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56701⇒16730/Punalur - Madurai Express
പുനലൂർ - മധുര എക്സ്പ്രസ്     पुनलूर - मदुरै एक्सप्रेस

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Train No.56701 Punalur – Madurai Passenger will be revised as 16730 (Punalur - Madurai Express) and speeded up by 60 Minutes with effect from 01.07.2020
Wed Mar 11, 2020 (06:36PM)
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Jun 19 (10:57) Many passenger trains to be converted into Express; List of trains in Kerala (www.google.com)
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News Entry# 411711  Blog Entry# 4653309   
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Trains:  Punalur - Madurai Express/16730   Palakkad Town -Tiruchchirappalli Fast Passenger/56712   Tiruchchirappalli - Palakkad Town Fast Passenger/56713   Mangaluru Central - Coimbatore Fast Passenger/56324   Thrissur - Kannur Passenger/56603   Kottayam - Nilambur Road Passenger/56362   Nilambur Road - Kottayam Passenger/56363   Nagercoil - Kottayam Passenger/56304   Mangaluru Central - Madgaon Passenger/56640   Mangaluru Central - Kozhikode Passenger/56654   Coimbatore - Mangaluru Central Fast Passenger/56323   Madurai - Punalur Express/16729   Kannur - Coimbatore Fast Passenger/56650   Coimbatore - Kannur Fast Passenger/56651   Madgaon - Mangaluru Central Passenger/56641   Palakkad Jn. - Tiruchendur Passenger (Via Palani)/56769   Guruvayur - Punalur Fast Passenger/56365   Punalur - Guruvayur Fast Passenger/56366   Tiruchendur - Palakkad Jn. Passenger (Via Palani)/56770  
Thiruvananthapuram:  Many passenger trains would be converted into Express trains, the Railway Ministry said. Passenger trains that run beyond 200 km per day will be converted into Express and in Kerala more than 10 trains will become Express. These trains will be speeded up and their halts curtailed. More than 500 trains across the country would be converted into Express trains, the Ministry said.
However, it is not clear if the decision by the Railways is a temporary one during the Covid pandemic times or a move to reduce the number of passenger trains and stop it. The zonal railway offices have been directed to take a decision on this within 2 days.
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passenger trains are converted to Expresses, the fares too will be increased. Many stations will be excluded. For Railways, passenger trains do not make profit. Small stations incur a huge expenditure for functioning. There are no reservation coaches on local trains but there will be reservation coaches on Express trains.
Trains from Kerala to be converted to Express
Thrissur – Kannur passenger (56603)
Mangalore - Kozhikode passenger (56654)
Kannur - Coimbatore passenger (56650/56651)
Mangalore - Coimbatore passenger (56324/56323)
Mangalore - Goa passenger (56640/56641)
Palakkad - Thiruchirapalli passenger (56712/56713)
Nilambur - Kottayam passenger (56363/56362)
Nagercoil - Kottayam passenger (56304)
Guruvayur - Punalur passenger (56365/56366)
Punalur - Madurai passenger (56700/56701)
Palakkad - Tiruchendur passenger (56769/56770)

2 Public Posts - Fri Jun 19, 2020

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Railway Fan~   4657 blog posts
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Yes. Lets see how passengers of smaller stations react to the same. Hopefully along with that they should also look at reducing some smaller stoppage for express/mail trains as well which were unnecessarily given due to political considerations

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Jun 19 (15:51)
sanjay07   659 blog posts
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Good Decision By Railway

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Jun 19 (17:14)
Atmathew80   50 blog posts
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Good decision,but unless speed is increased and run time is reduced, we will end up paying Express fares for a passenger train

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Jun 19 (17:37)
Mansur Manu~   36 blog posts
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Don't reduce the stops between Nilambur and Shornur when converting to Nilambur Kottayam Passenger Express.

