The Chennai Central – Bikaner Anuvrat AC Express is extended to Madurai. The extension is effective Thursdays from 28
The train will now skip Chennai Central and will be operated via Chennai Egmore. The train leaves Madurai at 10.45 hrs., and stops at Kodaikanal Road (d 11.20 hrs.), Dindigul (d 11.50 hrs), Tiruchirapalli Jn (d 13.20 hrs), Srirangam (d 13.40 hrs), Ariyalur (d 14.16 hrs), Vriddhachalam Jn (d 15.05 hrs), Villupuram (d 16.40 hrs), Chengalpattu (d 18.15 hrs), Tambaram (d 18.47 hrs), Chennai Egmore (d 19.50 hrs).
The timings from Sullurupeta are not changed. The train seems to have been significantly slowed between Chennai Egmore and Sullurupeta.
In the return direction, for the extended portion, the train departs Chennai Egmore 10.10 hrs, with stoppages at Tambaram (d 10.40 hrs), Chengalpattu (d 11.10 hrs), Villupuram (d 12.55 hrs), Vriddhachalam (d 13.40 hrs), Ariyalur (d 14.25 hrs), Srirangam (d 15.10 hrs), Tiruchirapally Jn (d 16.15 hrs), Dindigul (d 17.40 hrs), Kodaikanal Road (d 18.00 hrs), and finally arrives Madurai at 19.30 hrs.
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