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Sleeper coaches on Cholan Express reduced by half

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SOUTHERN Railway has announced that five sleeper coaches of Chennai Egmore-Tiruchy Cholan Express will be placed with second seating (2S) reserved coaches from January 20. A press release said the decision came after passengers associations demanded replacing sleeper coaches as it was a day-time train.

Starting at 8.30 am at Chennai Egmore, the train reaches Tiruchy at 4.15 pm.  Similarly, the train leaves Tiruchy at 10 am and arrives Chennai at 5.50 pm.

The train stops at Tambar-am, Chengalpattu, Melmaruva-thur, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Panruti, Thirupadripuliyur, CuddalorePort,Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Vaitheeswaran koil, Mayiladuturai junction, Kum-bakonam, Papanasam, Thanja-vur and Budalur. The coach composition would be: 5 sleeper coaches, 5 second seating coaches, four 3rd AC coaches, three 2nd AC coaches and one 1st AC coach.
source: epaper . new indianexpress . com//c/235819f. 

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