Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 2 covid trains run from Thiruvananthapuram to Salem - Thiruvananthapuram Central Saharsa One Way Festival Special (06005) and Tirunelveli Bilaspur SF Festival Special (06070).
Thiruvananthapuram to Salem Thiruvananthapuram Central Saharsa One Way Festival Special (06005) departs from Trivandrum Central station (TVC) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . This train has 13 stoppages.
Thiruvananthapuram to Salem Tirunelveli Bilaspur SF Festival Special (06070) departs from Trivandrum Central station (TVC) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . This train has 11 stoppages.
Rajdhani express are premium category trains by the Indian Railways that redefines luxury travelling in India. It is a fully air-conditioned train which connects country capital (Delhi) with state capitals. That is why they are called 'Rajdhani' which translates to 'Capital' in English. These train runs at very high speed and therefore it usually takes least time to reach destination compared to other trains on the same route. Mumbai rajdhani is the fastest rajdhani train which attains a maximum speed of 140 kmph on some stretch. Rajdhani Express offers catering facilities inside the train the fare of which is included in ticket fare. Rajdhani trains have 3 classes - First AC (1A), AC II-tier (2A) and AC III-tier (3A) only and they are coupled with LHB coaches that have higher safety features. The ticket fare for Rajdhani is maximum amongst all trains on the same route and has dynamic fare (Flexi Fare) system. Waitlisted passengers are strictly not allowed inside this train. Rajdhani train coaches are usually painted in red with a grey colored strip outside. 1 rajdhani train runs from Thiruvananthapuram to Salem - Thiruvananthapuram Central MGR Chennai Central SUPER AC Express (22208).
Thiruvananthapuram to Salem Thiruvananthapuram Central MGR Chennai Central SUPER AC Express (22208) departs from Trivandrum Central station (TVC) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . This train has 8 stoppages. Thiruvananthapuram to Salem rajdhani fare is Rs.2540 in First AC, Rs.1100 in Third AC and Rs.1525 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also.
The concept of Garib Rath started with the vision to provide air conditioned berths at a comparatively low price for the people who could not afford to travel in AC coaches. Garib-rath phrase translates to poor man's chariot in English. The fare in this train is almost two-thirds of regular third ac fare. Usually Garib Rath have Third AC (3A) class only excepting some 1-2 trains which also have Chair Car (CC) class. The compartments of these train coaches have 9 berths making an extra space for side middle berth which is not there in any other train in India. In case passengers want to have bedrolls they need to pay separately for it. Some garib-raths run as fast as rajdhani, but they have lesser priority for track clearance compared to them. These trains are painted green with a yellow colored strip along the window panes. 1 garib-rath train runs from Thiruvananthapuram to Salem - Kochuveli Yesvantpur Garib Rath Express (12258).
Thiruvananthapuram to Salem Kochuveli Yesvantpur Garib Rath Express (12258) departs from Kochuveli station (KCVL) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . Thiruvananthapuram to Salem garib-rath fare is Rs.680 in Third AC for this train.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from Thiruvananthapuram to Salem - Kochuveli Banaswadi Humsafar Express (16319).
Thiruvananthapuram to Salem Kochuveli Banaswadi Humsafar Express (16319) departs from Kochuveli station (KCVL) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . Thiruvananthapuram to Salem humsafar fare is Rs.1040 in Third AC for this train.
- RAC is considered as confirmed for evaluating confirmation chances.
- Colors under confirmation chances mean following:
- Red - Not likely to confirm.
- yellow - Difficult to say if this will confirm or not.
- Green - Very likely to confirm.
- Seat availability and berth status functionality may not be available between and .
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