originate at Tambaram from August 7 to 31 on a trial basis.
"Both trains will be maintained at the Tambaram terminal," Gulati said.
Tambaram-Guwahati express will start at 9:45pm from Tambaram (on Mondays) and reach Egmore at 10:15pm. It will have a stoppage of 15 minutes. In the reverse direction, the train will arrive at Egmore at 8:05pm (Sunday) and stop for 35 minutes. It will reach Tambaram at 9:15pm.
The same timings will apply for the Dibrugarh-Egmore-Dibrugarh weekly express train which runs on Thursday from Chennai and returns on Wednesday from Dibrugarh.
Tambaram's maintenance shed has two pit lines, where the coaches can be washed. This is the first phase of converting the station into a terminal and a second phase envisages construction of more pit lines and other facilities.
It is an essential project because the maintenance sheds in Gopalapuram yard (Egmore) and Basin Bridge (Chennai Central) are saturated. For starting new trains to southern districts, which has a huge demand, new maintenance facilities are needed and Tambaram is a step in that direction.
Sources say the zone has sent a proposal to start two new trains from Tambaram station through Egmore. Officials are not too keen to start trains to southern districts from Tambaram as passengers inside Chennai Corporation limits, especially in north and central Chennai, are opposed to the idea.

Aug 06 2017 (16:52)
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At last Chennai gets its third terminal after several decades, may be more than century! Friends pl. correct me if l'm wrong

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