Come July 1, 2020, train passengers on Mumbai – Chennai -Mumbai route will reach their destination faster.
This follows the decision of Indian Railways to speed up all three daily trains that run between the two metros.
The decision has been taken after IR completed about 90 per cent doubling and electrification of the Mumbai-Chennai route.
Following are the changes made in the time table of these trains:
|Station||Old timing Old number 12163||New Timing Old Number 12163||Old timing Old number 11027||New Timing New Number 22157||Old timing old number 11041||New Timing New Number 22159|
|Mumbai CSMT /LTT||20:30||18:45||2345||22:55||14:00||12:45|
|Station||Old timing Old number 12164||New Timing Old Number 12164||Old timing Old number 11028||New Timing New Number 22158||Old timing old number 11042||New Timing New Number 22160|
|Mumbai CSMT /LTT||6:00||16:00||3:45||5:45||13:35||12:35|
Train number 12163 will originate from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and terminate at Chennai Central instead of the present destination, Chennai Egmore.
It has been speeded up by 1 hour and 40 minutes. It will cover the 1271 km distance in 21 hrs 35 mins.
Train number 12164 has also been speeded up by 1 hour and 30 minutes. It will cover the 1271 km Chennai Central- LTT distance in 21 hrs 45 mins. Train number 11041/42 has been re-numbered as train number 22159 /60. It has been speeded up by 4 hours and 15 minutes towards Chennai and 2 hours towards Mumbai.
The biggest beneficiary of the speed increase is train number 11027/28 Mumbai -Chennai Mail. Renumbered as a superfast 22157/58, it will now be speeded up by 4 hours 55 minutes towards Chennai and 4 hours 35 minutes towards Mumbai.