i am a frequent traveller in 12637 Pandian Express (TBM -->MDU)
when the train used to have ICF coaches ., the compartments would be so neat that you can say it with a big pride that Pandian Express is the most neat Train
off late , after changing to LHB coaches ., the cleanliness is lost ( 12637 ie towards Madurai)
Many trains have lost their cleanliness standards after LHBfication
Please tweet this matter to the concerned officials
Connecting Bus Available to Kodaikanal @ Kodaikanal road Railway station outside, for this Train
Bus Connect Both Ways to Pandian exp
In 1875, the Great Southern India Railway Co. extended its line from Chennai to Tirunelveli and a train station named Kodai Road was built near Ammaianayakkanur village, to facilitate visits to the then new hill station of Kodaikanal.It has been operated by the Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway since 1951.
Kodai Road continues to serve as the rail to bus transfer point for passengers going to the now popular tourist destination of Kodaikanal, about 2 hours distant via the SH-156 Ghat Road. It also serves the nearby village of Kolinchipatti. This village is famous for flowers. Among the approximately 30 trains per day that serve Kodai Road is the Pandian Express, which runs between Chennai Egmore and Madurai.
Beautiful information on KQN. There could have been more on the KQN Rly Stn, Guage conversion and the hills near KQN. Kolinchipatti information is fantastic! Thank you.
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what is best option to go to kodai if you are coming via trichy
whether to deboard at dindigul/kodaikanalroad or to madurai
dindugul..from there bus to vathalagund..from there to kodaikanal
The New LHB Coaches are super
The Coach had 80 berths against the usual 72 berths
S11 Coach has been removed ., so if you have booked a ticket already with S11 being your coach ., kindly check your PNR before the Train starts
As they would re shuffle the S11 berths with the newly added berths in S1-S10 coach
Please rotate all pics by 90degrees
The tilted photos are clear and colorful... I've read in a news item that many passengers preferring last minute travel aren't happy with reduced number of GS coaches in this LHB Rake (but they aren't thinking that the number of seats will increase in these high capacity coaches)... :)