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16178⇒12654/Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) SF Express (PT)
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TPJ/Tiruchchirappalli Junction --> MS/Chennai Egmore

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Aug 10 2018 (17:49) CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF PANDIAN, CHOLAN AND ROCKFORT EXPRESSTRAINS (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
Coach Augmentations
SR/Southern
IR Press Release
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News Entry# 350385  Blog Entry# 3700574   
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Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) Express/12654 added by One Mail~/211887

Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) Express/12653 added by One Mail~/211887

Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Cholan Express/16796 added by One Mail~/211887

Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Cholan Express/16795 added by One Mail~/211887

Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Pandian SF Express/12638 added by One Mail~/211887

Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Pandian SF Express/12637 added by One Mail~/211887

Aug 10 2018 (17:49)
Train Tag: Pandian SF Express/12637 added by One Mail~/211887
The composition of Pandian, Cholan and Rockfort express trains will be revised as detailed below.
  One Sleeper Class Coach will be removed from and One AC 3-tier Coach will be added to
1.Train No.12638 / 12637 Madurai – Chennai Egmore – Madurai Pandian express trains
2.Train No.16795 / 16796 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Cholan express trains
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No.12654 / 12653 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Rockfort express trains
 
The revised composition of the trains will be Air-conditioned First Class – 1, AC 2-tier – 3, AC 3-tier – 5, Sleeper Class – 9 & General Second Class – 3 coaches.
 
The revised composition of
1.Train No.12638 / 12637 Madurai – Chennai Egmore – Madurai Pandian express trains will be effective from 20.08.2018 ex Madurai and from 23.08.2018 ex Chennai Egmore.
2.Train No.16795 / 16796 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Cholan express trains will be effective from 21.08.2018 ex Chennai Egmore and from 23.08.2018 ex Tiruchchirappalli.
3.Train No.12654 / 12653 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli Rockfort express trains will be effective from 21.08.2018 ex Tiruchchirappalli and from 22.08.2018 ex Chennai Egmore.
 
 
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Mar 01 2017 (20:44) ROCKFORT EXPRESS TRAINS TO BE CONVERTED AS SUPERFAST EXPRESS TRAINS, RENUMBERED & TIMINGS TO BE REVISED (www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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SR/Southern
IR Press Release

News Entry# 295071   
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Mar 01 2017 (20:44)
Station Tag: Chennai Egmore/MS added by Guruvayur Express/36298

Mar 01 2017 (20:44)
Train Tag: Mangaluru Central - Chennai Egmore Express/16860 added by Guruvayur Express/36298

Mar 01 2017 (20:44)
Train Tag: Uzhavan Express/16184 added by Guruvayur Express/36298

Mar 01 2017 (20:44)
Train Tag: Salem - Chennai Egmore Express/11064 added by Guruvayur Express/36298

Mar 01 2017 (20:44)
Train Tag: Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) Express/16178 added by Guruvayur Express/36298

Mar 01 2017 (20:44)
Train Tag: Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) Express/16177 added by Guruvayur Express/36298
Train No.16177 / 16178 Chennai Egmore – Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express trains are to be speeded up and converted as superfast express trains.Consequently, the trains will be renumbered – Train No.16177 as Train No.12653 & Train No.16178 as Train No.12654 – and the timings revised as detailed below with effect from 08.06.2017.
Due to the above mentioned changes, the arrival timings of the following trains at Chennai Egmore will be revised as detailed below with effect from 08.06.2017.
1.Train No.11064 Salem – Chennai Egmore Express train will reach Chennai Egmore at
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04.10 hrs. instead of 04.15 hrs.
2.Train No.16184 Thanjavur – Chennai Egmore Express train will reach Chennai Egmore at 04.20 hrs. instead of 04.30 hrs.
3.Train No.16860 Mangalore – Chennai Egmore Express train will reach Chennai Egmore at 04.30 hrs. instead of 04.45 hrs.
Feb 09 2017 (07:53) Rockfort Express to be ‘superfast’ from June (www.thehindu.com)
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News Entry# 293453  Blog Entry# 2156782   
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Southern Railway has announced that the Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Rockfort Expresses would be converted into superfast expresses from June.
The Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Rockfort Express would become a superfast express with effect from June 7. It would be renumbered as Train No. 12653 from that date.
The Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express would become a superfast express from June 8 and would be renumbered 12654.
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train would leave Chennai Egmore at 10.30 p.m. and reach Tiruchi at 4.30 a.m. It would depart Tiruchi at 10.35 p.m. and arrive at Chennai Egmore at 4.40 a.m.
Time reduced
The trains would stop at Mambalam, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Pennadam, Ariyalur, Kallakudi Palanganatham, Lalgudi, Srirangam, Tiruchi Town and Ponmalai, a Southern Railway press release said.
Officials said the running time of these trains consequent to its conversion as superfast would be reduced by half-an-hour.
New coaches
Meanwhile, another release said LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches had been allotted for the Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore Cholan Express trains.
Consequently, the Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Cholan Express would be converted into LHB stock from February 16 and the Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore Cholan express would be converted into LHB stock from February 17.
As a result, the composition of the trains would be revised. It would have one AC first class, three AC 2-tier, four AC three-tier, 10 sleeper class and two general second class coaches.
As per the revised timing with effect from February 16, the Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Cholan express will leave Chennai Egmore at 8.30 a.m. and reach Tiruchi at 4.15 p.m.

