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Vande Bharath - Chennai-Coimbatore: Test run a success! 6 hours travel!

Posted on : 31/Mar/2023 12:12:09 PM

The Central Government of India has introduced the Vande Bharat series of superfast express trains, introducing a new superfast mode of travel.

The first Vande Bharat train was introduced in February 2019 and is currently operational. So far, 10 Vande Bharat Superfast Trains have linked different cities.

Tamil Nadu`s second Vande Bharat train, between Chennai and Coimbatore, is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 8th in Chennai.

It is noteworthy that this is the first Vande Bharat train to operate within the state of Tamil Nadu.

The trial run of the Vande Bharat superfast express train between Chennai Metro City and Coimbatore took place today (Friday, March 31st) at 5:30 AM in Chennai.

The trial run train reached Coimbatore at 11:18 AM, taking approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes to complete the journey.

The Manager of the Salem Railway Division and other senior Railway officials travelled in the trial run and inspected the train.

At this juncture, the Manager of the Salem Railway Division shared, "The trial run of the Vande Bharat Express between Chennai Metro City and Coimbatore has been successful! Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating this latest Vande Bharat Service on April 8th.

As indicated in the timetable, the travel time is expected to be 6 hours, but the trial run train reached Coimbatore in 5 hours and 40 minutes, making the trial run a success. We extend our greetings and appreciation to all those officials and staff engaged in this task.

In the first phase, 8 coaches with 536 seats are linked. It is planned to add more coaches later. Many latest hi-tech facilities and features have been incorporated into the Vande Bharat trains.

This Vande Bharat train travels at 130-140 kmph.

The fare details for the train will be announced later!"



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