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Indian Railways to Run Special Trains for Onam and Velankanni Church Annual Feast 2022: Check Full List Here

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Last Updated: August 12, 2022, 13:50 IST

Chennai, India

Pamban Bridge in Tamil Nadu. Southern Railway will be running special trains for Onam and Velankanni Church Annual Feast. (Representative image: Shutterstock)

Pamban Bridge in Tamil Nadu. Southern Railway will be running special trains for Onam and Velankanni Church Annual Feast. (Representative image: Shutterstock)

Onam is considered one of the biggest and most awaited festivals in Kerala, while Velankanni Church Annual Feast is held at a small town in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu

INDIAN RAILWAYS UPDATE: In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during Onam Festival and Velankanni Church Annual Feast, Southern Railway will be running special trains.

Onam is considered one of the biggest and most awaited festivals in Kerala. Known as the harvest festival, people of all communities come together to celebrate the day with enthusiasm and joy. The 10 days of the festival are named on the names of astrological stars as per the Malayalam calendar. Each of the days has its own designated name, significance, and activities. This year the celebrations starts from August 30 and will run upto September 8.

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The Velankanni Church Annual festival starts on August 29 with the hoisting of the church flag and would end on September 8. Every year lakhs of devotees offer their prayers at the Basilica Our Lady of Health located in Velankanni – a small town in Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu – during the 11-day festival. A feast dedicated to Mother Mary will be held on September 8 to mark the conclusion of the festival.

SPECIAL TRAINS FOR VELANKANNI AND ONAM FESTIVALS

06012/06011 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM CENTRAL – VELANKANNI – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM CENTRAL WEEKLY FESTIVAL SPECIAL FARE SPECIALS:

  1. With the composition of 2 AC Two Tier Coaches, 3- AC Three Tier Coaches, 6- Sleeper Class Coaches, 2- General Second Class Coaches, 1- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage Cum Brake Van, 1 – Luggage Cum Brake Van, Train No. 06012 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Velankanni Weekly Festival Special Fare Special will leave Thiruvananthapuram Central at 15.25 hrs on August 17, August 24, August 3 and September 7 (Wednesdays) and reach Velankanni at 04.00 hrs, the next day (4 Services).
  2. In return direction, Train No. 06011 Velankanni – Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly Festival Special Fare Special will leave Velankanni at 23.50 hrs on 18th, 25th August and 01st, 08th September, 2022 (Thursdays) and reach Thiruvananthapuram Central at 13.00 hrs, the next day (4 Services).

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TRAIN NO. 06039/06040 ERNAKULAM JN – VELANKANNI – ERNAKULAM JN WEEKLY FESTIVAL SPECIAL FARE SPECIALS:

  1. With the composition of 1- AC Two Tier Coaches, 2- AC Three Tier Coaches, 7- Sleeper Class Coaches, 2- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Luggage Cum Brake Vans, Train No. 06039 Ernakulam Jn – Velankanni Weekly Special Fare Special will leave Ernakulam Jn at 14.30 hrs on 15th, 22nd, 29th August and 05th September, 2022 (Mondays) and reach Velankanni at 08.15 hrs, the next day (4 Services).
  2. In return direction Train No. 06040 Velankanni – Ernakulam Jn Weekly Special Fare Special will leave Velankanni at 17.30 hrs o­n 16th, 23rd, 30th August & 06th September, 2022 (Tuesdays) and reach Ernakulam Jn at 12.00 hrs the next day (4 Services).

06037/06038 KOCHUVELI – SMVT BANGALORE (SIR MOKSHAGUNDAM VISVESVARYA TERMINAL, BENGALURU) – KOCHUVELI SPECIAL FARE SPECIALS:

  1. 06037 Kochuveli – SMVT Bangalore Special Fare special will leave Kochuveli at 17.00 hrs on 11th September, 2022 (Sunday) and reach SMVT Bangalore at 10.10 hrs, the next day.
  2. In return direction, Train No. 06038 SMVT Bangalore – Kochuveli Special Fare Special will leave SMVT Bangalore at 15.00 hrs on 12th September, 2022 (Monday) and reach Kochuveli at 06.35 hrs, the next day.

COMPOSITION: 1- AC Two Tier Coaches, 3- AC Three Tier Coaches, 10- Sleeper Class Coaches, 4- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Luggage Cum Brake Vans.

