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Blog Entry# 2376993
Posted: Aug 11 2017 (11:17)

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Aug 11 2017 (11:16)   Uday Express: coaches arrive

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Entry# 2376993   News Entry# 311393         Tags   Past Edits
A trial run will be held on Friday from Coimbatore Junction to Somanayackenpatti
In what appears to be a sign of a direct train between Coimbatore and Bengaluru materialising at last, the Railways on Wednesday brought two coaches of double decker Uday from Chennai.
These two coaches with a generator car will be taken on a trial run from Coimbatore to Somanayackenpatti near Jolarpet and will return to Coimbatore.
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trial run will begin at 7.15 am on Friday from Coimbatore Junction.
The trial run is to check the roof clearance at stations, Over Head Traction and other clearances.
After the trial run, a report will be sent to Commissioner Rail Safety for his consent for commencing the services.
The two coaches with a locomotive and generator car reached Coimbatore around 11 a.m on Wednesday.
On completion of the trial run, the coaches would return to Chennai.
Uday or Utkrisht Double Decker AC Yatri Express Coaches for the Coimbatore - Bengaluru service are getting ready and are getting final touches at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. Railways is also exploring the possibility of running it as an over night train, sources said.
The Uday coaches are expected to have LED screen in each for dissemination of approaching/halting station info besides a public announcement system besides coffee and tea vending machines and the coach exterior will have a vinyl sheet finishing to give an aesthetic and elegant look.
Sources also said that the Uday coaches normally comes with heating chamber and refrigerator facilities for preserving the food brought from home. The train is also likely to have bio-toilets.
The train has been assigned the numbers 22665/22666.
The present schedule for the train is that it would depart Coimbatore at 5.45 a.m., reach Tirupur at 6.28 am, Erode at 7.10, Salem at 8.12 and reach Bengaluru at 12.40 and in the return direction it would depart Bengaluru at 2.15 p.m., reach Salem at 5.47 p.m., Erode at 6.50 p.m., Tirupur at 7.38 p.m. and Coimbatore at 9 p.m. The schedule could go through some minor modifications and services could begin in near future, sources added.

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