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Feb 09 2017 (08:03)
Rang De Basanti^   43116 blog posts
Re# 2156782-1            Tags   Past Edits
Long overdue for Rock Fort Exp.

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Feb 09 2017 (08:22)
Rangarajanrail~   1586 blog posts
Re# 2156782-2            Tags   Past Edits
Cholan exp may have RSA with Rockfort Exp discontinueing RSA with cholan and mangalore exp, rockfort with pandiyan exp

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Feb 09 2017 (16:39)
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After MS-MDU is fully double electrified line, almost all the express trains on the route are likely to be labelled as SFs.

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Feb 09 2017 (20:04)
Aravind KS~   184 blog posts
Re# 2156782-4            Tags   Past Edits
For the TPJ - MS Rockfort ponmalai stoppage can be removed if it is to be upgraded to SF. It takes 45 mins to reach SRGM from TPJ with GOC as a stop
Jan 10 2017 (19:13) Guidance or assistance, train captain is at your service (www.newindianexpress.com)

News Entry# 290942   
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COIMBATORE: In a bid to promote a single point of contact for all sorts of guidance, assistance and grievance redressal for on-board passengers, the Indian Railways has introduced a novel concept of ‘Train Captain’ service.
Train captain Benoy Mathews interacting
with passengers of Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Express | ASHWIN PRASATH
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ensuring passenger amenities throughout the train journey, including availability of water, cleanliness of coaches and toilets, working of electrical fittings such as fans, lights and mobile charging points.
The names of train captains will be displayed in all reservation charts in the coaches. In the near future, it has been planned to send all passengers of a particular train the details of the day’s onboard train captain, via SMS.
Passengers can also contact railway helpline 138 to know the details.
The train captain will initiate necessary action to redress the problems faced by the passengers instantly.
In case the problem cannot be solved immediately, the train captain will take up the matter with higher officials for necessary action.
“Train captains have been nominated for the Nilgiri Express, (Train nos 12671/12672) Mettupalayam-Chennai Central-Mettupalayam with effect from January 8,” said Salem Divisional Railway Manager Hari Shankar Verma, in a release.
“For these trains, R Rathish (mobile: 7904557219), S Dinesh Kumar (9600425860) and A Sandeep (8681844886) have been nominated as train captains.
In Tiruchy division, train captain services have been started aboard train no 16178 Tiruchy-Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express.
Dec 14 2016 (15:52) Vardah: Train services to and from Chennai (www.thehindu.com)
Major Accidents/Disruptions
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News Entry# 288618  Blog Entry# 2090771   
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Trains:  Lalbagh SF Express/12607   MGR Chennai Central - Visakhapatnam Weekly SF Express/22870   Maveli Express/16603   Velankanni - Chennai Egmore Link Express/16186   Nellai SF Express/12631   Uzhavan Express/16866   Nellai SF Express/12632   Tiruchendur - Chennai Egmore (Chendur) Express/16106   Pandian SF Express/12638   Palani - Pollachi Express Special/02651   Pearl City (Muthu Nagar) Super Fast Express/12694   Pollachi - Palani Express Special/02652   Pinakini SF Express/12712   Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) SF Express/12654   Thiruvananthapuram Central - MGR