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Jun 22 (17:43)
Rangarajanrail~   1586 blog posts
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Madurai punalur fast passenger will be good as if splitting up as MDU TVC EXP and Trivandrum Punalur Passenger
Mar 11 (18:32) Conversion of long distance Passenger to Express and Speeding Up of Trains (sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 402700  Blog Entry# 4589844   
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Train No.56700/56701 Madurai – Punalur – Madurai Long Distance Passenger Train will be converted to Express Train
Consequent to conversion the Existing Train No.56700 Madurai - Punalur Passenger as Express, the Train No will be revised as Train No.16729 (Madurai - Punalur Express), and Speeded up by 20 Minutes with effect from 30.06.2020 and Train No.56701 Punalur – Madurai Passenger will be revised as 16730 (Punalur - Madurai Express) and speeded up by 60 Minutes with effect from 01.07.2020
Accordingly o­n and from 30.06.2020 Train No. 16729 Madurai – Punalur Express
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will leave Madurai at 23.15 and reach Punalur at 10.45 the next day
Stoppages: Tiruparankundram (23.24/23.25), Tirumangalam(23.34/23.35), Virudhanagar(23.55/23.57), Satur(00.21/00.22), Kovilpatti(00.54/00.55), Kadambur(01.14/01.15), Vanchimaniyachchi(01.29/01.30), Naraikkinar, Tirunelveli Junction(02.40/0245), Nanguneri(03.29/03.30),Valliyur (03.39/03.40) Aralvaymozhi(03.54/03.55), Nagercoil(04.20/04.30), Eraneil(04.59/05.00), Pallivadi (05.07/05.08), Kulitthurai(05.14/05.15), Kulitturai West Halt(05.21/05.22), Parassala(05.29/05.30), Dhanuvachapuram, Neyyanttinkara(05.59/06.00), Balaramapuram, Trivandrum Central(06.35/06.40), Trivandrum Pett(06.44/06.45), Kochuveli(06.54/06.55), Veli(07.00/07.01), Kazhakuttam(07.05/07.06), Kaniyapuram(07.11/07.12), Murukkampuzha(07.16/07.17), Perunkuzhi Halt(07.22/07.23), Chirayankeezh(07.27/07.28), Kadakavur(07.32/07.33), Akathumuri(07.37/07.38), Varkalasivagiri(07.49/07.50), Edavai(07.54/07.55), Kappil (07.59/08.00), Paravur(08.04/08.05), Mayyanad((08.09/08.10), Iravippuram Halt(08.14/08.15), Kollam Jn(09.20/09.25), Killikollur(09.34/09.35), Chandanatope(09.39/09.40), Kundara(09.45/09.46), Kundara East(09.51/09.52), Ezhukone(09.55/09.56), Kottarakkara(10.07/10.08), Kuri Halt(10.15/10.16) and Auvaneeswaram(10.22/10.23)
Similarily the Daily run of Train No. 16730 Punalur - Madurai Express will leave Punalur at 16.30 Hrs o­n and from 01.07.2020 to reach Madurai at 06.35 the next day
Stoppages: Auvaneeswaram(16.41/16.42), Kuri Halt(16.46/16.47), Kottarakkara(16.56/16.57), Ezhukone(17.07/17.08), Kundara East(17.11/17.12), Kundara(17.16/17.17), Chandatope(17.22/17.23), Killikollur(17.30/17.31), Kollam Junction(17.45/18.05), ), Iravippuram Halt(18.12/18.13), Mayyanad(18.20/18.21), Paravur(18.25/18.26), Kappil(18.30/18.31), Edavai(18.35/18.36), Varkalasivagiri (18.41/19.13), Akathumurai(19.19/19.20), Kadakavur(19.29/19.30), Chirayankeezh(19.34/19.35), Perinkuzhi Halt(19.39/19.40), Murukkampuzha(19.44/19.45), Kaniyapuram (19.50/19.51), Kazhakuttam(19.59/20.09), Veli(20.14/20.15), Kochuveli(20.20/2021), Trivandrum Pett(20.29/20.30), Trivandrum Central(20.40/20.45), Balaramapuram(21.02/21.03), Neyyanttinkara(21.09/21.10), Dhanuvachapuram(21.19/21.20), Parassala(21.25/21.26), Kulitturai West Halt(21.32/21.33), Kulitthurai(21.40/21.41), Pallivadi(21.47/21.48), Eraneil(22.12/22.17), Nagercoil(22.40/22.55), Aralvaymozhi(23.16/23.17), Valliyur(23.34/23.35), Nanguneri(23.47/23.48), Tirunelveli Junction(00.30/00.47), Naraikkinar(01.10/01.17)
Vanchimaniyachchi(01.25/01.26), Kadambur(01.40/01.49),Kovilpatti(02.10/02.12), Satur(02.47/02.52), Virudhanagar(03.10/05.15), Tirumangalam(05.40/05.45) and Tiruparankundram(05.54/06.12)
The trains will be permanently augmented with One AC Three Tier Coach and Three Sleeper Class Coaches.
The revised Composition is as follows: AC Three Tier Coach – 1, Sleeper Class Coach-10, Second Class Coach - 8, Luggage cum Brake Van - 2,

