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Bangalore Chennai Express

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Bangalore - Chennai Express

The Bangalore Chennai Express is a train in India, linking Bangalore City Railway Station and Chennai Central.



It leaves Bangalore City at 08:00 hrs and reaches Chennai Central at around 14:30 hrs. In the return direction, it leaves Chennai Central at 13:35 hrs and reaches Bangalore City at 20:05 hrs. The train number is 12609 in the Chennai to Bangalore direction and 12610 in the Bangalore to Chennai direction. The train has around 21 coaches. It is categorized as a "Superfast Express".

The composition of this train is:

  • AC chair car: 2
  • Second class (reserved): 6
  • Pantry: 1
  • Unreserved: 11
  • Luggage vans: 2
  • Rake sharing

    This train shares its rake with the 12607/12608 Lal Bagh Express which takes about 5.45 hours for the same distance. It runs on a complete electrified railway route and is regularly hauled by WAP7 of either lallaguda or royapuram shed.

    Introduction & destinations

    Bangalore-Chennai Express was introduced by the Southern Railway. It traverses the 362 km distance in 6 hours 30 min. The rake is now maintained by South Western Railway at Bangalore.


    This train stops at Tiruvallur, Arakkonam Junction, Sholinghur, Walajah Road, Mukundarayapuram, Katpadi Junction, Gudiyattam, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Jolarpet Junction, Kuppam, Bangarpet, Malur, Whitefield, Krishnarajapuram, Bangalore Cantonment. The train stops at Perambur towards Chennai direction. Similarly It stops at Bangalore East towards Bangalore Direction.


    Bangalore - Chennai Express Wikipedia

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