Chennai Central Mail/12624   MGR Chennai Central - Mysuru SF Express/12609   MGR Chennai Central - Tirupati Express/16053   MGR Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru Mail/12657   Pothigai SF Express/12662   Kanniyakumari - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express/12634   Vaigai Superfast Express/12635   Mangaluru Central - MGR Chennai Central SF Express/12686   West Coast SF Express/22638   Thiruvananthapuram Central - M.G.R Chennai Central SF Express/12696   Boat Mail (Rameswaram) Express/16852   Alappuzha - MGR Chennai Central (Alleppey) SF Express/22640   Kanniyakumari - Rameswaram SF Express/22622   Karaikkal - Ernakulam (Tea Garden) Express/16187   Ananthapuri Express/16724  
Consequent to the cyclonic storm and very severe damage in Chennai, the following will be the pattern of train services on 13.12.16
Trains that have been cancelled
Train No.12631 Chennai Egmore – Tirunelveli Nellai Express
Train No.16724 Trivandrum - Chennai Egmore Ananthapuri
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No.12696 Trivandrum – Chennai Central Express Train Train No.12686 Mangalore – Chennai Central Express
Train No.16603 Mangalore – Trivandrum Express
‘Train No.22638 Mangalore – Chennai Central Express
Train No.16187 Karaikkal – Ernakulam Express
Train No.12638 Madurai – Chennai Egmore Pandian Express
Train No.16178 Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express
Train No. 16184 Thanjavur – Chennai Egmore Express
Train No.16102 Rameswaram – Chennai Egmore Express
Train No.12609 Chennai Central – KSR Bengaluru Express
Train No.12712 Chennai Central – Vijayawada Pinakini Express
Train No.16053 Chennai Central – Tirupati Express
Train No.12607 Chennai Central – Bangalore Lalbagh Express
Train No.12657 Chennai Central – Bangalore Mail
Train No.22870 Chennai Central – Visakhapatnam Express
Train No.16106 Tiruchendur – Chennai Egmore Express
Train No.02651 Palani – Pollachi Passenger
Train No.02652 Pollachi – Palani Passenger
Train No.16186 Velankanni – Chennai Egmore Express
Trains that have been rescheduled
Train No.22640 Alleppey – Chennai Central Express scheduled to leave Alleppey at 16.05 hrs on 13.12.16 is rescheduled to leave at 21.00 hrs on 13.12.16
Train No.12624 Trivandrum – Chennai Central Mail scheduled to leave Trivandrum at 14.50 hrs on 13.12.16 is rescheduled to leave at 23.00 hrs on 13.12.16
Trains that were partially cancelled on December 12
Train No.12662 Sengottai – Chennai Egmore Pothigai Express which left Sengottai on 12/12/16 is partially cancelled between Villupuram and Chennai Egmore.
Train No.12634 Kanniyakumari – Chennai Egmore Express which left Kanniyakumari on 12/12/16 is partially cancelled between Kandambakkam and Chennai Egmore.
Train No.12632 Tirunelveli – Chennai Egmore Nellai Express which left Tirunelveli on 12/12/16 is partially cancelled between Parikkal and Chennai Egmore.
Train No.12694 Tuticorin - Chennai Egmore Pearl City Express which left Tuticorin on 12/12/16 is partially cancelled between Pavunur and Chennai Egmore.
Train No.16724 Trivandrum – Chennai Egmore Ananthapuri Express which left Trivandrum on 12/12/16 is partially cancelled between Vriddhachalam and Chennai Egmore.
Train No.22622 Rameswaram – Chennai Egmore Sethu Express which left Rameswaram on 12/12/16 is partially cancelled between Ulundurpet and Chennai Egmore.
Trains that have been partially cancelled on December 13
Train No.12635 Chennai Egmore – Madurai Vaigai Express scheduled to leave Chennai Egmore on 13/12/16 is partially cancelled between Chennai Egmore and Vriddhachalam
Special trains to be run
From Chennai Central to Puri at 21.10 hrs on 13/12/16

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