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16854/Cholan Express
சோழன் விரைவு வண்டி     चोलन एक्सप्रेस

TPJ/Tiruchchirappalli Junction --> MS/Chennai Egmore

 
 
Inaugural Run
Mon Apr 26, 2010
Pantry/Catering
✕ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Catering Available At MV,CDM,VM
Latest News
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Will be Renumbered as 16796 w.e.f 01.03.18.; With effect from 01.12.2017, 50% of the Sleeper Class coaches running by Train No.16853 / 16854 Chennai Egmore –...
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Tiruchchirappalli – Chennai Egmore Cholan Express trains will be classified as Second Class Chair Car (reserved) coaches.; Thus, of the 10 Sleeper Class coaches running by Cholan Express, 5 coaches will be ‘classified’ as Second Class Chair Car (reserved) coaches.
Wed Nov 08, 2017 (06:16PM)
Updated: Nov 03 2017 (18:42) by 12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~
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Rating: 3.6/5 (73 votes)
cleanliness - good (13)
punctuality - average (14)
food - average (9)
ticket avbl - excellent (13)
u/r coach - average (6)
railfanning - good (12)
safety - good (12)
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Food/Catering
0 Followers
476 views
Dec 25 2017 (18:12)   16853/Cholan Express

12622 king of SR~   2482 blog posts   3983 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2934383            Tags   Past Edits
D1&D2 coaches have seating arrangement same as SL(3per Berth) , so you can enjoy SL in 2S fare.
You can't get proper lunch in this but snacks/fruits are available almost every time.
For 16853 in Ms VM section they will sell tea ,water bottle and some snacks, only few vendors will be there . At VM they will sell samosa,vada,cool drinks ,milk and lunch (sambar Rice/biriyani/curd Rice/chappathi&kuruma). Once the train crosses PRTY the train will be filled with unauthorized vendors who will sell Guava fruit, Jackfruit, Salted cashew, Groundnuts,Veg soup. you can
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find at least 20 Guava fruit seller in this train , one authorized vendor will sell lunch and vada (he comes rarely).
For 16854 same applies till VM and from VM they will sea tea &snacks . If you start the travel from your home it is advisable carry Lunch.
Punctuality Tip: will get delayed at all intermediate station but will reach the final station on time or with neglible delay(most of the days)
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Food/Catering
0 Followers
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Jul 24 2016 (21:27)   16854/Cholan Express

ppraburajkumar   402 blog posts   554 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1940565            Tags   Past Edits
At MV(11.30am) itself platform vendors may tell u to buy lunch from them itself as train will reach VM by 3 pm . dont hear to those cheating words . when train is about to reach Chidambaram(12.10pm) go to D2 Coach . at chidambaram station , there is a platform shop which sells tasty and quality lunch food items like Curd rice , Tamarind Rice , Tomato rice , Sambar Rice etc will be sold at 15 rs per packet . u can see train staffs buying from that shop . buy those if u havent brought ur lunch . dont depend on Mayiladuthurai station vendors .
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Speed/Punctuality
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Jan 28 2015 (13:35)   16853/Cholan Express

Sivanesh   14 blog posts
Entry# 1353639            Tags   Past Edits
this train never reach on time...TPJ to MS is very slow ..no speed at all....but MS to TPJ is better in speed and timing....

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Aug 27 2016 (07:53)
12622 king of SR~   2482 blog posts   3983 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1353639-1            Tags   Past Edits
Between tbm and ms it has a huge slack so it will reach ms on time or most of the days it is reaching ms before the scheduled time.
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Seating
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Oct 10 2017 (08:57)   16853/Cholan Express

srikanth001~   159 blog posts   302 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2513373            Tags   Past Edits
D1 ,D2 are sleeper coaches not chaircar.
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Sep 27 2016 (06:52)   16853/Cholan Express

Guruvayur Express   1343 blog posts   17156 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2003266            Tags   Past Edits
Even a passenger can take a max of 1 hour between budalur and trichy but a prestigious train is going to take 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Sep 28 2016 (08:13)
Vijay   4405 blog posts   4439 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2003266-1            Tags   Past Edits
That is for slack

3050 views
Sep 28 2016 (12:26)
Vijay   4405 blog posts   4439 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2003266-2            Tags   Past Edits
Even Rockfort takes nearly 45 min between GOC and TPJ.This is for even if train arrives late at GOC it will arrive ONT or BT at TPJ this is called slack.(Distance between GOC and TPJ is 3km)

4066 views
Sep 28 2016 (14:26)
Guruvayur Express   1343 blog posts   17156 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2003266-3            Tags   Past Edits
Slack could be 30 to 45 minutes but more than 1 and half hour is too much

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Sep 28 2016 (14:28)
Vijay   4405 blog posts   4439 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2003266-4            Tags   Past Edits
What if train arrives 30 mins late at GOC

4058 views
Sep 28 2016 (14:32)
Guruvayur Express   1343 blog posts   17156 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2003266-5            Tags   Past Edits
Need to maintain smooth speed

4092 views
Sep 28 2016 (14:34)
Vijay   4405 blog posts   4439 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2003266-6            Tags   Past Edits
If Train has aggresive schedule,slack is required

4383 views
Nov 06 2016 (09:00)
ppraburajkumar   402 blog posts   554 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2003266-7            Tags   Past Edits
Though the TT is revised , 16853 MS-TPJ EXP has crossing with 16854 at SY or VDL , crossing with 12084 at MV , crossing with 16234 at KMU which takes arrival at TJ by 2.55pm - 3pm . so that's the case it reaches TPJ by 4 pm .
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