2 Public Posts - Wed Mar 11, 2020

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Mar 11 (18:45)
Forever Railfan
Karthik.iyer27^~   28504 blog posts
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Train is converted to express only

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Mar 11 (18:49)
Sachin T~   6770 blog posts
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Right, I was telling recent IR trend. Where there will be two options, either convert an overnight passenger to exp or it will made as Demu with no reservation coaches.

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Mar 11 (19:35)
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Stubborn attitude of IR not increase the base fare of non ac pax which constitute about 90-95% of total pax volume is well known. The whole gimmickry of marketing/ packaging of railway services being followed since last 15 years is a direct fall out of this fact.
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Introduction/ augmentation of new/existing trains, suvidha/ premium/ PT/ dynamic/ special fares, very heavy ticket cancellation charges, denying berth to half ticket 5-12 yr children, denying break journey to ac class paxs, converting passenger trains into express by reducing few minutes of journey time,
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introducing special/tatkal fare trains instead of regular fare train etc are are just attempts to make up for the lost revenue.
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All the above is further accelerating the ever declining market share of Indian Railways, especially the upper class high revenue paxs.

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It is not stubborn attitude of railways. It is political (if not sibling) rivals who will go bonkers if fares are raised even by 10%. It is the bread and butter passengers (MST) who provide railways a steady all season income. Railways needs to review its expenditure on its employees which forms over 64% of its total revenue.
That apart, revenues should be raised just like they are reviewing petrol/diesel and LPG prices daily/monthly, in small increments like 5 Rs. Today railways has actually killed competition in low fare segment pushing them in red, too. Govt. should pay them subsidy to match fares with railways, too.

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Better running as MDU TVC EXPRESS and TRIVANDRUM CENTRAL PUNALUR PASSENGER as separate trains
Oct 15 2019 (13:51) Rly to partially cancel trains from Oct 19 to 22 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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News Entry# 393328  Blog Entry# 4459003   
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Train Tag: Madurai - Villupuram Passenger/56806 added by 12302 ER King~/1996412

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Train Tag: Villupuram - Madurai Passenger/56805 added by 12302 ER King~/1996412

