MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly SF Express 12697 train schedule

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Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly SF Express 12697 train schedule cloud_download

Station
Arrival
Departure
Halt Avg. Delay* Day Distance Platform
1 Chennai Central
( MAS )
Starts
-
1 0 km 10
2 Katpadi Jn
( KPD )
1 129 km 1
3 Jolarpettai
( JTJ )
1 214 km -
4 Salem Jn
( SA )
1 334 km -
5 Erode Jn
( ED )
1 394 km 2
6 Podanur Jn
( PTJ )
1 488 km -
7 Palakkad
( PGT )
1 537 km 2,3
8 Thrisur
( TCR )
2 613 km 1
9 Ernakulam Town
( ERN )
2 684 km 2
10 Kottayam
( KTYM )
N.A 2 744 km 2
11 Tiruvalla
( TRVL )
2 770 km 3
12 Kollam Jn
( QLN )
N.A 2 840 km 1
13 Kazhakuttam
( KZK )
2 892 km 1
14 Trivandrum Central
( TVC )
Ends
- N.A 2 905 km 2
*Note: Average delay is average of delays calculated over previous 7 days.
Platform no. is indicative only. Please re-check platform info at the station before boarding train.

MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly SF Express 12697 route

MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly SF Express starts from Chennai Central (MAS) at , reaches Katpadi Jn (KPD) at , Jolarpettai (JTJ) at , Salem Jn (SA) at , Erode Jn (ED) at , Palakkad (PGT) at , Thrisur (TCR) at and Kollam Jn (QLN) at . It arrives at Trivandrum Central on second day at . It stops at 12 stations in its route between Chennai Central and Trivandrum Central. Passengers use 12697 MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central Weekly SF Express to travel mostly from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai to Ernakulum, Chennai to Kottayam, Chennai to Kollam Jn and Coimbatore to Thiruvananthapuram.

About Chennai

The city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, formely known as Madras, India and the headquarters of the Southern Railway Zone, is a major rail transport hub in the country. Chennai Central Railway Station designed in British colonial style by architect Henry Irwin and also known as the Gateway to the South. It is one of the most important railway hubs in South India and stands as one of the busiest in the nation. The next station to Chennai Central, Basin Bridge Junction, is the railway junction where three different lines meet. Chennai has an international airport Chennai International Airport. It is the fourth busiest airport in India and 47th busiest airport in Asia. Chennai is the land of beautiful temples, and reels in tourists from different corners of the world. There is of course Mahabalipuram (nicknamed Mahabs), which displays Dravidian architecture on monuments, right by the beach side. Kapaleeshwar Temple is a wondrous temple to take a peek into. This Shiva temple was also constructed in the 7th century. Chennai is known for its delicacies: dosas and idlis. A place to get some great tasting South Indian food is the 'Adyar Anand Bhavan,' known for serving pure, delicious vegetarian goodness. To capture the diverse cultures of South India, Chennai has an authentic heritage home called 'Dakshichitra.' There are many cool exhibitions showcasing dance, art, craft activities, and much more. Some of the places to visit in Chennai Vandalur Zoo, Known to be one of Asia's largest open-air zoos, the Besant Nagar Beach, or Elliots Beach, but referred to as 'Bessie' and a mysterious and potentially eerie spot known as the 'Broken Bridge' lies just a bit beyond the beach. Pondy Bazaar and T Nagar are popular bazaar for shopping.