2Passenger Train Services to operate every day from Saturday
After several years of wait for the broad gauge conversion, there is relief for passengers in the Tirunelveli Shengottai region with the Tirunelveli- Shengottai Broad Gauge section set to be thrown open this Friday morning ( 21 September 2012) for passenger service.The first train will be flagged off at 930am on Friday.
Beginning the next day, 2services will operate in each direction (one in the morning and one in the evening)
The morning service from Shengottai will start at 630am and will reach Tirunelveli at 845am
From Tirunelveli the train will start at 930am and will reach Shengottai at 1145am.
In the evening, the train will leave Shengottai and reach Tirunelveli at 545pm
The last train for the day will depart Tirunelveli Junction at 630pm and will reach Shengottai at 845pm.
The 12bogie passenger train is expected to carry around 1000passengers in each trip that is likely to have a significant impact on the peak hour bus services that have run full over the last five years.
A couple of the persons belonging to the Tirunelveli Transport Corporation said this morning that one train service in the peak hour in this section is likely to carry passengers equivalent to 20bus trips. And hence this would have a big impact on the bus service in this section.
The trains would stop at Cheran Maha Devi, Karakurichi, Veeravanallur, Kallidakurichi, Ambasamudram among others in the 2hour 15minute trip.
All the stations in this section have been spruced up and wear a new fresh look.