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Trains:  Amritha Express (Via Palakkad Town)/16343   Amritha Express (Via Palakkad Town)/16344   Dadar Central - Tirunelveli Chalukya Express ( Via Yesvantpur)/11021   Tirunelveli - Dadar Central Chalukya Express (Via Yesvantpur)/11022   Punalur - Madurai Express/16730   Madurai - Villupuram Passenger/56806   Villupuram - Madurai Passenger/56805   Tirunelveli - Erode Passenger/56826   Dindigul - Mayiladuturai Passenger/56822   Mayiladuturai - Dindigul Passenger/56821   Erode - Tirunelveli Passenger/56825   Kanniyakumari - Rameswaram SF Express/22622   Mahal Superfast Express/22623   Madurai - Punalur Express/16729   Tambaram - Nagercoil Antyodaya Express (via Mayiladuturai)/16191   Nagercoil -Tambaram Antyodaya Express (via Mayiladuturai)/16192   Madurai - Chennai Egmore Tejas Express/22672   Chennai Egmore - Madurai Tejas Express/22671  
Madurai: Madurai division of the Southern Railway has announced partial cancellation of trains between October 19 and 22 in the southern districts to facilitate signal and synchronisation works in the newly-laid Madurai – Usilampatti broad gauge line. These are apart from a few trains that have been rescheduled by an hour or two. They have made an appeal to passengers to plan their journeys accordingly.
Train No. 56623 Palani–Madurai passenger is cancelled between Kudal Nagar and Madurai on October 20 and 21. Train No. 56624 Madurai–Palani passenger is cancelled between Madurai and Kudal Nagar on October 21 and 22. Train No. 56700 Madurai–Punalur passenger is cancelled between Madurai and Virudhunagar on October 20. Train No.56701 Punalur–Madurai passenger is cancelled between Tirunelveli and
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Madurai on October 20 and 21. Train No. 56700 Madurai–Punalur passenger is cancelled between Madurai and Tirunelveli on October 21 and 22.Train No.56805 Villupuram–Madurai passenger is cancelled between Tiruchchirappalli and Madurai on October 20 and 21. Train No.56806 Madurai–Villupuram passenger is cancelled between Madurai and Tiruchchirappalli on October 21 and 22. Train No.56825 Erode–Tirunelveli passenger is cancelled between Erode and Virudhunagar on October 21 and 22. Train No.56826 Tirunelveli–Erode passenger is cancelled between Virudhunagar and Erode on October 21 and 22.Train No.56821 Mayiladuthurai–Tirunelveli passenger is cancelled between Tiruchchirappalli and Dindigul on October 21 and 22. Train No.56822 Tirunelveli–Mayiladuthurai passenger is cancelled between Dindigul and Tiruchchirappalli on October 21 and 22. Train No.16191 Tambaram–Nagercoil express is cancelled between Dindigul and Nagercoil on October 20 and 21. Train No.16192 Nagercoil–Tambaram Antyodaya express is cancelled between Nagercoil and Dindigul on October 21 and 22. Train No.22671 Chennai Egmore–Madurai Tejas express is cancelled between Tiruchchirappalli and Madurai on October 21 and 22. Train No.22672 Madurai–Chennai Egmore Tejas express is cancelled between Madurai and Tiruchchirappalli on October 21 and 22. Train No.16343 Thiruvananthapuram Central–Madurai Amritha express will be partially cancelled between Dindigul and Madurai on October 19, 21 and 22. Train No.16344 Madurai–Thiruvananthapuram Central Amritha express is cancelled between Madurai and Dindigul from October 20 to 22.
Train No.11021 Dadar–Tirunelveli express is cancelled between Dindigul and Tirunelveli on October 19. Train No.11022 Tirunelveli–Dadar express is cancelled between Tirunelveli and Dindigul on October 21. Train No.22623 Chennai Egmore–Madurai express is cancelled between Kudal Nagar and Madurai on October 20. TNN
Southern Railway has regulated several trains in September owing to line block.
Train No.56624 Madurai–Palani passenger, scheduled to leave Madurai at 7.45 a.m., will be cancelled from Sept. 12 to 20. Due to the cancellation of this train, a passenger special train will leave Madurai at 6.30 a.m. and reach Palani at 10 a.m. on those days.
Train No.56740 Kollam–Punalur passenger, scheduled to leave Kollam at 5.40 p.m. on Sept. 15, has been cancelled. Train No.76807/76808 Tiruchi–Manamadurai– Tiruchi passengers will be cancelled on Sept. 8, 14 and 15. Train No.76840 Karaikudi–Tiruchi passenger,
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scheduled to leave Karaikudi at 9.50 hrs. on Sept. 14, has been cancelled.
Train No.56737 Sengottai–Kollam passenger, scheduled to leave Sengottai at 11.40 a.m. on Sept. 15, has been partially cancelled between Punalur and Kollam. Train No.56319/56320 Nagercoil–Coimbatore– Nagercoil passengers will be partially cancelled between Dindigul and Virudhunagar from Sept. 8 to 20, except Thursdays.
