Tiruchirappalli–Thiruvananthapuram Intercity Express

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Tiruchirappalli–Thiruvananthapuram Intercity Express
Service type Express
Locale Tiruchirappalli
First service14 July 2012;9 years ago (2012-07-14)(initial run between TPJ and TEN) [1]
15 July 2017;4 years ago (2017-07-15)(extended to TVC) [2]
Current operator(s) Southern Railway zone
Start Tiruchirappalli Junction (TPJ)
End Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Distance travelled462 km (287 mi)
Average journey time8 Hours 20 Minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)22627/22628
On-board services
Class(es) CC, 2S, SLR, SLRD and UR/GS
Disabled access Wheelchair symbol.svg
Seating arrangements Open coach
Corridor coach
Sleeping arrangementsNo
Auto-rack arrangementsNo
Catering facilitiesNo
Observation facilitiesWindows in all carriages
Entertainment facilitiesNo
Baggage facilitiesOverhead racks
Baggage carriage
Rolling stock Locomotive:
1 AC chair car (CC)
7 second seating (2S)
ten UR/GS
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Electrification 25Kva
Operating speed56 kilometres per hour (35 mph)
Track owner(s) Southern Railway zone
Timetable number(s)7/7A [3]
Rake maintenance Tiruchirappalli Junction
Rake sharing Guruvayur–Thiruvananthapuram Intercity Express
Route map
Map depicting route of Trichy-Trivandrum intercity Superfast express Route map of Trichy - Trivandrum Intercity Superfast Express.png
Map depicting route of Trichy-Trivandrum intercity Superfast express

Tiruchirappalli–Thiruvananthapuram Central Intercity Express is a Express Express connecting Tiruchirappalli with Thiruvananthapuram via Dindigul , Madurai , Tirunelveli between the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India.


General information

This train was introduced during the 2012–2013 railway budget as a new daily train between Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, India. [4] [5] The train, numbered as 22627/22628, made its inaugural run on 14 July 2012. [6] [7] And it made its regular service since 15 July 2012. [1] This train has extended up to Thiruvananthapuram Central since 15 July 2017. [2]


The train has 18 bogies comprising One A/C Chair Car (CC), Seven Second Seating (2S), 8 Unreserved Coaches (UR/GS), 2 Luggage Rake (SLR), eight general compartments (unreserved). [lower-alpha 1]



This service has had brief stoppages at Manapparai, Dindigul Junction, Madurai Junction, Virudhunagar Junction, Sattur, Kovilpatti, Tirunelveli Junction, Valliyur, Nagercoil Town and Kuzhithurai on both directions [1] [8]

See also


  1. The coach composition is subject to change.

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