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TRAIN NO. 06046/06045 ERNAKULAM JN – DR MGR CHENNAI CENTRAL – ERNAKULAM JN FESTIVAL SPECIAL FARE SPECIALS:

  1. 06046 Ernakulam Jn – Dr MGR Chennai Central Festival Special Fare Special will leave Ernakulam Jn at 22.00 hrs on 01st September, 2022 (Thursday) and reach Dr MGR Chennai Central 12.00 hrs, the next day (1 Service).
  2. In return direction Train No. 06045 Dr MGR Chennai Central – Ernakulam Jn Festival Special Fare Special will leave Dr MGR Chennai Central at 15.10 hrs on 02nd September, 2022 (Friday) and reach Ernakulam Jn at 03.00 hrs, the next day (1 Service).

COACH COMPOSITION: 1- AC Two Tier Coaches, 4- AC Three Tier Coaches, 10- Sleeper Class Coaches, 3- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage Cum Brake Vans.

TRAIN NO. 06041/06042 TAMBARAM – MANGALORE JN – TAMBARAM FESTIVAL SPECIAL FARE SPECIALS:

  1. 06041 Tambaram – Mangalore Jn Festival Special Fare Special will leave Trambaram at 13.30 hrs on 02nd September, 2022 (Friday) and reach Mangalore Jn at 06.45 hrs, the next day (1 Service).
  2. In return direction Train No. 06042 Mangalore Jn – Tambaram Festival Special Fare Special will leave Mangalore Jn at 10.00 hrs on 03rd September, 2022 (Saturday) and reach Tambaram at 04.00 hrs, the next day (1 Service).

COACH COMPOSITION: 1- AC First Class cum AC Two Tier Coach, 2- AC Two Tier Coaches, 12- Sleeper Class Coaches, 4- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage Cum Brake Vans.

TRAIN NO. 06043/06044 TAMBARAM – KOCHUVELI – TAMBARAM FESTIVAL SPECIAL FARE SPECIALS:

  1. 06043 Tambaram – Kochuveli Festival Special Fare Special will leave Tambaram at 14.15 hrs on 04th September, 2022 (Sunday) and reach Kochuveli at 12.00 hrs, the next day (1 Service).
  2. In return direction Train No. 06044 Kochuveli – Tambaram Festival Special Fare Special will leave Kochuveli at 14.30 hrs on 05th September, 2022 (Monday) and reach Tambaram at 10.55 hrs, the next day (1 Service).

COACH COMPOSITION: 1- AC First Class cum AC Two Tier Coach, 2- AC Two Tier Coaches, 12- Sleeper Class Coaches, 4- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage Cum Brake Vans.

Train no. 06044 Kochuveli – Tambaram festival special fare special will have an additional stoppage at Perambur.

TRAIN NO. 06048 NAGERCOIL- CHENNAI EGMORE FESTIVAL SPECIAL FARE SPECIAL VIA THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, ERNAKULAM NORTH, PALAKKAD:

  1. 06048 Nagercoil – Chennai Egmore Festival Special Fare Special via Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam North, Palakkad will leave Nagercoil at 17.50 hrs on 11th September, 2022 (Sunday)and reach Chennai Egmore at 12.30 hrs, the next day (1 Service).
  2. COACH COMPOSITION: 1- AC Two Tier Coaches, 5- AC Three Tier Coaches, 11- Sleeper Class Coaches, 2- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage Cum Brake Vans.

TRAIN NO. 06047 CHENNAI EGMORE – NAGERCOIL VIA VILLUPURAM, VRIDDHACHALAM, TIRUCHCHIRAPPALLI, MADURAI AND TIRUNELVELI:

  1. 06047 Chennai Egmore – Nagercoil via Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Tiruchchirappalli, Madurai and Tirunelveli will leave Chennai Egmore at 16.15 hrs on 12th September, 2022 (Monday) and reach Nagercoil at 05.55 hrs, the next day (1 Service).
  2. COACH COMPOSITION: 1- AC Two Tier Coaches, 5- AC Three Tier Coaches, 11- Sleeper Class Coaches, 2- General Second Class Coaches, 2- Second Class Divyangjan Friendly cum Luggage Cum Brake Vans.

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first published:August 12, 2022, 13:50 IST
last updated:August 12, 2022, 13:50 IST