Train No.56734/56735 Sengottai–Madurai– Sengottai passengers will be partially cancelled between Virudhunagar and Madurai from Sept. 8 to 10 and Sept. 13 to 15. Train No.56734/56735 Sengottai–Madurai– Sengottai passengers will be partially cancelled between Sivakasi and Madurai from Sept. 16 to 18, and 20.
Train No.56769/56770 Tiruchendur–Palakkad– Tiruchendur passengers will be partially cancelled between Dindigul and Tirunelveli from Sept. 12 to 20, except Tuesdays and Fridays. Train No.56769/56770 Tiruchendur–Palakkad– Tiruchendur passengers will be partially cancelled between Tirunelveli and Madurai on Sept. 13, 17 and 20.
Train No.56829/56830 Tiruchi–Rameswaram– Tiruchi passengers will be partially cancelled between Manamadurai and Rameswaram from Sept. 10 to 20 (except Sundays).
Train No.56822 Tirunelveli/Dindigul– Mayiladuturai passengers, scheduled to leave Dindigul at 11.10 a.m., will be rescheduled to leave the station at 11.45 a.m. from Sept. 12 to 20 (except Sundays).
Train No.56701 Punalur–Madurai passenger, scheduled to leave Punalur at 15.30 hrs., will be rescheduled to leave at 5.45 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Train No.76840 Karaikudi– Tiruchchirappalli passenger, scheduled to leave Karaikudi at 09.50 a.m., will be rescheduled to leave at 10.30 a.m. from Sept. 10 to 20. , except Mondays and Thursdays.
Train No.76807 Tiruchi–Mamanadurai passenger, scheduled to leave Tiruchi at 10.05 a.m., will be rescheduled to leave at 10.30 a.m. from Sept. 10 to 20. Train No.76808 Manamadurai–Tiruchi passenger, scheduled to leave Manamadurai at 2 p.m., will be rescheduled to leave at 2.15 p.m. from Sept. 10 to 20.
Train No.56826 Tirunelveli/Dindigul– Erode passenger train will be handed over to Dindigul late by 115 minutes from Sept. 12 to 20 (except Sundays). Train No.16127 Chennai Egmore– Guruvayur Express will be handed over to Thiruvananthapuram division late by 105 minutes from Sept. 8 to 20 (except Thursdays).
Train No.16129 Chennai Egmore– Tuticorin Link Express will reach Thoothukudi at 10.05 a.m. (late by 95 minutes) from Sept. 8 to 20 (except Thursdays).
Train No.18495 Rameswaram– Bhubaneswar Express will be handed over to Tiruchi division late by 40 minutes on Sept. 8 and 15.
Train No.56770 Tiruchendur–Palakkad passenger will be handed over to Pollachi late by 35 mintues from Sept. 8 to 11.
Cancellation of train services continue in Thiruvananthapuram
Division as track, sleeper upgrading works drag on. The work has not
kept expected pace despite frequent trafc blocks given to complete it.
The division has managed to change 35% tracks and 50% in three years,
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Palakkad Division has completed 75% and 87% of the work
respectively. Divisions in Chennai and Mumbai, that have three to four
times trafc in comparison, have done better. Maintenance happens
mostly at night in those places. Unlike in Kerala the day trains are not
cancelled for months in those metros.
Maintenance works have been causing inconvenience to commuters but
the effects of these upgrades are not to be seen in Kerala. The 16.5
kilometres between Chingavanam and Ettumanoor is the only singlelane stretch on Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru route. Despite having
a double-lane in other parts, trains have not gained speed.
Divisions in Kerala have not suggested ways to speed up services even
though work on the new timetable has begun. The situation will not
change until a board-level oversight is implemented to make sure
upgrade is completed in a timely manner. Southern Railway chief
operations manager had promised promptness in services last
Long service trains which face inordinate delays: 16304
Thiruvananthapuram-Vanchinad Express 5.40hrs (223km), 16302
Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur Venad 8.25hrs (330km), 66300 KollamErnakulam Memu 5.05hrs (158km), 66308 Kollam-Ernakulam Memu
5.15hrs (158km), 16630 Mangaluru- Thiruvananthapuram Malabar
15.15hrs (634km), 16526 Bengaluru-Kanyakumari Island 17.25hrs
(840km till Thiruvananthapuram), 16381 Mumbai-Kanyakumari Jayanti
42.25hrs (2047km till Thiruvananthapuram), 12644 NizamuddinThiruvananthapuram Swarnajayanti 53.45hrs (3008km), 56701
Punalur-Madurai Passenger 15.15hrs (410km), 16128 GuruvayurChennai Express 23.10hrs (1093km), 16343 ThiruvananthapuramMadurai Amrita 16.10hrs (613km)
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