|Locale||Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal|
|Current operator(s)||Southern Railway|
|Termini|| Tiruchirappalli Junction (TPJ)|
|Distance travelled||2,025 km (1,258 mi)|
|Average journey time||35 hours, 20 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12663 / 12664|
|Class(es)||AC First Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Rolling stock||LHB coach|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||57 km/h (35 mph) average including halts|
The 12663 / 12664 Tiruchirappalli – Howrah Superfast Express is an inter-city Express service connecting Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu with Howrah (Kolkata), West Bengal in India. The train is the first long-distance train operated by Tiruchirappalli railway division from Tiruchirappalli Junction, running beyond Tamil Nadu border.
This express train was introduced during the 1998–1999 Railway Budget to run between Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu and Howrah/Kolkata in West Bengal tri-weekly, leaving Tiruchi on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Numbered as 6803/6804, the service was reduced to bi-weekly, leaving Tiruchi on Tuesdays and Fridays only, in July 2000. On Saturdays the service was extended till Kanyakumari as a new service numbered 6355/6356.
This train was converted to Superfast type and re-numbered to 2663/2664 from 24 January 2006 (Tiruchi) and 26 January 2006 (Howrah).The train number was changed to 12663/12664 from December 2010 as a part of train management system over the entire Indian Railways network. The train runs with LHB rakes from August 2022.
The train has 24 coaches comprising 1 AC First Class Cum AC Two Tier, 1 AC Two Tier, 5 AC Three Tier, 12 Sleeper class, 2 General Unreserved,2 Luggage Cum Disabled Coaches and 1 Pantry Car.
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